Tested till perfect Date and Banana Loaf

Date and Banana Loaf

This perfect pick-me-up snack contains whole wheat flour and wheat germ with their magnesium, and banana with its B6. As an added bonus, it will truly satisfy your sweet tooth!

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 18 ratings.
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  • Portion size 1 loaf or 12 slices


  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupgranulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupplain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupvegetable oil
  • 2 2eggeggs
  • 1 tsp 1tspvanilla
  • 1 cup 1cupmashed bananabananas
  • 1 cup 1cupall-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupwhole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupwheat germ
  • 2 tsp 2tspbaking powder
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspbaking soda
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupchopped datedates
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In bowl, whisk together sugar, yogurt, oil and eggs; stir in banana and vanilla.

In large bowl, whisk together flours, wheat germ, baking powder and baking soda; stir in dates. Stir in banana mixture until combined.

Pour into greased 8- x 4-inch (1.5 L) loaf pan. Bake in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven for about 1 hour or until tester inserted in centre comes out clean. Let cool in pan on rack for 15 minutes. Remove from pan; let cool on rack. (Make-ahead: Wrap in plastic wrap and store for up to 2 days or overwrap and freeze for up to 2 weeks.)

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 203 pro 5g total fat 6g sat. fat 1g
carb 34g fibre 3g chol 37mg sodium 110mg

% RDI:

calcium 4 iron 9 vit A 2 vit C 3
folate 12
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