Date, coconut and apple loaf
Time to make: 50 mins , plus 1 hr soaking
( Hands-on time: 10 mins )
(at time of publication)
Nutrition Info.(per serve)
3/4 cup dates
1 cup boiling water
1 cup ground almonds
1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup coconut thread
100g reduced-fat spread, melted, cooled
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 small apples, grated
3 dates, finely sliced, for topping
Total fat 10g
Saturated fat 2g
Dietary fibre 2g
1 Mix dates with boiling water and leave to soak for 1 hour. Drain off water and blitz softened dates in a food processor.
2 Heat oven to 180°C. Spray a large loaf pan (23.5cm x 13cm x 6cm) with oil and line with non-stick baking paper.
3 In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine dates, spread and eggs and whisk well.
4 Pour the wet ingredients into the dry bowl, add the apple and combine. Pour into pan and top with sliced dates.
5 Bake for 35-40 minutes until top is golden brown and springy to touch. Remove from oven and set aside to cool. Slice when cooled and eat within 2 days.
Make it gluten free: Use gluten-free flour and baking powder and check cinnamon is gluten free.
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