This date and walnut loaf recipe, also known as a date and walnut cake, is a healthy make-ahead dessert you can prepare and enjoy throughout the week. Made without added sugar, butter, or eggs, you will love how clean this date nut bread recipe is while still being incredibly tasty.
This date and walnut loaf gets much of its flavor from the sweet, sticky dates. That’s why this cleaner version of an old-fashioned date nut bread doesn’t need butter or sugar to contribute to its warm, sweet flavor.
Instead, to help moisten up this date nut loaf, olive oil is used in the batter. The oil tenderizes the bread and gives it that fluffy, soft texture.
To make this date and walnut loaf recipe gluten-free, simply swap out the wheat flour for gluten-free all-purpose flour. You can also make this recipe vegan-friendly by using non-dairy milk or allergen-friendly by leaving out the walnuts.
For best results, make sure to soak your dates in the warm milk, as directed, and keep the loaf tightly wrapped in plastic wrap when not consuming.