First, add your dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking powder, bicarbonate soda and cinnamon powder) to a bowl and stir to remove any lumps.
In a separate bowl, add your mashed banana until creamy, but keep them slightly chunky too. Add the vanilla extract and combine together. Pour your dry ingredients to the banana mixture and fold. Next, your the plant-based milk and stir slowly. Make sure you scrape down the sides of the bowl.
Once the mixture is smooth and pourable, add your crushed walnuts and chopped dates and fold together.
To a baking tin, rub a small amount of plant-based butter or coconut oil on the inside of the tin to prevent the banana bread from sticking. Add a small sheet of wax paper to the baking tin and pour your mixture. Add a few toppings like sliced bananas, walnuts or dates to the top and place in the hot oven for 35 minutes.
Bake until golden brown and the inside is cooked through. *A tip to see if the banana bread is cooked through is by placing a knife or fork through the center’s top and if you remove it it should be clean and nothing sticking to it - that’s when you know it’s cooked perfectly.
Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before serving. Add a small dab of butter or jam and enjoy!