Date Walnut Loaf

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Servings: 8
Date Walnut Loaf

Home-made breads like this Date Walnut Loaf are always better than the store-bought alternatives.

A family recipe that was passed down, this Date Walnut Loaf is best served hot with a generous smother of the honey butter.



  • 1 cup dates, chopped
  • ½ cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup sultanas
  • 1 tsp bi-carb soda
  • 15g butter, melted
  • 1 cup CSR Dark Brown Sugar
  • 250ml boiling water
  • 2 cups White Wings plain flour, sifted
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

Honey Butter:

  • 150g butter, room temperature
  • 2 tbsp honey


  1. Heat oven to 160°C fan-forced. Grease two small loaf tins 25cm x 8cm x 4cm
  2. In a large heat proof bowl, combine dates, walnuts, sultanas, bicarb soda, butter and sugar. Add boiling water and mix well.
  3. Add flour, salt and egg. Gently mix until just combined.
  4. Pour batter into prepared tins and bake for 20-30 mins or until golden. Cool slightly then remove from the tin.
  5. Meanwhile, make the butter by mixing butter and honey in s small dish using a wooden spoon.
  6. Serve loaf warm with honey butter.