Recipe: Banana And Date Cake


Ben teamed up with Si from GCN to create a perfect post race treat, complete with bananas and coconut oil to replenish your energy! We're also using date syrup to reduce the amount of refined sugar! Win :)


  • 120 g cold coconut oil
  • 90 g light brown sugar
  • 120 ml date syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 bananas, peeled and mashed
  • 275 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 100 g chopped walnuts

Step 1

Make The Cake Batter

Whisk the coconut oil, sugar, syrup, eggs and mashed banana together in a bowl. Fold in flour, raising agent, ginger and salt. Stir through chopped nuts.

Step 2


Transfer to lined square 20cm x 20cm cake tin. Bake at 175 degrees C for 25 mins.

Step 3


Serve up after your bike ride, or just for a treat any time ;) Serves 8

Step 4

Just In Case...

P.S If you can’t get hold of any date syrup, blitz up 60g of dried dates and 60ml of honey instead!

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