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Diabetic date/walnut loaf

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Serves 12

No sugar great for the Diabetic or just for a healthy snack

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  • 300g dates,
  • 12 fl ozs water,
  • 2 eggs,
  • 80g clover lighter,
  • 300g wholemeal self/raising flour,
  • 1 tsp mixed spice,
  • 1 tsp cinnamon,
  • 100g chopped walnuts,
  • splash of milk.


    Put the dates and water into a bowl microwave cook until the dates are sloppy [about 3 mins] Let them cool until nearly cold [put the bowl into a bigger bowl of cold water dont let any water get into the mix] Beat the clover until creamy,add the 2 eggs and mix [it is better with an electric hand mixer] the mix looks like it has curdled,stir in the chopped walnuts,flour, and the spices,add the date and water plus the milk, mix well.Spoon the mix into 2 1lb loaf tins and bake on gas mark 4 for approx 40 mins,it should be springy to the touch.Leave to get cold and slice.Loaf can be frozen for 1 month.

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20th Nov, 2018
I was looking for a low sugar dessert for my 1 year old and found this. Very easy to make, I added a few left over glacé cherries and also swopped the milk for orange juice for a bit of sweetener and it turned out great. I halved the ingredients and cooked in a 2lb loaf tin and it came out fine.
11th Mar, 2017
Loved this loaf as it was easy to make and tasted great. My non diabetic friends loved it too.
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