A date loaf worth dating

by

Eat

Date loaf recipe - a date loaf worth dating

This unbelievably good date loaf is one of the quickest cakes you’ll ever make. If you don’t think you’re a baker, let this date loaf completely change your mind. I reckon anyone can make it and anyone would like it. It’s not messy, fussy or finicky, but it sure tastes like it should be.

As many of you will know, afternoon tea is the fourth core meal of the day at our place. We stop for a shared afternoon tea most days of the week and this date loaf is a staple. While it spends a while in the oven, it’s just so quick to pull together, is light on the refined sugar and tastes like your day is going really, really well, thank you very much.

+ More afternoon tea favourites: +

•  Easy apple muffins
•  No-bake chocolate slice
•  Muesli cookies

If you like them, add walnuts right at the end of your mixing and sprinkle a few on top just before you pop it in the oven. If you want to get rid of the brown sugar (although there really isn’t very much in here), you can substitute with a mashed over-ripe small banana or two tablespoons of apple sauce, or just leave out entirely (I do). The bicarb makes the loaf really light and fluffy, but by all means leave it out and enjoy a denser, less acidic loaf.

Champion date loaf

Date loaf recipe - a date loaf worth dating

Makes about 10 slices, depending on generosity
Takes 10 minutes
Bakes 50 minutes

1 cup chopped pitted dates
½ cup brown sugar, lightly packed
¼ cup butter, chopped
1 cup boiling water
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
1 ¾ cups self-raising flour, sifted
½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

Preheat fan-force oven to 180°C and grease a loaf tin (my tin was 22 x 13 cm).

Put chopped dates, brown sugar and butter in a bowl and pour over the boiling water. Stir with a fork until butter has melted. Stir through vanilla and leave to sit for a few minutes.

Sift flour and bicarbonate soda into the bowl and mix well. Pour into loaf tin and smooth top.

Bake for around 45 – 50 minutes.

You can wrap this one and freeze it for about a month. It will keep moist and fresh for about 3 days in an airtight container. If you go nut-free it makes the perfect recess snack in the lunch box too. All the yums!

Date loaf recipe - a date loaf worth dating

Written by Bron Maxabella

Bron is the founder of Mumlyfe and is so happy to welcome you here. Bron has been writing in the Australian parenting space as Maxabella for more than seven years and is mum to three mostly happy kids and wife to one mostly happy husband. Mostly happy is a win, right?

We’re very social

More for you

A quick and tasty low carb salmon burger recipe

A quick and tasty low carb salmon burger recipe

Don't you love an easy-breezy recipe that's also good for you? Me! I love those recipes! I especially love this low carb salmon burger recipe because the kids can make them. They're really tasty and boy do they make a welcome change from chicken tenders. Do your kids...

Healthyish pecan caramels make a great school holiday treat

Healthyish pecan caramels make a great school holiday treat

I'm a complete nut freak, plus I'll never say no to a sweet treat, which is why I couldn't say no when this healthier pecan caramels recipe came across my desk. Who can ever resist anything pecan? Today also happens to be Pecan Cookie Day - which is apparently a...

Tropical banana Nutella pancakes for Saturday breakfast

Tropical banana Nutella pancakes for Saturday breakfast

You know what makes me happy? Nutella pancakes. And you know what makes me extra happy? Banana pancakes smothered in a thick layer of Nutella and sprinkled with passionfruit and toasted coconut. Doesn't that sound like the perfect way to kick off a weekend? Saturday...

Affiliate links

From time to time Mumlyfe uses affiliate links.  It means that Mumlyfe may receive a small commission at no cost to you when you make a purchase using the link.  You can find out more about how it works here.

You may also like

Related

50+ of the best Christmas gifts for tweens of all ages

50+ of the best Christmas gifts for tweens of all ages

Those lovely little tweenie tweens are equal parts delightful and depressing. No one does he sulk better or holds a grudge longer than a tween. Especially a tween who wanted an Apple watch but received a calculator instead (this may or may not have happened at our...

0 Comments

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Treat yourself to this divine zucchini and lemon loaf | Mumlyfe - […] Enjoy this one too: A date loaf worth dating […]

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This