A healthy, wholemeal, refined sugar-free and low fat Banana Bread that is still incredibly moist and sweet with a delicious banana flavour. The glaze really tops it off (literally), adding the most delicious sticky caramel coating to the whole loaf.
I’m sure adding a couple of handfuls of chopped walnuts into the batter would be amazing!
I slathered a thick layer of crunchy peanut butter onto a slice while it was still warm, and that was so delicious. If you haven’t already tried nut butter spread on fresh banana bread, please do! You will not regret it.
Healthy Date-Glaze Banana Bread
makes 10 slices/1 loaf
260g/ 2 cups Wholemeal Flour
38g/1/4 cup Coconut Sugar
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2-1 tsp Cinnamon, to taste
1/4 tsp Himalayan Salt
375g/ 3-4 large very ripe Bananas
120g/ 1/2 cup pitted Medjool Dates
1/2 cup Almond Milk, or other plant-based milk
1 tsp Vanilla Bean Powder
2 Tbsp Coconut Oil, melted
Pre-heat oven to 160C and line a loaf tin with baking paper, and leaving enough paper on the sides to lift the Banana Bread out.
In a large bowl combine Flour, Coconut Sugar, Baking Soda and Cinnamon.
Add the Bananas, Dates, Almond Milk and Vanilla to a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour the wet mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients and add Coconut Oil.
Mix until combined but take care not to over-mix. The batter will be quite thick.
Pour the batter into your lined loaf pan and smooth out the top.
Bake for about 40 minutes.
While it is baking, prepare the Date Glaze.
140g pitted Medjool Dates
1/2 Cup Water
1/2 tsp Vanilla Bean
1 Tbsp Coconut Sugar, for sprinkling on top
Blend the Dates with Water and Vanilla until smooth. Set aside.
Once the banana bread has been in the oven for 40 minutes, remove it from the oven and spread over your desired amount of Glaze. You may not need to use it all if you would just like a thin layer. Sprinkle over some Coconut Sugar and return to the oven for 5 minutes.
Remove the Banana Bread from the oven and let it sit in the tin for about 10 minutes before transferring it to a cooling rack. Enjoy!