Date & Walnut loaf with Cinnamon, Orange whipped Butter

Here is another wonderful recipe designed to cook in the Optimum Thermocook, this is an amazing all-in-one appliance - and it certainly does make cooking ever so easy.

This loaf is free from refined sugar, uses the sweetness from the dates, with a little added coconut sugar. It is the perfect loaf to cook when you have lots of Christmas guests and please make sure you serve it up with the whipped butter & raspberries - it truely is delightful!

For thermomix owners, this recipe can easily be followed.

with Cinnamon - Orange whipped Butter & raspberry garnish.
Preheat oven to 180°C
Makes 1 loaf

2 cups (200 grams) dates
¼ cup (40 grams) coconut sugar
1 cup water
60 grams organic unsalted butter
2 cups (350 grams) self raising wholemeal flour
½ teaspoon bicarb soda
1 egg
1 cup walnuts

Cinnamon – Orange butter
200 grams unsalted organic butter, at room temp
zest of 1 orange
½ - 1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 heaped teaspoon coconut sugar

  1. Line & grease a loaf tin with baking paper.
  2. Put dates in bowl, chop speed 7/20 seconds
  3. Add coconut sugar, water, butter – cook 4 mins/speed 2/75 degrees
  4. Allow to slightly cool for 10 minutes
  5. Add SR flour, bicarb soda, egg & walnuts – blend Speed 3/30 seconds. Wipe down sides of bowl, blend for a few more seconds if necessary.
Pour batter into prepared loaf tin, bake 30 -35 minutes or until inserted skewer comes out clean.

Add butter, cinnamon, orange zest & coconut sugar to bowl, insert whisk attachment. Blend Speed 4/10 seconds. Scrape down sides of bowl and continue until all ingredients are well blended and butter is light & creamy. Transfer to serving dish

To serve loaf, spread with butter & top wish crushed raspberries. Garnish with extra orange zest.

To store loaf, wrap in cling film, pop in airtight container for up to 2 days.
Freezes well.

Enjoy the recipe & don't forget to share your creations with me, using #maddierace I would love to see them!

Cook with love, eat for health.
Happy days in the kitchen,
big love
Maddie x