Banana, date and walnut bread

Yes, that’s right - you can make delicious banana bread using your slow cooker. This one is loaded with dates and walnuts.

8

10m

Note: + cooling time

3m

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (300g) self-raising flour
  • 1 cup (220g) brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) buttermilk
  • 150g butter, melted
  • 2 Coles Australian Free Range Eggs
  • 2 large bananas, mashed
  • 1/3 cup (45g) chopped dates
  • 1/4 cup (25g) chopped walnuts
  • Caramelised banana, to serve
  • Butter, extra, to serve

Method

STEP 1

Grease a 10cm x 20cm (base measurement) loaf pan and line the base and sides with baking paper, allowing the 2 long sides to overhang.

STEP 2

Combine the flour and sugar in a large bowl. Add the buttermilk, butter, eggs and banana. Stir to combine. Stir in the date and walnut. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and smooth the surface.

STEP 3

Place an upturned heatproof saucer or ramekin in a slow cooker. Place loaf pan on the saucer or ramekin. Bake for 3 hours on high (or 5 hours on low) or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Set aside in the pan for 10 mins before turning onto a wire rack to cool.

STEP 4

Cut the loaf into slices. Serve with caramelised banana and extra butter.

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