Low Fat Date & Walnut Loaf

This is a recipe that I have modified to make very low fat whilst I was dieting. It is high in sugar though so it won’t suit every diet so use the sugar substitute if you prefer.

Low Fat Date & Walnut Loaf


  • 8 ozs Chopped dates
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 7 fl ozs boiling water
  • 8 ozs Plain Flour
  • 1 oz Margarine (Soft or Hard)
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 6 ozs granulated sugar (Although I have tested this recipe with cup
  • for cup sugar substitute and it worked lovely)
  • 2 ozs Chopped walnuts
  • 1 size 3 (medium) egg


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 180oC. Line and grease Loaf tin(s).
  2. 2. First put chopped dates into a large microwave jug. Add bicarbonate of soda to boiling water and pour over dates. Microwave for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes or until soft and mushy.
  3. 3. While this is doing rub margarine into flour. Add baking powder sugar and walnuts and mix.
  4. 4. Add date mixture and mix to just incorporate the flour and add egg. Do not over mix. Immediately transfer to 2 greased and lined 1lb loaf tins or 1 x 2lb loaf tin. Bake for 45 to 55 mins or until a skewer comes out clean.

    This is lovely served with butter but that defeats the diet. My family love this even though they aren’t on a diet.


No Comments Yet