Sticky Date Banana Bread

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 30m
Ready In

"From our weekday newspaper The West Australian. Times are estimated. NOTE full name of recipe is Sticky Dat Banana Bread With Salted Caramel."

Original recipe yields 8-10 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (260.9 g)
  • Calories 724.4
  • Total Fat - 39.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 19.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 311.4 mg
  • Sodium - 357.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 85.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.4 g
  • Sugars - 54.2 g
  • Protein - 14 g
  • Calcium - 93.6 mg
  • Iron - 2.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 5.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Grease a large loaf pan (top measures 14cm x 24cm) and line base and sides with baking paper, extending paper 3cm above the sides of pan.

Step 2

Place dates, butter, sugar and 1/2 cup water in a large saucepan and stir over a medium heat until butter is melted and then bring to boil and gently boil for 1 minute.

Step 3

Remove from the heat and stir in soda and then let stand for 15 minutes to cool slightly and then stir in eggs and mashed banana.

Step 4

Sift flours and cinnamon into a large bowl and sake a well in the centre and add date mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until combined and then spoon into prepared pan.

Step 5

Arrange halved banana on top of cake mixture and sprinkle with macadamias.

Step 6

Cook in a moderately slow oven (160C) for about 1 hour, or until cooked when tested with a skewer.

Step 7

Remove from oven and stand in pan for 20 minutes and then turn onto a wire rack to cool.

Step 8

To make caramel, stir sugar and cream in a large saucepan over a medium heat until sugar is dissolved and then bring to boil and gently boil, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes, or until slightly thickened.

Step 9

Remove from heat and stir in salt and st aside for 45 minutes, or until thickened.

Step 10

Serve sliced banana bread with warm salted caramel and ice-cream.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.