Multi-Grain Date Quick Bread

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

Great fiber made to taste wonderful! Originally from "The Lighthearted Cookbook" by Anne Lindsay


  1. Grease and flour 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, pour boiling water over dates or raisins, add soda and let stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Add natural bran, flour, rolled oats, sugar, baking powder, salt and milk.
  4. Mix until combined.
  5. Pour into loaf pan.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 70-80 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.
Most Helpful

I didn't have natural bran, so I used powdered wheat flakes cereal instead. I also reduced the sugar to 1/4 cup, used raisins, and baked for 1 1/2 hour. The bread turned out very flavourful, but the raisins made it terribly difficult to slice the loaf! It also did seem a little dense, but I will make this again, with a few changes.

Anu February 10, 2002

My Aunt made this bread exactly as written with dates only and I love it. I asked for the recipe from her and when I searched zaar I found your post. Thanks for adding it. Everyone can use a little more healthy in their lives :).

FrVanilla August 13, 2009

I loved it! I did alter a few things on mine: I added raisins, date and dried apricot bits, added 1 tsp of olive oil and halved almonds on top for decor. It also took about 50 minutes or so to bake. This is a great healthy bread!

Plumeseed October 22, 2006