Vegan sticky date peanut butter banana bread recipe

The humble banana bread just got the biggest glow-up with this sticky date peanut butter version. And it’s surprisingly healthy, too. 

You’ve probably baked a fair few banana breads this year, but nothing – we repeat, nothing – compares to this one.

Why? Because it’s not just banana bread. It’s a cross between a sticky date pudding, peanut butter fudge AND banana bread. Plus, it’s actually good for you. Yes, really.

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Sticky date peanut butter banana bread

Makes 8 slices


  • 1 cup wholemeal flour
  • 2/3 cup plain rolled oats
  • 4 large ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs or 2 chia eggs (1Tbs chia seeds with 2 Tbs water)
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 8 Medjool dates, seeds removed and roughly chopped


1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a loaf tin with baking paper.

2. Place dates in a small bowl of boiling water and set aside.

3. Place oats in a blender or food processor and blitz to make oat flour. Place into a mixing bowl with wholemeal flour and baking powder. Mix well to combine.

4. Add remaining ingredients excluding peanut butter and dates into blender and blend for a few minutes until light and fluffy.

5. Add wet mixture to flour and fold through until combined.

6. Pour half of mixture into loaf tin. Spoon peanut butter evenly over mixture. Top and swirl through batter with a spoon. Drain dates and line evenly over peanut butter. Top with remaining batter.

7. Bake for about 30 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from oven and allow to cool on a cooling rack.

8. Slice and enjoy!

Rebecca Gawthorne is a registered dietitian and author of e-book Healthy Easy Eats. Purchase your copy to find more healthy recipes like this. Follow Rebecca on Instagram @nourish_naturally.