Exquisite and healthy date loaf

Jul 27, 2021 | Recipes, Snacks and Sweet things

Exquisite and healthy date loaf
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 large ripe banana mashed
  • 1 juice and rind of lemon or orange
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla essence or powder sugar free
  • cups almond meal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 6 dates diced (medjool work well because they are soft)
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • ½ cup dried apricots or figs finely chopped
  • 1 cup almonds chopped



  • Put the eggs, banana, orange or lemon rind and juice and vanilla into a bowl and whisk until well blended.
  • Add all the other ingredients (except half of the slivered almonds) and mix thoroughly then spoon into lined and lightly greased loaf tin.
  • Sprinkle the remaining slivered almonds over the top and press gently into mixture.
  • Put baking paper over the top to prevent nuts from burning and cook in a moderate (150˚C) oven for approximately 40-50 minutes until top of loaf is firm to touch and bounces back with light pressure.

Top tips

  • Serve warm or keep in the fridge for up to a week for a slice every now and then
  • Mix it up with the nuts and have fun adapting this recipe each time you make it
  • You can use half a cup of linseed powder or LSA instead of almond meal

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Oh my… so gorgeous, so moorish and super nutritious too… a winner all round.