Date Bread

Date Bread

 

Leftovers always come in handy. There was still some leftover coconut milk in my fridge which my husband has used for the preparation of an oriental meal earlier this week, and date paste which I have incorperated in one of my Sugar-Free Banana Breads. When I saw both products, I knew immediately what I was going to make: this date bread. The result is a delightful treat that’s somewhere in between a bread and a cake. It is soft and creamy and the taste of the coconut milk is well integrated but not predominant. Furthermore, it is delicious (slightly) sweet by the date paste which makes the lack of sugar is fully negated.

Is coconut milk really healthy? Yes it is! Coconut milk is rich in several vitamins and minerals. This makes coconut milk keeps your teeth and bones strong. In addition, coconut milk ensures that the heart tissues, the kidneys, the brains and muscles are kept in good condition. Furthermore, it’s lactose-free and therefor also suitable for lactose intolerance people (should you want to try this recipe, but you’re lactose intolerant, then skip the oridinary milk and replace the same quantity with coconut milk. In that case, keep in mind that the date bread will become slightly creamier). Dates, for their part, are a perfect sugar substitute. Of course, they contain fruit-sugar (fructose), but still that’s a lot better than the factory made ​refined sugars that are modified with various synthetic dyes. Dates are a perfect source of healthy, natural fibers and are amongst the most consumed dried fruits. So overall, this bread is an excellent combination of both taste and physical profit.

This date bread is suitable for all moments of the day, whether you eat it at breakfast, at brunch or lunch, as a snack or as a preparation of any sports activity. You can eat it plain but also fill it with anything you want. To give you an example: I have a slice spread with homemade peanut butter, yum yum!!

Except the exquisite taste of the bread, its recipe is also very easy and very quick to prepare, so eat, enjoy and live I’d say!!

 

Dadelbrood

 

Recipe Date Bread

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 1 bread of approx. 20 cm or 8 inches

Recipe Date Bread

Ingredients:

  • 200 gr whole wheat flour
  • 150 gr (!) coconut milk
  • 50 ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 150 gr date paste (or 150 g whole dates)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp grated coconut

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C or 350°C.
  2. Line a cake pan of approx. 20 cm or 8 inches with baking parchment or grease with some butter.
  3. Mix in a bowl the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  4. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl with a whisk and add the semi-skimmed milk.
  5. Put the date paste with coconut milk in a blender or food processor and grind into a whole (in case you use whole dates, cut them first a little before you put them in the blender or food processor).
  6. Add the date mixture to the egg mixture and stir well.
  7. Stir little by little the flour mixture into the egg/date mixture until smooth.
  8. Fill your pan with the batter and sprinkle with the grated coconut.
  9. Bake for 35 minutes.
  10. The bread is done when a toothpick comes out clean.
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