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Spiced Banana Date Bread

  • Author: Martha Stuart
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 70 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x

Description

A healthy-ish, very hearty, and completely delicious twist on the classic banana bread.  This loaf doesn’t disappoint.

 

 


Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 3/4 cup dates, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Butter a 9×5 loaf pan.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs and combine. Add sour cream and mashed banana, and combine.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and all spices.
  5. Add flour mixture to butter mixture, and stir gently until combined.
  6. Add chopped dates, pour into prepared pan.
  7. Bake for 70 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  8. Let cool 10 minutes in the pan before turning out onto a cooling rack.