Tuesday, November 9

Lunchbox Legends: Banana date slice with honey glaze

Although this made quite a large slice, the smell of them straight out the oven - and then brushed with the honey glaze is enough to have you rethinking whether they should go in the lunchbox at all.  I couldn't resist but 'sample' the merchandise whilst it was still warm.  Delish.

Of course, if you want to make half the amount - go ahead!  It will make 36 pieces of slice or 18 pieces of slice and 1 cake to serve 10.  I have some for slice and some for a dense cake. I can freeze in portions or whole.

1 cup pitted dried dates, roughly chopped
4 medium bananas
2 1/2 cups plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup caster sugar
1/4 cup milk
3 tb honey

Preheat oven to 180 degrees c

Place 1/2 cup water with your dates in a small saucepan, bring to the boil and then simmer for a few minutes.  Put your bananas in and combine well.  Allow to cool.

Grease a rectangle baking or casserole tray and line with greaseproof paper.

In a mixing bowl add flour, baking powder, sugar  and oil.  Add the date/banana mix and mix well, add milk until it becomes a stiff batter.

Pour into your baking tray and smooth top into the corners.

Bake for 45-55 minutes until golden brown on top and cooked through.

When you remove from oven, pour over honey and brush over slice evenly.  Allow to cool for 15-20 minutes before removing from tray and slicing up!

Keep in airtight container for up to  6 days or freeze for up to 3 months in airtight container or ziplock bag.
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7 lovely comments:

Cate on November 9, 2010 at 7:18 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Looks great - wish I had some bananas! My Darlings seems to like banana chocolate chip at the moment!!

di-a-tribe on November 9, 2010 at 9:29 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Hmmm..... I have two bananas that need using up at home...

Sally said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Yum, I'm going to make this tomorrow! I've got so many ripe bananas in the freezer I need to use up. Thanks Liss :)

di-a-tribe on November 10, 2010 at 9:13 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

OK, made this last night.

Adara took some to school today. There are two pieces left for her for the next two days.

The rest I took to work.

It is now all gone.

And recipe demanded

Sarah Lyford on November 16, 2010 at 9:25 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

mmmmmm YUM!
I have a few ripe and ready bananas in the freezer and was JUST wondering what to do with them. Have to give this a try - but what if I dont have dates? Is there a good substitute or can it go without?

Love your recipes x

Liss on November 16, 2010 at 9:41 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Hey Sarah - thank you! Glad you like them! xx

I personally wouldn't go without the dates - it gives the slice depth and also a pudding-y yumminess. You won't regret the trip to the shops - honest. In fact I just took out another one out of my oven just now - my eldest daughter wants it in her lunchbox tomorrow!

Josiejo said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Made this on the weekend - ROCKED!


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