Fluffy Banana Date Bread

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Written by Abby

 
There's nothing quite better than a fresh, warm slice of homemade banana bread😍And you may be finding yourself in the kitchen baking more than you ever have in your entire life (and that's on quarantine😪). Well meet us for a baking DATE because we have a delicious Fluffy Banana Date Bread to make with you! 
 
This fluffy and moist banana date bread is gluten-free and dairy-free🙌 But no worries if you don't have any 1:1 gluten-free flour on hand, you can substitute all purpose.  Now adding Joolies dates into the bread is MAJOR KEY. It takes the moisture factor to a whole👏new👏level👏 (since Joolies are SUPA juicy). 
 
PRO TIP: cut a fresh, warm slice and slather on some Kween and Co. Granola Butter & top with Lark Ellen Farms Vanilla Cinnamon Grain-free Granola and get ready for a flavor party in your mouth😛
 
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What all goes into the fluffy banana date bread? Here are the main ingredients you need: 
 
    1. Ripe Bananas
      • Not only do you get a great *natural* sweetness, but also vitamins and nutrients like Vitamin B6 + C! Make sure that your bananas are super spotty (that's when they are the sweetest and easily mash-able). Don't have ripened bananas? Just pop your un-ripened bananas (still peeled) on a baking sheet and put in the oven at 250 degrees for 20-25 minutes. 
    2. Joolies Pitted Dates
      • These are just as essential as the bananas are in this recipe! Joolies add an amazing texture, moistness, and boost of nutrients like potassium (3x that of a banana!), magnesium, Vitamin B's, etc! 
    3. Coconut Oil
      • You want this to be melted, so pop it into the microwave for 40ish seconds, then let it cool before adding to the batter (you don't want it to cook the eggs!). As an alternative, you can use vegetable oil or butter. 
    4. 1:1 Gluten Free Flour 
      • You can also substitute all-purpose flour if you aren't GF! We recommend the Bob's Red Mill flour or King Arthur. 
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If you make this classic recipe, be sure to tag us on Instagram and Pinterest so we can see all your date-able recreations! And you can always comment below! 
 
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Fluffy Banana Date Bread

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

  • prep time: 20 minutes
  • bake time: 50-55 minutes
  • total time: 70-75 minutes
Servings: 12
 
INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 large ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 coconut oil, melted 
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup plant-based milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups 1:1 gluten free flour (or all purpose) 
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon 
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2/3 cup chopped Joolies dates
 
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a loaf pan with parchment paper.

  2. In a mixing bowl, mash bananas and whisk in eggs.

  3. Next in a separate bowl, cream the oil and sugar together then pour into the mixing bowl. Add in milk and vanilla, then mix until combined.

  4. Add in the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and sea salt. Mix until well combined. Stir in chopped dates.

  5. Transfer batter to the lined loaf pan and bake for 50-55 minutes. Let it cool, then slice and serve!

Store in an air tight container for up to 5 days. 

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