Recently I have been posting more of Indian food Recipes as it was winter & I love the fresh produce which Winter gives us. But Today I am going to share my most favourite Recipe for a dessert bread made with Dates & walnuts.

I had been trying to make a Perfect Eggless Date Walnut Dessert Bread since quite some time but it would somehow get too sticky or too dry. But finally, this Recipe worked out just the way I wanted Dessert Bread to be, more like a cakey bread.

Dates are a wonder fruit according to me, the Fiber content in dates is great for the gut, the iron levels in dates help increase the haemoglobin. Dates also have a high level of Vitamin A which is highly beneficial for the eyes & skin. Walnuts provide the much-needed Omega – 3 especially to Vegetarians along with being a powerful antioxidant as also offering support for brain health & good memory.

I have used half whole wheat flour & half Maida or All purpose flour in the Recipe but you can use only Whole wheat flour or only Maida if you like. It’s a great snack for the summer holidays for the family & can add some chocolate chips to make it more interesting for children.

So here’s the Recipe for Date Walnut Dessert Bread


  • 1 cup date puree ( soak the dates in hot water for 30 minutes & then puree them )
  • Half cup whole wheat flour
  • Half cup Maida / All purpose flour
  • Half teaspoon baking soda
  • Half teaspoon baking powder
  • Half cup room temperature milk
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • Half cup white granulated sugar ( optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon Cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon coffee powder
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • Half cup chopped walnuts ( roasted well )
  • A pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 180° C or 375°F.
  2. Prepare a 9×4 bread tin by brushing with butter & dust with some flour.
  3. Mix the cocoa powder & coffee powder with 2 tablespoons of hot water & keep aside.
  4. Add oil, date puree, milk, vinegar, vanilla extract in a mixing bowl & whisk with an electric whisk.mixture
  5. Sieve both the flours with the baking soda, baking powder & salt.
  6. Add the flour mixture in the wet mixture little by little & whisk just till mixed well together.Batter of dessert bread
  7. Add the coffee-cocoa mixture & whisk again for a minute.
  8. Remove the batter in the prepared tin.dessert bread in tin
  9. Bake for around 30 to 35 minutes till a knife inserted in the cake comes out clean.Dessert Bread Ready

When the Rich Aroma fills the air, you know the Dessert Bread is ready!!

I love to have this cake with my Cuppa tea but you can also serve it with your favourite Chocolate or Caramel sauce & some whipped cream.

The Summers are here & the kids are home, so we definitely need some innovative Dishes for them. I will be posting many more Yummy Recipes, so do follow my blog so that you are notified when I post them.

Have a Great Fun Filled Summer.



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