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Date Loaf

A simple but delicious dairy- and egg-free classic that's a great accompaniment to a cuppa tea.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Global
Servings: 1 loaf


  • Oven


  • 250 g dates (chopped)
  • 1 tsp bicarb
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (or vegan butter)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 cups cake flour


  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC and grease a loaf tin.
  • Put the chopped dates in a large mixing bowl along with the coconut oil (or vegan butter) and bicarb. Pour the hot water over, and mix until the coconut oil has melted. Leave to cool.
  • Add the sugar, salt and flour to the cooled mixture, and stir to combine (don't overstir).
  • Spoon into the greased loaf tin, and bake in the preheated oven for about 50 minutes, until a skwere comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool in the tin for a few minutes, before turning out onto a wire rack.