This delicious Date Nut Bread is made grain-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free. It’s a healthier version of your favorite dessert bread. 

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Healthy Homemade Bread

I am so excited to share this grain-free Date Nut Bread with you! It has a lovely texture with walnuts and chewy dates, and is so satisfying served with coffee or as a simple dessert. 

Ingredients

This recipe uses grain-free flours, including both cassava flour and almond flour. It is sweetened with real food sweeteners, including coconut sugar, a ripe banana, and dates. Dates are high in fiber and minerals and are so versatile and delicious. 

baked bread on cooling rack

Recipe Steps

Step One

Preheat your oven to 350°F. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray.

Step Two

Combine the almond flour, cassava flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, and ground cinnamon. Use a whisk to stir together. Then, add the chopped dates and walnuts and use a spatula to stir together. 

Step Three

Place the eggs, vanilla extract, applesauce, and almond milk in a small bowl and whisk together until smooth.

ingredients for date nut bread

Step Four 

Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients. Add the melted coconut oil or ghee and stir to combine. Pour the batter into the baking dish and place in the oven for one hour, or until the bread turns golden brown.

Step Five

Remove the bread carefully from the dish and place onto a cooling rack. Serve warm or at room temperature. Refrigerate any leftovers and serve within 5 days.

slice of date nut bread with gold fork

FAQs

Can I use coconut flour instead of almond flour?

I would not recommend that substitution, because coconut flour acts a lot different from almond flour and I have not tested that.

How do you keep this bread moist?

The applesauce does a great job of keeping this Date Nut Bread recipe moist, along with the coconut oil, eggs, and almond milk.

How long does a date nut bread recipe last?

I like to keep mine tightly sealed in the fridge, and it lasts up to a week.

Can I freeze this bread?

Yes, absolutely! Just let it cool completely after baking and freeze in a tightly-sealed container for up to 3 months. 

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Here’s the printable recipe:

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Date Nut Bread


  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This delicious Date Nut Bread is made grain-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free. It’s a healthier version of your favorite dessert bread. 


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Ingredients

  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup cassava flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup pitted and chopped medjool dates (about 5 large dates)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts or sunflower seeds
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Spray a 1.5-quart loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine almond flour, cassava flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, and ground cinnamon. Use a whisk to stir together. Then, add the chopped dates and walnuts and use a spatula to stir together. Set the bowl aside
  3. In a small bowl, combine the eggs, vanilla extract, applesauce, and almond milk. Whisk together until smooth.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Add the melted coconut oil and stir to combine.
  5. Pour the batter into the baking dish and place in the oven for one hour, or until the bread turns golden brown. Remove the bread carefully from the dish and place onto a cooling rack.
  6. Serve warm or at room temperature. Refrigerate any leftovers and serve within 7 days.

Notes

You can freeze the cooked and cooled bread in a tightly sealed container for up to 2 months.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Grain-Free, Paleo

Keywords: how to make grain-free date nut bread using cassava flour, healthy date nut bread, paleo dessert bread

 

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