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Spiced Banana, Date, Rum and Walnut Loaf With Vanilla Rum Cream
Posted by Pamela Higgins on 16th August 2018

Rum, bananas, dates and walnuts really are a heavenly combination, especially in the form of this easy to make but incredibly delicious loaf. This is made using Red Leg Spiced Rum for an extra kick. Top with a simple but divine dairy-free ‘ice cream’.  This really makes an ideal boozy summer dessert to enjoy outdoors in the garden!

Spiced Banana, Date, Rum and Walnut Loaf With Vanilla Rum Cream

4 - 4 reviews


  • For the Loaf
  • 200g dates, stoned
  • 2 large bananas
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp Red Leg Spiced Rum
  • 100g oat flour
  • 100g instant polenta
  • 75g coconut or brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 75g walnut pieces
  • For the Nice Cream
  • 4 frozen bananas
  • 2 tbsp almond milk
  • 2 tbsp date nectar or maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp Red Leg Spiced Rum
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder or paste; or 1 tsp of vanilla extract
Prep Time


  1. For the loaf: Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C and grease and line a loaf tin.

  2. Put the dates in a pan with 150ml of boiling water and simmer for 5 minutes until softened. Leave to fully cool, then place in your Ninja Kitchen Nutri Ninja and blend on a high speed for 1 minute until smooth.

  3. Add in the rest of the ingredients (other than the walnuts) and whizz up again until you have quite a thick batter. Fold in the walnuts.

  4. Spoon into the tin and bake for 45 minutes until golden and firm. Leave to cool in the tin then place on a chopping board.

  5. When ready to serve, place the frozen bananas into your Ninja Kitchen Nutri Ninja along with the other ingredients for the nice cream and whizz up for a good few minutes to form an ice cream consistency.

  6. Slice the loaf into 8 and place 1 or 2 pieces in a bowl or on a plate. Serve with some scoops of the nice cream and extra date nectar/ maple syrup, to drizzle. Enjoy!


Pamela Higgins

My love of healthy food was originally inspired by my commitment to fitness and wellbeing. But that's not to say I don't like a treat from time to time. It was when I started looking for healthy treats that still satisfied my sweet tooth that I realised how little there was to choose from. Despite being labelled 'healthy', many of the recipes I came across relied heavily on processed sugar and fat - which is why I decided to take matters into my own hands.
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