Banana Bread is one of my favourite things to bake. It’s easy, you can swap the pistachios for walnuts or play around by adding ginger powder. You could even go rogue and make a chocolate and chilli banana bread, think of the options!
Bananas are famous as a good source of potassium. Indeed, one medium-sized banana contains 422 mg, or 12% of the RDI for potassium. This tasty fruit is also rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6, manganese, magnesium, fiber and antioxidants.
Have you ever tried Jewish Halva spread? It’s delicious and kind of like Nutella but with sesame seeds. It does contain sugar so I have only a little. The bread itself is refined sugar free and I don’t use this on every slice 🙂
Also try my coffee chia and maple syrup banana bread here.
Date Pistachios Banana BreadPrint This
- 185 g / ¾ cup peanut butter (I used a 100% peanuts one)
- 120 ml / ½ cup date syrup (or agave nectar)
- 450 g / 2 cups mashed up very ripe bananas
- 2 tsp lemon
- 5 dates soaked in water, chopped up
- 180 g / 1½ cups all purpose wheat flour or gluten free flour
- 40g pistachio nuts (chop up for smaller children)
- 1½ tsp baking powder
- ¾ tsp baking soda
- 1½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp Himalayan pink salt or fine sea salt
- Warm up the oven to 175° C / 350° F and line a 900 g / 2 lb cake tin with baking paper. Move the oven rack a notch down from the middle position.
- Loosen up peanut butter by gradually mixing it with date syrup and 30 ml / 2 tbsp of water.
- Add the mashed up bananas and lemon juice until the mixture looks uniform.
- Place a sieve over the wet ingredients and sift in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt, folding them in gently just until blended.
- Transfer the batter into the prepared baking tin. Top the cake with a banana cut length wise (or more peanut butter if you wish).
- Bake for about 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out fairy clean. Remove from the oven and brush or drizzle with with a little date syrup while the cake is still hot to give the top a nice shine.
- Let the cake cool down completely before slicing.