Banana Date Bread
Dates add extra moisture!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 50 to 65 minutes
Yield: 1 loaf (12 servings)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons Argo® Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Karo® Light Corn Syrup
1/2 cup Mazola® Corn Oil
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 large)
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup chopped dates
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.
Beat eggs, corn syrup, oil and brown sugar in a large bowl. Stir in bananas and vanilla. Gradually stir in flour mixture, just until moistened. Fold in dates and walnuts, if desired.
Pour into a greased 9 x 5-inch OR 8-1/2 x 4-1/2-inch loaf pan.
Bake 50 to 55 minutes if using larger (9 x 5-inch) loaf pan OR 60 to 65 minutes if using smaller loaf pan until toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.