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Gluten Free Dairy Free Date Nut Bread

Quite a few date bread recipes only call for at most a quarter cup of dates.  That doesn’t sound like date bread to me!  When I have date bread, I want it packed with sweet, plump dates with plenty of crunchy walnuts.  This Gluten and Dairy Free Date Nut Bread has everything you would want from a date bread whether you are gluten free or not.

I love how moist this is.  Use it as a breakfast bread, bake smaller mini-loaves (reduce baking time) as the base for an appetizer, snack or hostess gift, make a sandwich with it, or serve it warmed as a dessert with a light dusting of powdered sugar and some poached pears to dress it up.  If you would like, you can also add 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves to add a bit more of the flavors of fall.  Yum!

Gluten Free Dairy Free Date Nut Bread


adapted by Angela @ onceamonthmeals.com from Tess Masters @ Healthy Blender Recipes


  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1 cups chopped dates (be sure to get gluten free ones – NOT rolled in oat flour)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of baking soda
  • 3/4 cup very hot water
  • 1/2 cup white rice flour
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup potato starch (NOT potato flour)
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon gluten free baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs or egg substitute
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons gluten free vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 375 F.  Oil the number of 1 litre loaf pan and set aside.  In your mixer or a large bowl, combine walnuts, dates and honey, with a pinch of baking soda and sea salt.  Add in the hot water and stir to blend.  Add in the eggs and vanilla and blend thoroughly. In a separate bowl, mix together the rice flours, potato starch, xanthan gum, baking powder and baking soda.  Add the dry ingredients to wet and mix to create a fairly thick batter.  Scoop the batter into the loaf pan, place in the centre of the oven for about 45 minutes until a skewer comes out clean when inserted in the middle.  Turn the loaf out and place on a rack to cool.  

Freezing Directions:

When completely cool, put loaf into a gallon sized freezer bag, remove as much air as possible, label and freeze.

To serve: Thaw.  Heat through slightly, if desired.

Servings:  8

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One Response to “Gluten Free Dairy Free Date Nut Bread”

  1. Mandee says:

    Recipe sounds great! My youngest son has an egg and milk allergy, so this looks like a possibility for him! Love your link to egg substitutes!! Thanks for posting!

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