The Ultimate Vegan Banana, Date & Walnut Loaf

A wee while ago you may have seen my Banana, Caramel & Tiger Nut Bars recipe using Tiger Nuts tiger nut flour, milled from Premium Organic Tiger Nuts on their farm in Spain. Offering a wonderful nutty flavour to recipes, this time I have used it in another banana-based recipe (this combo works amazingly well!), a substantial loaf packed full of goodness from dates, linseeds, walnuts and nut butter. Enjoy for breakfast or as a snack when energy levels are suffering – a slice of this is sure to perk you up!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 large bananas
  • 1 cup dates, soaked in hot water for 10 minutes then drained
  • 2 tablespoons date nectar (I used Beloved)
  • 1 heaped tablespoon nut butter (I used Meridian almond butter)
  • Β½ cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 cup Tiger Nut tiger nut flour
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseeds (I used Linwoods)
  • 2 teaspoons lucuma powder
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar (I used The Coconut Company)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Β½ cup walnuts, chopped

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Get baking!

  1. Place the bananas, dates, nut butter, almond milk and vanilla in a blender (I use my Nutrininja Auto IQ) and whizz up until smooth.
  2. Mix together the flours, lucuma powder, coconut sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, flaxseeds and chopped walnuts in a bowl.
  3. Pour in the banana mixture and stir to combine – you should have a smooth and quite thick batter with nice chunks of walnuts distributed throughout.
  4. Spoon this into your loaf tin, smooth out the top and bake for about 40-45 minutes, until risen and golden brown (cover with foil halfway through baking to prevent burning).
  5. Leave in the tin to cool, then turn out onto a board and drizzle with a little more date nectar and add a few more walnuts on top. Slice up and dig in!

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Keep any remaining slices in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Check out my other Tiger Nut recipe over here! πŸ™‚