This week I was feeling inspired by the cool weather and the new bone china teapot that my aunt brought me from England. Isn't it cute? Nothing screams English to me more than morning tea. So I brewed myself a cup of Ginger Spice tea from T2 (yum) to compliment the wholemeal banana and date loaf that I baked. I love this loaf because its a little bit sweet without being too high in sugar and it's very low in fat. Like anything though, its all about moderation.
Banana and Date Loaf recipe
2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour
1 tsp bicarbonate soda
1 tsp ground nutmeg
125g pitted dates, chopped
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 cup low-fat milk
1 cup of mashed banana (the riper the better)
Preheat oven to 180ºC. Line a loaf pan with baking paper. Sift the flour bicarbonate soda and nutmeg into a large bowl. Stir through the dates and the sugar.
Combine milk, eggs and banana in a separate bowl. Fold into the date mixture until well combined. Pour into the loaf pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the loaf comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Slice and serve.
Recipe adapted from www.taste.com.au