Date and Banana Loaf

Font Size:

This recipe makes two loaves, so you can enjoy one for morning tea today and freeze the other to serve another day.


  • 2 cups dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 80g butter, diced
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup mashed banana
  • 1 cup Greek-style yoghurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 3 cups gluten-free self-raising flour, sifted


Preheat the oven to 200°C.  Grease two loaf pans and line with baking paper.

Place dates, soda and butter in a large bowl and pour over the boiling water. Stir to combine and allow to sit for five minutes.

Stir sugar into the date mixture. When the sugar has dissolved add the banana, yoghurt, egg and vanilla paste. Fold in the sifted flour then spoon into the prepared tins.  Bake for 35-40 minutes.

Stand for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.

Join YourLifeChoices today
and get this free eBook!

By joining YourLifeChoices you consent that you have read and agree to our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy


Everyone’s favourite – Chocolate Crackles

A party isn't a party without Chocolate Crackles.

Tomato and Basil Tart

Don't expect any leftovers.

Zesty Bite Size Lemon Delights

These delicious treats have the perfect amount of lemon and a buttery crust.

Written by Andrea


Total Comments: 2
  1. 0

    I shall certainly try this one.Looks easy/I have had no inclination to bake cakes in years!Use to do a lot once when kids were young.I loved date rolls! This cake is tempting me to bake again!Thanks

  2. 0

    I made this last night, very moist and delicious!!



continue reading


Avoid these common mistakes people make with bleach

Bleach is one of the most effective and least expensive disinfectants around, but it pays to remember it's not an...


Concerns over limited data on how vaccine will affect over-65s

There are growing concerns that the vaccine expected to be given to the majority of Australians when the rollout starts...


Making healthy eating more affordable

Eating a healthy diet is crucial to our mental and emotional health as well as our physical wellbeing. It can...


Hands up who's in the club that is wrecking the planet

Alex Baumann, Western Sydney University and Samuel Alexander, University of Melbourne Among the many hard truths exposed by COVID-19 is...


The most iconic handbags of all time

While countless clothing trends have come and gone, certain handbags have remained desirable across the decades, as coveted now as...

Health news

Health check finds Australia is stressed and obese

One quarter (25.6 per cent) of Australians undergoing a health check have been identified as at risk of developing diabetes....

Finance News

Financial planning costly and complicated, say review submissions

A review of the financial advice sector seeking to cut red tape and provide affordable advice could lead to more...


Types of polyps and what to do about them

Polyps are clumps of cells that grow inside your body. While most polyps aren't dangerous, some can develop into cancer....