#whatsonyourplateblogchallenge Recipes

Date & Walnut Bread – Yum!

July 7, 2021
Date & Walnut Bread

My friend, Wendy from Wendy’s Way to Health has a recipe for Banana and Walnut Bread which is delicious, but what do you do when you don’t have bananas? You improvise! I had some dates and had to modify the recipe to keep it moist as I wasn’t using bananas. It turned out really well and is delicious! I’ve made both versions now and it’s difficult to choose a favourite. I’ll just have to make both!

Date & Walnut Loaf

Fresh out of the oven!

What’s so good about dates?

  • They contain several vitamins and minerals, in addition to fiber and antioxidants. However, they are high in calories since they are a dried fruit so make sure you eat in moderation.
  • High in Fibre with 7 grams of fiber in a 3.5-ounce serving, which may help with constipation and also stablise blood sugar levels.
  • Dates are a natural sweetener and make healthy substitute for white sugar in recipes. They taste sweet, are high in fibre, nutrients and antioxidants
  • May reduce inflammation and improve brain function


250gm medjool dates chopped
2 large eggs  (I added an extra egg to make it moist but you could add yogurt)
1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
1/2 cup oil or butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup wholemeal plain flour
¼ cup flaxseed
1 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat Oven to 175C
  2. Line a loaf pan with baking paper or spray with oil
  3. Mix dry ingredients including dates together in a bowl
  4. Mix eggs, oil, maple syrup, vanilla well and add to dry ingredients
  5. Fold in chopped walnuts
  6. Pour into loaf pan and cook for 35 – 40 minutes depending on oven, until golden brown and skewer comes out clean.
Date & Walnut Bread
Date & Walnut Bread a delicious and healthy snack

I’m joining Donna from Retirement Reflections and Deb from The Widow Badass for their monthly #whatsonyourplateblogchallenge. Be sure to pop over to their blogs and see what they are serving up.

I hope you enjoy looking at the others who are sharing What’s on their plates too.

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Touring My Backyard: Singapore Hawker Noodles
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Retirement Reflections Cantonese Noodles 4 ways

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  • Reply Retirement Reflections July 7, 2021 at 07:50

    Hi, Sue – Thank you for being a regular contributor to What’s On Your Plate. I always look forward to what you have to share. I had forgotten about dates, their nutritional value, and how much I like them. Thank you for this reminder — and for showing us two different ways to make this same recipe!

  • Reply Erica/Erika July 7, 2021 at 10:40

    This is an awesome recipe, Sue! Nutritious and I have all of the ingredients in my kitchen. A bit hot to turn on the stove right now. I will save the recipe for the Fall. Impressive with how little sweetener is added except for the dates. Great foodie photos!

  • Reply Leslie Susan Clingan July 7, 2021 at 10:45

    Oh, I love dates!! Would like to try this recipe with the dates exchanged for the bananas. I eat them in my cereal and salads and yogurt. So delicious. I am sure this bread is scrumptious.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 10, 2021 at 17:34

      Yes Leslie I’ve made it with dates and also with bananas and both are delicious. x

  • Reply Debbie Harris July 7, 2021 at 17:15

    I love dates too and this looks delicious Sue. Well done on improvising to suit your kitchen supplies, that’s very clever!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 10, 2021 at 17:35

      Hi Deb, I’ve become BOLD with my improvisation in cooking 🙂 Sometimes it works and other times not so good. x

  • Reply The Widow Badass July 8, 2021 at 02:19

    YUM! This bread sounds delicious. Thanks for joining in on our fun, Sue!


    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 10, 2021 at 17:33

      thanks Deb, you and Donna have inspired me to come up with something each month, x

  • Reply Joanne Tracey July 8, 2021 at 06:45

    That looks delish, Sue!…and healthy. The dates would give it a lovely flavour.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 10, 2021 at 17:33

      Yes it tastes yummy and it is good for you!

  • Reply Toni Pike July 8, 2021 at 11:40

    Delicious, Sue – I love dates. Toni x

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 10, 2021 at 17:35

      I love them too, Toni and this is perfect for afternoon tea. x

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