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Easy Date Loaf Recipe

This easy Date Loaf recipe couldn't be easier to put together - and you likely have all of the ingredients you need to make it sitting in your fridge and pantry! Both regular and Thermomix instructions included.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: Budget Recipes, Freezer Friendly, Lunchbox Snacks, Thermomix
Servings: 10 slices
Calories:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped pitted dates 200 grams
  • 1 cup boiling water 250 grams warm water if using a Thermomix
  • 60 grams butter cubed
  • 1 cup brown sugar 180 grams
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 & ¾ cups self raising flour 260 grams
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius (fan-forced) and line a loaf tin with baking paper.
  • Roughly chop your dates place into a large bowl.
  • Add the sugar and butter (which has been chopped into pieces) and carefully pour over the boiling water. Gently stir until the butter has metled.
  • Add the vanilla extract, self raising flour and bicarbonate of soda and mix well until just combined.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf tin and gently smooth the surface. Place into the oven and bake for 35 - 40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when instered into the middle.
  • Allow the Date Loaf to cool in the tin for 15 minutes before carefully removing and allowing to cool completely.

Thermomix Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius (fan-forced) and line a loaf tin with baking paper.
  • Place the dates into your Thermomix bowl and mix for 4 seconds on speed 7 to roughly chop. If you would like your dates to be finer, mix for a further 3 seconds on speed 7.
  • Add the water (you can use hot water from the tap), brown sugar and butter and cook for 4 minutes, 70 degrees, speed 2.
  • Scrape down the sides of the Thermomix bowl and add the vanilla extract, self raising flour and bicarbonate of soda. Mix for 12 seconds, speed 5.
  • Scrape down the sides of the Thermomix bowl and mix for a further 5 seconds, speed 4 to combine.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf tin and gently smooth the surface. Place into the oven and bake for 35 - 40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when instered into the middle.
  • Allow the Date Loaf to cool in the tin for 15 minutes before carefully removing and allowing to cool completely.

Notes

  • This Date Loaf is best stored in an airtight container at room temperature. It can be kept for up to 5 days.
  • To freeze, wrap in foil or place into a freezer safe container.
  • You can also use medjool dates for this recipe, you will need to slice them in half and remove the seed before chopping.
  • If you are concerned the top of your loaf is browning too much, you can cover it with a piece of foil.