¼cup(65 grams) dark molassesnot blackstrap molasses
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Place your chopped dates into a small bowl and cover them with boiling or very hot water. Set aside.
1 cup (150 grams) chopped dates, pitted
In medium size bowl whisk together the dry ingredients and set aside.
1 cup (150 grams) all purpose flour, ½ cup (60 grams) whole wheat flour, 2 tsp baking powder, ¾ tsp baking soda, 1 tsp cinnamon, ¼ tsp salt
In the bowl of your stand mixer add your bananas and beat at medium speed until pureed. Next add the ground flax seeds, water and oil. Beat for 2 - 3 minutes at medium speed. Add the molasses and beat for an additional minute.
2 bananas, medium size, 2 tbsp ground flax seeds, 5 tbsp (75 mL) water, ½ cup (125 mL) vegetable or avocado oil, ¼ cup (65 grams) dark molasses
With the mixer speed set to low slowly add in the dry ingredients. Beat until just well combined.
Drain the dates and add them to the batter. Beat until combined.
Pour the batter into a parchment lined loaf pan and bake in the middle rack of your oven for approximately 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Allow to cool for 5 minutes in pan before transferring to a cooling rack.
If you prefer to use eggs instead of flax seeds in this recipe, omit the ground flax and water and replace with 2 large eggs.We use about 10 Medjool dates for this recipe, If you use another variety of date, you may need more of them to reach 1 cup of chopped dates.