Banana-Date Flax Seed Bread

Total Time
1hr 35mins
25 mins
1 hr 10 mins

From Cooking Light, Oct. 1999. This healthful bread is full of goodness, and it tastes delicious, too! Store in an airtight container in your refrigerator or freezer.

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  1. Place 1/2 cup flax seeds in a blender, and process until ground to measure 3/4 cup flaxseed meal.
  2. Set flax seed meal aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°.
  4. Beat the banana, sugar, oil, and eggs at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended.
  5. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife.
  6. Combine flour, flaxseed meal, 1/4 cup flax seeds, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, and gradually add to sugar mixture, beating until well-blended.
  7. Stir in chopped dates.
  8. Spoon the batter into an 8x4-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray.
  9. Bake bread at 350° for 55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  10. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack, and remove from pan.
  11. Cool completely on wire rack.
  12. Serve and enjoy!
Most Helpful

4 5

I have always thought that bananas go really well with flax seed meal & I love dates, so I was excited to try this recipe. Like klk, I also added chopped walnuts to the batter & I used coconut oil instead of vegetable oil. Other than that, I made the recipe as written. I liked the bread and it's texture, but DH said it was a bit dense. It is moist & packed full of good for you stuff! I think next time I'll add a little cinnamon. Thank you!

5 5

I left out the whole flaxseeds and dates and added chopped walnuts (wanted to see what the base bread was like + the ground flaxseeds). I also used brown sugar instead of white, and walnut oil as the vegetable oil. This was a delicious banana bread, and I'll be making it again with the flaxseeds and dates. Lovely.