Banana Bread with Honeyed Jujubes and Walnuts

Banana Bread with Honeyed Jujubes and Walnuts

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This weekend Mr. Nomad and I reorganized our Costco room to get a grasp on what we had, what items we were running low on, and more or less just make the room inhabitable. It was a disaster, but 4 hours later it looks great and ridiculously well organized. 

Thanks Mr. Nomad!
I found lots of goodies that I forget I even had. A Key Lime Dip Mix from Tastefully Simple, 8 jars of grapleaves (I knew I had 2), and about a million other things. Some stuff got pitchd because a) I’ll never use them or b) they were expired (yikes!). 

A few things were rather interesting, like a jar of honeyed jujube. Jujubes are Chinese dates that have lots of health benefits. They have strong antioxidant properties, high in Vitamin A and C and also help to promote healthy digestion. The Chinese love them and you can find them in any market. They come dry but I’ve enjoyed them fresh too. They do not taste nearly as sweet as traditional dried dates, but they have a lovely flavour and are low in calories so they make a great snack.

As healthy as they can be, they are also sold soaked in honey. The jujubes are sliced very thin then added to a jar of honey. The Chinese like to pour it into a cup of hot water and drink it.

I don’t know why I bought a jar of honeyed jujube. No idea at all. I don’t eve know when in the last 2 and 1/2 years here I bought it. Or from where. As an admitted food hoarder, this is a serious problem.

Banana Bread with Jujubes

But as I looked at the jar my eyes wandered to a bunch of very ripe bananas on the counter. Hmm… Banana Bread with Jujube? This could be very good. Dates are an excellent way to add moisture to a cake anyways so with little to lose I started mixing together my batter. I gave the spoon a lick before I add the egg white. Um yummy! But it needed something…

Banana Bread with Jujube Dates (Red Chinese Dates)

I’m not a fan of walnuts in banana bread. They do nothing for me. But this time, something came over me and I added a cup of walnut pieces to the batter. The walnuts added a delicious crunch and saltiness that the bread needed. I have enough honeyed jujubes to make one more loaf, then I’m going to need to go out and find a jar of it!

Banana Bread with Jujubes

If you’re in the neighbourhood and your curious about this, come by for a slice! I’ll even throw in a cup of tea for free!

Banana Bread with Jujubes

 

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Banana Bread with Honeyed Jujubes and Walnuts

Honeyed jujubes (Chinese dates) provide a delicious sweetness to the banana bread without extra sugar!

10Prep Time

65Cook Time

75Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 Egg white
  • 4 Bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup Honeyed Jujubes (Chinese Dates)
  • 1 cup Walnut pieces
  • 5 tablespoons Butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Mix in all of the ingredients except the flour together until combined. Then mix in the flour.
  3. Pour batter into a greased loaf pan. Bake for 65-75 minutes or when a toothpick inserted in the middle of the loaf comes out clean.

Notes

Every oven is different so make sure to test for doneness!

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12 Comments on Banana Bread with Honeyed Jujubes and Walnuts

Abigail Murdock said : Guest Report May 22, 2016 at 9:51 AM

Sometimes we have plenty of bananas that we can't eat them up. I will make this recipe the next time, thanks for sharing

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Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday said : Guest Report May 17, 2016 at 4:45 PM

I've never heard of jujubes, but they sound amazing! I can just imagine how good they taste in this banana bread!

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Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry said : Guest Report May 17, 2016 at 4:17 PM

Oh this banana bread is what I would call heaven in a bite.

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Claudia | Goourmet Project said : Guest Report May 17, 2016 at 3:54 PM

I'll start looking for honeyed jujube right away. Thanks for this great foodie find!

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Regina said : Guest Report May 17, 2016 at 12:50 PM

I love learning about food and I definitely learnt something in this post. I had never heard of Chinese jujubes before. They look great in the banana bread

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Recipe Nomad said : administrator Report May 16, 2016 at 8:45 PM

Thank you!

Christie said : Guest Report May 16, 2016 at 8:45 PM

I am the opposite. I adore walnuts in banana bread - that crunch yum! You've made it even better with the addition of jujubes.

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Recipe Nomad said : administrator Report May 16, 2016 at 8:44 PM

I hope you give it a try! Enjoy!

ali @ Home & Plate said : Guest Report May 16, 2016 at 8:41 PM

I am a big fan of banana bread and the addition of chinese dates is the perfect surprise in each bite. This sounds wonderful.

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Just Jo said : Guest Report May 16, 2016 at 8:14 PM

What a great new take on banana bread. I love dates, more than banana if I'm honest. Looks great :D

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Jenn @ Peas and Crayons said : Guest Report May 16, 2016 at 8:04 PM

Well that's totally my new fact of the day! Excited to finally learn what jujubes are and this bread looks DELICIOUS!

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Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy said : Guest Report May 16, 2016 at 7:53 PM

Oh wow, I have never seen those dates. I am in Canada, and I don't think the Costco here has them. I will be sure to look next time. The bread looks and sounds wonderful.

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