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Monday, June 28, 2021

Whole Grain Banana Date Bread, all fruit and no refined sugar.

If you are looking for a loaf of banana bread so healthy you can eat it for breakfast, you have come to the right place! This Whole Grain Banana Date Bread is whole grain and all fruit-sweetened...

As our conversion to whole grain baking was taking place I felt compelled to remake all of our favorites in whole wheat. And I can say, so far they still remain our favorites. But this Whole Grain Banana Date Bread was not one of our favorites. Because, honestly, we did not have a fruit-sweetened bread like this one, in our list of all-time favorites. 

It goes without saying I was very pleased with how this bread turned out! Whole Grain Banana Date Bread is wonderful! It is flavorful, moist, and made with whole grains and all fruit. I believe a slice of bread is oftentimes easier (cleaner maybe?) to eat than a muffin. Those who nibble on the way to work will agree...whether it was good for me or not, I often ate my breakfast on the way to work during my commute. 


Fortunately, when the weekend comes a slice of Whole Grain Banana Date Bread would be perfect to take along on camping trips, or why not pack a thermos cup of coffee, and a slice of this bread for a light breakfast on the trail and take a lovely morning walk? This just might be the tastiest all fruit-sweetened banana bread you will ever eat!

Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • bananas
  • whole dates
  • whole wheat flour
  • salt
  • soda 
  • cinnamon 
  • oil 
  • eggs
  • water
  • vanilla
  • walnut pieces 
You will also need the following:
  • food processor
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • large mixing bowl
  • loaf pan
  • silicone spatula
  • parchment paper or cotton toweling
Now we are ready to begin!


Whole Grain Banana Date Bread
by the seat of my pants!
350-degree oven

2 c whole wheat flour - we use pastry grind flour
1 t salt
1 t soda
1 t cinnamon - if desired

2 large or 3 smaller bananas
2 c whole pitted dates
1/3 c oil
2 eggs

1/3 c water
1 T vanilla

broken pieces of walnuts for the top of the loaf

In a large mixing bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, salt, soda, and cinnamon if using. Whisk to combine well, set aside.


Remove pits from the dates. Place in the processing bowl along with the bananas, eggs, and oil. Secure the lid, process until smooth, mixture will be thick. 

Pour the banana mixture over the whole wheat flour, add the water and vanilla.

Fold ingredients together until combined well. You should not have dry pockets of ingredients, do not overmix.


Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until the bread tests done in your oven. 

It is hard to wait, but do wrap and store overnight (all quick bread improves with a 24-hour resting period), then slice, and serve. 


Storage options for Whole Grain Banana Date Bread. Store wrapped at room temperature for up to two days. For longer storage, place wrapped bread in the refrigerator. Whole Grain Banana Date Bread may be frozen for longer periods of time. 

UPDATE:  For your convenience, a "copy and paste" version of Whole Grain Banana Date Bread has been included below. 

 

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Printable "copy and paste" version:
Whole Grain Banana Date Bread
by the seat of my pants!
350-degree oven
2 c whole wheat flour - we use pastry grind
1 t salt
1 t soda
1 t cinnamon - if desired

2 large or 3 smaller bananas
2 c whole pitted dates
1/3 c oil
2 eggs

1/3 c water
1 T vanilla

broken pieces of walnuts for the top of the loaf

In a large mixing bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, salt, soda, and cinnamon if using. Whisk to combine well, set aside.

Remove pits from the dates. Place in the processing bowl along with the bananas, eggs, and oil. Secure the lid, process until smooth, mixture will be thick. 

Pour the banana mixture over the whole wheat flour, add the water and vanilla.

Fold ingredients together until combined well. You should not have dry pockets of ingredients, do not overmix.

Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until the bread tests done in your oven. 

It is hard to wait, but do wrap and store overnight (all quick bread improves with a 24-hour resting period), then slice, and serve. 

Storage options for Whole Grain Banana Date Bread. Store wrapped at room temperature for up to two days. For longer storage, place wrapped bread in the refrigerator. Whole Grain Banana Date Bread may be frozen for longer periods of time. 

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  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Melynda. It looks delicious!
    Lisa, Visiting from Unlimited Link Party 29, #106

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  2. I love using whole wheat flour. I found that Wheat Montana brand is really ground fine.

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    1. Hi Debra, thanks for the tip! Thanks for dropping by, I appreciate it!

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  3. This looks like a delicious bread.Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you, it is also great for breakfast with no refined sugar.

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  4. This looks soooo good! I almost always have dates and bananas in the house, so this is a good recipe to have on hand.

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    1. Thanks! I try to make "new" banana bread recipes, personally I am not fond of the standard loaf. Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it.

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