- 190 grams spelt flour, (plain flour may be used)
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 100 grams Walnuts or Pecans
- 220 grams pitted dates
- 220 grams raw sugar
- 2 eggs
- 120 grams grapeseed oil or light olive oil
- 310 grams ripe bananas, (about 3 large bananas sliced into bowl)
- 1.5 tsp vanilla extract or 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
- 1 tsp cinnamon ground
- sunflower seeds or pepitas, for topping cake
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Butter or line a large loaf pan (about 23 x 13 x 16 cm). Set aside.
Put flour, bicarb soda, cinnamon and salt into TM bowl and sift for 5 seconds on speed 5. Add dates, chop for 5 seconds on speed 7. Add walnuts or pecans and chop for 3 seconds on speed 5. Remove flour mixture to separate mixing bowl.
Put sugar in bowl and mill for 3 seconds on speed 10. Add eggs and oil, and mix for 40 seconds on speed 6 until light and creamy. Slice banana into bowl and add vanilla and mash for 3 seconds on speed 6.
Pour the batter mixture into the flour mixture and fold through until they form a sloppy batter. (This can be done in the TM bowl if you wish.) Pour into the prepared tin and sprinkle with some seeds.
Bake for about 1 hour in a moderate oven or until the top is springy and a fine skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool the loaf in the tin on a wire rack for 10 minutes, before turning our onto the rack to cool.
It keeps well in the fridge for about 5 days, and can be frozen for up to 2 months.
This is a delicious tea bread made with spelt flour that has a rich, almost caramel-like flavour that is like sticky-date pudding. It freezes very well, and may be sliced, and placed between freezer sheets and frozen for later. You can just take out a slice or two when you need a little pick me up. And a little butter on it makes it heavenly!
If you want to be able to send this loaf to school in the lunchbox, either remove the nuts and/or replace them with pepitas or sunflower seeds. My kids are happier without them.
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