Date and Walnut Loaf

I was digging around the other day through my old cookbooks and came across a hand-written recipe from a family friend for this cake. Her version had the usual crap like flour and sugar though, but not on my watch sweetheart. I told those fools to take a hike, and invited some more healthful dudes to my baking party. The result? A dense loaf of loveliness. So cheers to this recipe that keeps my loaf chunky and my butt less-so.



Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Grease a loaf pan (mine was 22cm x 11cm) with the coconut oil and line with baking paper.

Mix all dry ingredients together in bowl.

Add the oil, vanilla, eggs and honey and mix well.

Stir through the grated apple, nuts and dates.

Pour into prepared pan and bake for 45-50 minutes.

If after 20-30 minutes the top is getting quite brown, just cover loosely with a piece of foil for the remainder of the cooking time.


  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons walnut oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup dates, chopped
  • 1 small apple, grated (I used a Granny Smith)
  • Coconut oil for greasing