This is the sort of bake that I love to have in my repertoire. It lends itself to change as you can replace the banana with coconut or a handful of frozen berries (but leave them whole) quite easily. Also you can replace the dates with prunes, sultanas, cranberries, or raisins to name a few.
I used my homemade granola but you could just as easily use a good shop bought one. It genuinely can be made and baked in less than half an hour and it also freezes perfectly. I cut mine into 6 squares then froze between parchment squares so you can take a piece out and pop it in a lunch bag for a mid-morning snack.
I used a disposable foil tray measuring 12inch x 7 , this will cook quicker than in a metal baking tray as the foil doesn't take long to heat up. If using a proper baking tray it will take 3-5 mins more baking time.
150g S/R flour
150g soft brown sugar
150g stork or softened butter
3 med eggs
1 ripe banana mashed
12 dried dates chopped finely (about90g)
1 teacup of granola (here's my recipe)
A little icing sugar
Preheat the oven to 170˚c
Mix all the cake ingredients except for the fruit together in a free standing machine or with a handheld whisk, next add the banana and chopped dates fold in until well combined. Spoon into the foil tray or a similar sized baking tray. Sprinkle with an even layer of granola.
Bake in a preheated oven for 20-22 mins (25-30 in a tin baking tray)
Dust with icing sugar and serve.