Olive Oil Banana Bread
Servings Prep Time
1loaf 15minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
1loaf 15minutes
Cook Time
  • 1/3cup Calivirgin Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 bananasover ripe and mashed
  • 2tablespoons plain yogurt (plain greek or nonfat)
  • 1/4cup low-fat milkalmond or soy works also
  • 1teaspoon baking soda
  • 1teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/3cup all-purpose flouryou can use wheat flour is desired
  • 6 datespitted and chopped
  • 1/3cup walnut heartschopped
  • 1/2-3/4teaspoon ground cardamomuse if desired and season to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the olive oil and honey. Now add the eggs and whisk again to combine.
  2. Now add the bananas yogurt, milk, baking soda, vanilla extract, cardamom, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Whisk again. Using a spatula, stir in the flour; then add the dates and walnuts and stir the batter again until everything is well combined.
  3. Lightly oil a non-stick a 5 3/4 x 3 loaf pan like this one. Pour the batter into the loaf pan and shake very gently so it evens out.
  4. Bake in the 325 degrees F heated-oven for 55 minutes. Test by inserting a tooth pick into the middle of the banana walnut bread, it should come out clean.
  5. Remove from the oven and let the bread cool for 10 minutes, then transfer to cool on a wire rack for another 20 minutes or so. Slice and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Recipe by The Mediterranean Dish