Somehow I ended up with 2 tubs of dates in my pantry. Not a
bad thing, necessarily, but I didn't want them to go to waste. I generally don't need an
excuse to bake, but this was a good one!
Dates make an awesome natural sweetener, being on the lower
end of the glycemic index (I believe they are a 9) means less of a blood sugar spike, great if you happen
to be diabetic. They are also rich in polyphenols and fiber, making them a smart alternative to
refined sugars that bring nothing to the table but sweet!
This cake is lovely for breakfast. (or any time of the day
for that matter!) Moist and flavourful, it is not overly sweet, and virtuous
enough in its ingredients to make having cake for breakfast an OK thing. (My
blueberry shunning teen even packed two pieces in his lunch today, a definite seal
The batter is made, start to finish, in the food
processor. If you don’t have one, I might suggest that you soak the dates to soften them, and whiz them with the banana and other
liquid ingredients in your blender, pour into a mixing bowl and proceed with
the recipe from there.