Recipes and Cooking

Wholemeal Date and Walnut Loaf

Preparation time 15 mins Serves 6 people


  •            2 eggs, lightly beaten
  •            1 cup dates, chopped
  •            3 tbsp butter
  •            1 cup brown sugar
  •            1 cup water
  •            ½ cup walnuts, chopped
  •            1 cup self raising flour
  •            1 cup wholemeal flour
  •            1 tsp baking powder
  •            Spray oil
  •            Icing sugar for dusting


Preheat oven to 180°C.

Place dates, butter, sugar and water in a saucepan and stir over medium heat gently bringing to the boil. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Place mixture into a bowl and add eggs, walnuts and wholemeal flour, then sift over the self raising flour and baking powder.

Spray a 15cm x 25cm loaf tin with spray oil, line with baking paper and spoon in the mixture.

Place into the oven and bake for 45 – 50 minutes or until fully cooked. Remove from the oven to cool for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a cooling rack.

Dust with icing sugar, slice and serve.


Great in a lunch box or served with soft cheese or blue cheese.