Recipes from Burundi: Date and Banana Mix

Recipes from Burundi

Date and Banana Mix

Country: Burundi
Course: Dessert
Makes: 6 to 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/8 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/8 cup flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 bananas, sliced
  • 4 1/2 oz dates, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp sugar


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. With an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, then the flour, salt and baking powder. Mix well.
  2. Transfer half the mixture to a baking dish (it will be sticky, so you'll have to mold it into the dish with your fingers). Then put the bananas and dates on top. Cover the mixture with the remaining dough (this will be tricky given the consistency of the dough, but just do your best).
  3. Bake for 30 minutes or until the top turns a golden brown. Meanwhile, mix the sugar and cinnamon together.
  4. Remove from the oven and brush with melted butter, then sprinkle with the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Serve warm.