Banana And Date Loaf

With Lime Butter

A great tasting, healthier treat

Serves 4

A fantastic afternoon tea loaf made from buckwheat flour with sweet dates, banana and chia seeds for a satisfying crunch. Top with the zesty lime butter for a little bit of extra decadence.

INGREDIENTS

For the loaf

135g dates, roughly chopped

½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

40g butter

130g mashed banana

110g soft brown sugar

140g yogurt

1 egg, lightly beaten

½ tsp vanilla bean paste

3 tbsp chia seeds

85g rice flour

100g buckwheat flour

2 tsp baking powder

For the whipped lime butter

200g salted butter

½ tsbp icing sugar

1½ limes, zest only

  1. Preheat the Miele Steam Combination Oven on Cake Plus 150ºC. Grease and line a 900g loaf tin.
  2. Place the dates, bicarbonate of soda, butter and 125ml boiling water in a large bowl and leave the dates to soak for 10-15 minutes.
  3. To the bowl, add the banana, soft brown sugar, yogurt, egg, vanilla bean paste and chia seeds (keeping some back to sprinkle on the top of the loaf). Mix well. Fold through the flour and baking powder
  4. Transfer the mixture to the loaf tin and sprinkle with the remaining chia seeds. Place in the Steam Combination Oven and bake for 45 minutes.

To Make The Whipped Lime Butter

Using an electric hand whisk, mix the butter with the icing sugar and lime zest until light and fluffy. Serve the loaf warm or cold, sliced and spread with the whipped lime butter.

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