Banana Date Flaxseed Bread


I'm always searching for healthy recipes, and this flaxseed banana bread filled the bill. The flax seeds give the bread a really nutty taste.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins
1 8x4-inch loaf


  • ½ cup flax seed

  • 3 bananas, mashed

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup flax seed

  • ½ cup chopped pitted dates


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8x4-inch loaf pan.

  2. Grind 1/2 cup flax seed in an electric coffee grinder or food processor; set aside.

  3. Beat together banana, oil, sugar, and eggs in a large bowl. Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground flax seed, and 1/4 cup whole flax seed in a separate bowl. Gradually stir flour mixture into banana mixture. Fold in dates. Spoon batter into the prepared loaf pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the loaf comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

263 Calories
11g Fat
43g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 263
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 219mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 15%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 209mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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