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Banana and Chia Loaf Cake with Dates and Walnuts, a delicious cake full of wholesome ingredients from Indigo Herbs #ad
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Banana and Chia Loaf Cake with Dates and Walnuts

Servings 2 loaf cakes
Author April J Harris


  • 200 grams all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 heaped tablespoon Indigo Herbs Organic Chia Seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Indigo Herbs Super Vital Powder
  • 175 grams Indigo Herbs Organic Coconut Oil
  • 100 grams Indigo Herbs Organic Coconut Sugar
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 3 tablespoons runny honey
  • 3 large ripe bananas, mashed (about 250 grams mashed banana)
  • the grated rind of one organic orange optional
  • 145 grams pitted chopped Organic Dates
  • 60 grams Organic Walnuts roughly chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 170°C (160°C for fan ovens, gas mark 3).
  • Grease and flour two - 2 pound loaf pans (roughly 22.5 cm x 13 cm x 6 cm each).
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, chia seeds and Super Vital Powder. Set aside.
  • Cream the coconut oil and coconut sugar using an electric mixer.
  • Beat the eggs and honey into the coconut oil mixture. Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula regularly.
  • When the mixture is light and fluffy, gradually add the flour mixture, a bit at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Beat in the mashed bananas and orange rind.
  • Remove the bowl from the electric mixer and stir in the chopped organic dates and walnuts with a wooden spoon.
  • Divide the mixture between the loaf pans. Carefully level the tops a bit with the flat of a knife. The pans will only be about half full.
  • Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean. It's a good idea to check the cakes after 25 if your oven is very fierce.
  • Cool in the pans for at least 30 minutes before removing the cakes and leaving them on a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Wait until the cakes are completely cool before slicing.
  • Store in an airtight container.
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