This wholemeal date loaf is the perfect snack or treat! It's fairly easy to make and full of health benefits thanks to the dates. Dates are a great source of antioxidants and are high in fibre. According to healthline, dates have are low GI and its sugars are absorbed more slowly.
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Fairly Easy
- 1 cup seeded dates
- 2 tablespoons boiling water
- 60g margarine
- 2 teaspoons lemon rind
- 2 teaspoons bicarbonate soda
- 0.75 cups brown sugar
- 200g low fat cottage cheese
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour
- 2 tablespoons wheat germ
- Preheat oven to 160°C/140°C fan-forced
- Grease 14cm x 21cm loaf pan; line base and two long sides with baking paper, extending paper 5cm above edges of the pan
- Combine dates, water and bicarbonate of soda in a small bowl, cover and stand 5 minutes
- Using an electric mixer, beat margarine, lemon rind and sugar in a small bowl until light and fluffy
- Add cottage cheese; beat until smooth and then add eggs, one at a time; beating until combined
- Stir in flour, wheat germ and date mixture; pour into pan.
- Bake, uncovered, about 1 hour. Stand 10 minutes; turn onto a wire rack to cool.
Per Serve: 779 kJ, carbohydrates 23.7g, total fat 3.2g (sat. fat 0.5g), fibre 2.9g
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