Date and Walnut Loaf - Dairy Free & Fat Free

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Carolyn Jay

This is a very tasty, moist, sin free loaf. When sliced it's also great toasted, spread with low fat cream cheese. You can also include mixed nuts & carob buttons to the walnuts as a variation. You can also substitute the maple syrup for golden syrup. The loaf also freezes well.

Top Review by ipoohbear

I was looking for a way to use up some chopped dates & this bread fit the bill - not too sweet, a little dense, with the right amount of healthy flavor I was looking for - great toasted with a little whipped cream cheese on top!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to moderate (180C/160C fan forced) Grease a 14cm x 21cm loaf pan.
  2. Combine dates and maple syrup in a large heatproof bowl, add the boiling water and stand for 15 minutes.
  3. Add walnuts, sugar, rolled oats, sifted flour and soda, stir into date mixture until well combined.
  4. Spread mixture into the prepared pan, sprinkle with sesame seeds and bake for approximately 50 minutes or until cooked when tested. Stand for 5 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool.
  5. Enjoy!

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