1/4cupchopped datesif sticky, toss with a tablespoon of the flour to keep from clumping before adding
Preheat oven to 375°F. Line 8″ square baking pan with parchment paper, spray lightly with oil, if you use, or use a silicon baking pan.
In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine the pureed banana, milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Add the wet mixture to the dry, then fold in the chopped dates, and stir through until just well combined.
Pour batter into pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden and a toothpick or inserted in the center comes out clean. You can also press the center of the bread with your finger and it will bounce back when done.