Banana Date Nut Bread

Make this the night before Mother’s Day to please mom with a continental delicious treat in the morning to start her day.  This bread is very moist.


Banana Date Nut Bread

  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten room temp
  • 1 cup ripe mashed bananas over ripe bananas are best
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tblspn buttermilk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 325.. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.  In separate bowl combine eggs, bananas, oil, buttermilk, vanilla.  Stir until well combined.  Add to flour mixture and stirring until all combined.  Add pecans and dates  Pour batter into 2 greased loaf pans and bake for approximately 1 hr and 10 mins, or until toothpick comes out clean.  

Recipe Notes

For best flavor, make sure bananas are over ripe.  For this recipe I use bananas that were turning black.   The bananas are more soft and gives the bread it's best taste.  

For those who like to bake their gifts, this makes a great gift.  For a special touch, find  a cute vintage tin to present your fresh baked delicious treat.



Just remember —- Cooking is easy with “TLC” !!!!!





3 thoughts on “Banana Date Nut Bread

  1. All I need is a cup of coffee and a comfy seat to enjoy this delicious looking bread. I love bread. Comfort food at best!

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