Date, coconut and apple loaf
- ¾ cup dates
- 1 cup boiling water
- oil spray
- 1 cup ground almonds
- 1 ½ cups self-raising flour
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ cup coconut thread
- 100g reduced-fat spread, melted, cooled
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 small apples, grated
- 3 dates, finely sliced, for topping
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.
Nutrition Info (per serve)
Total fat 10g
–Saturated fat 2g
Dietary fibre 2g
Make it gluten free: Use gluten-free flour and baking powder and check cinnamon is gluten free.
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