Easy Date Loaf

Egg free, dairy free, low fat, vegan, vegetarian, simple, this one ticks a lot of boxes! Can be made nut free by omitting the walnuts. Great for play lunches or keep it on hand sliced in the freezer for when guests turn up for afternoon tea. It’s delicious eaten warm, or can be served for dessert in slices with some low-fat custard as a healthy alternative to sticky date.


Serves 12


Preparation: 2 hours
Cooking: 45 minutes

Preheat normal oven to 175 C.
Combine dates (+ walnuts) and black coffee in a large bowl and soak for 2 hours
Add the flour mix well to form a smooth batter.
Spoon into a greased and lines loaf tin.
Bake for 45 minutes. If you insert a skewer and it comes out clean, it’s done. Cool for 5 minutes in tin then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Nutrition Information (per serve)

Energy: 552kJ
Carbohydrates: 29.4g
Protein: 2g
Fat: 4g
Fibre: 1g
Salt: 85mg


  • 375g pitted dates chopped in half
  • 1 cup black coffee
  • 1 cup SR flour
  • Optional – chopped walnuts


Sourced: An Atkinson Family favourite

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