recipe: date & walnut loaf

a good date loaf is a great pick me up with a cuppa and a great stand-by to have in the pantry when unexpected guests show up! perfect for a snack, kids lunchboxes, or as a sweet treat after dinner, this date & walnut loaf will be sure to impress!

 

ingredients

  •  1 cup pitted dates, chopped
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/4 cup tk flaxseed fibre
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

 

method

  1. preheat oven to 180°c, grease and line a loaf tin allowing approx 2cm overhang around the edges
  2. place dates in a heatproof bowl and pour over water and maple syrup - leave to stand for 15 mins until dates have softened
  3. sift flour and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl and add TK flaxseed fibre
  4. add in oats, walnuts and brown sugar and stir to combine
  5. add the dates into the mixture and mix well
  6. spoon the mixture into the loaf tin and smooth the top surface
  7. bake for 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean
  8. leave to cool in pan and then lift onto a wire rack to cool
  9. slice and serve with butter, jam, cream cheese, or whatever takes your fancy!

 

 

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