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Date and Walnut Loaf

A moist and delicious loaf full of sophisticated flavor and calories to prevent unintended weight loss.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 23 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Servings 6
Calories 630 kcal


  • 9 X 5 Loaf Pan


  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups dates chopped
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup milk powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup walnuts chopped


  • Heat 1 cup of milk in a pan until boiling.
  • When milk has boiled for 1-2 minutes, turn off heat but do not remove pan from stove.
  • Add the chopped dates and baking soda to the milk, stirring to separate the dates.
  • Let sit for 15-20 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 340 degrees F.
  • Prepare the baking pan by greasing with softened butter and coating with flour. (alternatively, Baker's Joy cooking spray may be used, or you can line the pan with parchment paper.)
  • In a separate bowl, combine flours, milk powder, baking powder, and ground cinnamon. These may be sifted or stirred with a whisk to break up any lumps.
  • In a large bowl, mix the softened butter and sugar until creamy.
  • Add eggs and mix well.
  • Add half of the flour mixture and gently mix with spatula.
  • Add remaining half of the flour mixture and mix until ingredients are just combined. (about 10 strokes)
  • Fold the chopped walnuts into the batter, taking care not to overmix.
  • Pour batter into baking pan and bake in preheated oven for about 50-60 minutes until done. Check by inserting toothpick into center of loaf, if it comes out clean, the loaf is fully cooked.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and put directly on a wire rack to cool for about 10 minutes.
    When it is cool enough to handle, run a butter knife around the edges of the pan to loosen the loaf, remove loaf allow to finish cooling on wire rack.
  • When loaf is cool, cut and enjoy fresh or toasted for extra crunch.
  • Serve with coffee, tea, or any way you prefer!


Calories: 630kcalCarbohydrates: 70gProtein: 14gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 106mgSodium: 363mgPotassium: 479mgFiber: 6gSugar: 46gVitamin A: 688IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 229mgIron: 3mg
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