No Added Sugar Banana, Date and Pecan Bread

Well lookie here, a no added sugar Banana, Date and Pecan Bread I made especially for Marcus Samuelsson. I was very careful not to call it a sugar free banana bread – I think I’ve learnt my lesson with that one;) Nethertheless, I’m pretty confident the lack of refined sugar will appeal to a few of you out there and I can say for sure that the taste and texture was spot on and exactly what I was after. Thick, hearty, flavourful and filling.

Like I’ve said in the Marcus Samuelsson article, this is not one of those cake breads. This is a full on bread bread (not overly sweet) that definitely needs a generous smear of vegan spread to be fully enjoyed at its best. I’ve also recommended it be served with a proper cup of tea.

I’m currently obsessed with teapots. Seriously. Obsessed. I have a large one I use for breakfast (it holds about four cups) and a smaller one that comes complete with its own cup that holds just under two cups. I realise that sounds like a lot of tea and it is but be rest assured I do not consume six cups of tea a day. No, no, no. I usually half fill the large teapot (it’s bright orange you know!) and my Husband and I have a cup each in the morning and I use my weenie teapot about twice a week for a little treat in the afternoon. Well, I do live in England after all!

Okay, I think that’s enough detail regarding my tea drinking habits and I haven’t even entered herbal territory yet so I’ll leave it there for now.

If you fancy an afternoon tea and bread treat then look no further………..here it is!

16 responses to “No Added Sugar Banana, Date and Pecan Bread”

  1. Hannah says:

    Gotta have tea, not such a bad thing with all the antioxidants – that’s how I justify it anyway 😉
    Your bread looks delicious – do you think it would work with wholemeal or spelt flour?

  2. Sounds plenty sweet without the extra sugar. Put butter on it and I’m happy!

  3. Yummy! I have been trying to cut down on sugar so this is a great idea.

  4. I absolutely LOVE that this doesn’t have any added sugar!

  5. This looks really beautiful. I love banana bread with nuts and I like date cookies, so why not make some combination of all three! Your pictures are wonderful.

  6. seena says:

    I made this bread this morning for the first time. It’s so scrumptious, I have been thinking about it all day. Am not a skilled baker so am v happy that it turned out well (though the smell as it’s baking makes it worth trying, alone). Can’t wait to make again, next time I think I will try it with spelt flour.

  7. Hannah says:

    Just wondering what size loaf tin you used? I only have a 1lb loaf tin – is that right for these quantities?still haven’t had a chance to try this yet but hoping to get some time this weekend 🙂

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