Caramel, Banana & Date Loaf


  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup pitted dates finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 60 g butter melted
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 cup banana ripe mashed


  • Grease a 14 cm x 21 cm loaf pan. Line base and two long opposite sides with baking paper.
  • Combine sifted flour, soda and nutmeg in a large bowl. Stir in dates and brown sugar.
  • Make a well in centre, add juice, butter, egg and bananas. Mix with wooden spoon until smooth. Pour mix into prepared pan.
  • Cook at 180C for about an hour, or until cooked when tested. Stand cake in pan for 5 minutes and turn out onto wire rack to cool.
  • Serve warm or cold spread with butter.


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