After returning from a few days away, we again had a few bananas which were heading towards their use by date. I found this recipe for Spelt Banana Bread amongst a pile of pages torn out from magazines, and am unable to tell which mag it is from.
I’ve made a few banana bread recipes in my time, they are so easy to put together and normally look and taste impressive. I love the addition of walnuts and dates, and I was almost tempted to add shredded coconut but decided against it – will add it next time though.
This had a great consistency and Liam and I shared a piece toasted with fresh banana and honey drizzled on top – YUM! The rest has already been wrapped up and put into the freezer, it will be perfect for when we need a treat quickly.
Spelt and honey banana bread with dates and walnuts
- 125 g whole spelt flour
- 125 g white spelt flour
- 75 g brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup walnuts coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cup dried pitted dates coarsely chopped
- 1 cup mashed banana I used the 3 small bananas we had
- 90 ml vegetable oil
- 2 eggs lightly whisked
- 40 ml honey
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees and grease and line the base and sides of a loaf tin (approx 8 x 20cm)
- Combine the flours, sugar, baking powder, bicarb of soda and cinnamon in a large bowl.
- Add the walnuts and dates and stir together
- Combine the banana, oil, eggs and honey in a bowl, then add to the flour mixture and stir until just combined.
- Pour into prepared loaf tin and smooth the surface, bake for 35 - 40minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
- Can be served either warm, at room temperature or toasted with butter
What’s your favourite banana bread recipe?
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