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- 30 x pitted dates, coarsely chopped
- 1 1/4 cup water
- 1 tspn baking soda
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 tspn baking powder
- 1 tspn ground cinnamon
- 1 tspn ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tspn salt
- 3/4 cups canola oil
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 Tbls golden syrup
- 1 x ripe banana, mashed
- 2 tspn vanilla extract
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips, melted and cooled
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (to stir in the batter right before baking)
Preheat oven at 350 F and line a loaf pan with parchment or non stick baking paper. (or you can make them
in muffin tins)
In a small pan, combine dates and water and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for about 3 minutes or until dates are soft and liquid has reduced. Lower the heat and stir in baking soda. Stir well once the mixture foams up; set aside to cool.
In a large mixing bowl whisk together the flours, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. In another large mixing bowl, whisk the oil, sugar, golden syrup, banana, and vanilla until fluffy. Stir in the cooled melted chocolate.
Gently fold in half the flour mixture then fold in all the date mixture. Gently fold in the remaining flour and the rest of the chocolate chips.
Transfer batter to tin and tilt tin gently from side to side to level batter. Bake for 1 hour or until a fine skewer comes out almost clean from centre of loaf and loaf begins to pull away from the sides of tin.
Remove from oven and turn loaf out on to a cooling rack. Enjoy!
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