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A whole healthy date loaf on baking paper

Healthy Date Loaf

This easy to make Healthy Date Loaf is naturally sweetened with lots of juicy ripe dates and ground cinnamon spice. It’s only 8 ingredients and contains no stevia/xylitol and is a moist, tender date loaf that can be eaten straight away or cut into slices and frozen in ziplock bags.  
Course Snack
Cuisine Australian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 thick slices
Calories 236kcal
Author Kim


  • cups Wholemeal Plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon Cream of tartar (See note 1)
  • ½ teaspoon Bicarb Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 cup Medjool Dates (See note 2)
  • ½ cup Milk
  • 2 medium eggs
  • ¼ cup Vegetable Oil + 2 tablespoons


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees C/350 degrees F
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, add the flour, cream of tartar, bicarb and ground cinnamon. Mix with a spoon to combine.
  • Add the milk, eggs, and vegetable oil, and stir to combine. Add the chopped dates and stir to combine again.
  • Grease a silicone loaf tin with butter or oil and line with greaseproof paper.
  • Pour in the cake batter and smooth over the top
  • Bake in oven at180 degrees C/350 degrees F for 30 minutes.
  • Let cake cool in the silicone loaf tin until it comes to room temperature.
  • Remove from silicone loaf tin and discard baking paper.
  • Option 1: Store in an air tight container at room temperature and eat within 2 days.
  • Option 2: Cut into 8 slices and place into ziplock bags/airtight container and freeze for upto 3 weeks. To serve, let it defrost naturally or warm in microwave for 10-20 seconds and eat with a light spread of butter.


  1. Cream of Tartar is a leavening agent, readily available in the baking aisle of supermarkets
  2. The medjool dates should be at room temperature.  Remove seeds and chop roughly into small chunks and measure out 1 packed cup.
  3. The sugars in this recipe come from the naturally occurring sugars in the dates.  No other sweeteners have been used in this recipe and as such it may not be as sweet as you are used to.
  4. If you have a sweet tooth, but want to try this recipe, you could try adding more dates, or add  a couple tablespoons of natural honey.


Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g