My friend, Wendy from Wendy’s Way to Health has a recipe for Banana and Walnut Bread which is delicious, but what do you do when you don’t have bananas? You improvise! I had some dates and had to modify the recipe to keep it moist as I wasn’t using bananas. It turned out really well and is delicious! I’ve made both versions now and it’s difficult to choose a favourite. I’ll just have to make both!
Date & Walnut Loaf
What’s so good about dates?
- They contain several vitamins and minerals, in addition to fiber and antioxidants. However, they are high in calories since they are a dried fruit so make sure you eat in moderation.
- High in Fibre with 7 grams of fiber in a 3.5-ounce serving, which may help with constipation and also stablise blood sugar levels.
- Dates are a natural sweetener and make healthy substitute for white sugar in recipes. They taste sweet, are high in fibre, nutrients and antioxidants
- May reduce inflammation and improve brain function
250gm medjool dates chopped
2 large eggs (I added an extra egg to make it moist but you could add yogurt)
1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
1/2 cup oil or butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup wholemeal plain flour
¼ cup flaxseed
1 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat Oven to 175C
- Line a loaf pan with baking paper or spray with oil
- Mix dry ingredients including dates together in a bowl
- Mix eggs, oil, maple syrup, vanilla well and add to dry ingredients
- Fold in chopped walnuts
- Pour into loaf pan and cook for 35 – 40 minutes depending on oven, until golden brown and skewer comes out clean.
I hope you enjoy looking at the others who are sharing What’s on their plates too.
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