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Easy date loaf

Serves: 14
Prep: 15
Cook: 50

    A deliciously healthy afternoon treat or a perfect lunchbox snack.


    • 1 ½ cups pitted dates, chopped
    • ½ cup sugar
    • 2 tbs margarine
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 egg, lightly beaten
    • ½ cup self-raising wholemeal flour
    • ½ cup self-raising white flour
    • 1 tsp baking powder


    1. Place dates, sugar, margarine, and water in saucepan. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes. If you would like to use the microwave, place the dates, sugar, margarine and water in covered glass bowl and microwave on high for 4 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.
    2. Add the egg and mix well. Stir through sifted flours and baking powder, then place in a lightly greased 14 cm x 21cm loaf tin.
    3. Bake in moderate oven, 180°C for 50 minutes.

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