Warm Date Loaf
This warm date loaf is a go-to recipe for morning tea during the cooler months. It's such an easy, budget-friendly recipe that is deliciously warming, especially when served with tea. This is a great loaf to have in the freezer to have on hand when guests pop in.
Recipe Tester Feedback: "Warm date loaf with lashings of butter – what could be better than that?! Great to make as cupcakes or mini loaves too." - Gail
Contains: Gluten / Dairy / Egg
*Variations: Can be made without Gluten
Preparation Time 10 minutes
Cooking Time 30-40 minutes
Can be frozen
- dates - 220g, dried, pitted and chopped, plus optional extra for decoration
- bicarb soda - 1 tsp
- water - 100g, boiling
- brown sugar - 100g
- butter - 120g
- vanilla - 1 tsp, extract
- cinnamon - 1 tsp, ground
- self raising flour - 260g (*can use GF)
- eggs - 2
- Preheat oven to 180C. Line a loaf tin with baking paper.
- Place dates (220g), bicarb soda (1 tsp) and boiling water (100g) into a small bowl. Allow to sit.
- Place sugar (100g), butter (120g) and vanilla (1 tsp) into the bowl. Mix Speed 4 / 20 seconds. Scrape down sides as needed.
- Add the date mixture, cinnamon (1 tsp), self raising flour (260g) and eggs (2) to the bowl. Mix Speed 4 / 5 seconds.
- Pour batter into loaf tin. Add extra whole dates for decoration if you wish!
- Bake for 30-40 minutes or until cooked through and golden brown.
- Serve warm.