spiced date and walnut vegan loaf cake recipe

Spiced date and walnut vegan loaf cake


spiced date and walnut vegan loaf cake recipe


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spiced date and walnut vegan loaf cake recipe

Spiced date and walnut vegan loaf cake

Janine Harris, New Leaf Health and Wellbeing
Enjoy this loaf cake with a cup of tea or coffee for your morning snack.  It's packed full of dates, walnuts and oats to provide a nourishing energy boost without eggs or butter.  
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Resting time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course healthy, Snack, vegan


  • 1 cup pitted chopped dates
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 tbsps maple syrup
  • 1 1/4 cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp mixed spice


  • Preheat oven to 180C/365F/Gas mark 4 1/2.  Grease and line a 6.5cm x 9cm x 19 cm loaf pan.
  • Place the dates in a heatproof bowl and pour over the boiling water.  Add the maple syrup and allow to stand for 15 minutes
  • Sift the flour and bicarbonate of soda into a mixing bowl.  Add the mixed spice and stir to combine. 
  • Add the oats, walnuts and sugar,  Stir well to combine.
  • Add the date mixture to the dry ingredients, again stirring well to combine.
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared loaf pan. 
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • Stand for 5 minutes in the tin before turning out to cool on a wire rack.
  • Once cool, the loaf cake should be kept in an airtight container.
  • Serve sliced.


You can serve each slice of loaf cake with a spread of butter, cream cheese or a vegan substitute if desired.  
Keyword dates, healthy, loafcake, snack, vegan, walnuts

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2 thoughts on “Spiced date and walnut vegan loaf cake”

  1. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious. The best version I have ever tasted! It disappeared very quickly, and is great anytime, especially for a healthy, energy packed breakfast. I sent a loaf (frozen for travel) to my daughters in L.A. I can’t wait to make more – out of dates, but will try it today using chopped raisins.

    1. Hi, thank you so much for your lovely comments. It means the world to me that others are enjoying the food that I prepare. That’s a great idea having a go at changing up some of the ingredients. I do it all the time!

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