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three slices of banana date bread stacked on a wooden board

Banana Date Bread

Soft and moist, this healthy banana bread is perfect for babies, toddlers, and adults! It's super EASY to make with minimal, nutritious ingredients.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 10 slices


  • 1 1/2 cups (150g) rolled oats
  • 3 large ripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup (4-5) dates, pitted See note
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Grease or line an 8.5x4.5 inch loaf pan.
  • Into a food processor/blender, add the oats then the rest of the ingredients minus the walnuts. Blend until smooth.
  • Stir in the walnuts, if adding.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or so, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Slice and enjoy!


  • I like to describe this delicious treat as a cross between cake and bread. If you want it to be more bread-y, perhaps you can try adding more oats or other types of flour. But try this recipe as is first! 
  • Soak the dates in warm water for at least 30 minutes before adding to the blender! It'll result in a smoother consistency.
  • I highly recommend greasing the loaf pan with butter for a clean release after baking and for flavor! Yum!
  • It's delicious as is but for an added boost of nutrition, top with nut/seed butter, Greek yogurt, butter, cream cheese, etc.


Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Potassium: 347mg | Fiber: 4g | Vitamin A: 97IU | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free
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