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Sticky Date Banana Bread

Take Banana Bread to the next level with this Sticky Date Banana Bread. Sticky Date Sauce is smothered in and ontop of the Banana Bread before baking then more is drizzled on top to make a decadant treat.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Servings: 10
Author: Lisa@mummymade.it

Ingredients

INGREDIENTS

    Sticky Date Banana Bread

    • 3 Eggs
    • 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup or Rice Malt Syrup
    • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
    • 270 grams mashed Bananas approximately 2-3 large
    • 1/2 Cup Coconut Flour
    • 3/4 Cup Almond Meal
    • 1/4 Cup Arrowroot Flour
    • 3 teaspoons Baking Powder
    • 1 teaspoon Bicarb Soda
    • dash of Salt
    • 2 Tablespoons Milk of choice
    • 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons ground Ginger start with 1 and add if desired
    • 1 serve Sticky Date Sauce sauce will need to be runnyish so heat it a bit if required

    Sticky Date Sauce

    • 1/2 Cup Dates chopped
    • 1/4 Cup boiling water
    • Dash Bi-carb Soda
    • 2 1/2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
    • 1 Cup Coconut Cream the thickened part from the top of a chilled can, divided into 2 1/2 Cups
    • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
    • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt start with 1/4 and add to desried taste is reached

    Instructions

    INSTRUCTIONS

      Sticky Date Banana Bread

      • Preheat the oven to 175C/350F
      • Grease and line a 20cm (8 inch) x 10cm (4 inch) loaf tin.
      • Place the eggs into the bowl of a kitchen stand mixer and beat on medium until fluffy (about 5 minutes)
      • Add the maple syrup and continue to beat on medium. Add the vanilla extract.
      • Add the bananas to the blender and pulse (alternatively do this with a masher or fork). I like to have mine mainly gooey with a few chunks left in.
      • Add the bananas to the mixing bowl and beat on medium until well combined.
      • In a separate bowl sift the dry ingredients together.
      • Add the dry ingredients into the mixing bowl on low, being careful not to over mix.
      • Pour half the mixture into the prepared tin. Dollop 2 to 3 Tablespoons of Sticky Date Sauce over the top of the mixture then cover with the remainder of the banana bread mixture.
      • Take 1/4 Cup of Sticky Date Sauce and dollop over the top of the Banana Bread. Use a knife to swirl the sauce through the top of the banana bread. Retain the remainder of the Sticky Date Sauce for serving.
      • Bake for 50-55 minutes or until cooked through. Allow the bread to cool in the tin before removing. Can be served warm or cold.
      • The Sticky Date Banana Bread can be served warm with extra sticky date sauce (and even cream!). Allow to bread to cool for at least 10 minutes in the tin before removing. The bread will be soft so be careful when slicing.

      Sticky Date Sauce

      • Place the dates into a small bowl and cover with boiling water and add the bicarb. Allow to sit and soften for at least 20 minutes.
      • Place the date mixture, maple syrup, vanilla extract and ½ cup of coconut cream in a blender and purée.
      • Pour the purée mixture into a small saucepan and, over a medium heat, stir until bubbling.
      • Reduce the heat to low and add the remaining ½ cup of coconut cream and cook, stirring occasionally for 7-10 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
      • Remove from the heat and stir in the salt and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
      • Allow the sauce to cool a bit before using in the bread.