This Weetbix & Date Loaf is a lovely classic recipe, so moist and delicious.
The ingredients for this recipe have been kindly gifted by Countdown Supermarkets
Another lovely recipe handed down in the notebooks of Great Aunty Lucy. As my Mum said this is the gift that keeps on giving. Such a blessing to have these lovely resources and to be able to keep these recipes alive here forever.
The other great thing about these recipes is they use pantry basics and no fancy ingredients so if you have a good store of baking ingredients these will be lovely to make over and over again.
This loaf is lovely, moist, rich and delicious. It would be perfect for a morning or afternoon tea, in lunch boxes or to feed hungry workers. It freezes beautifully too so you could double the recipe if you have two loaf tins and freeze one for another day.
As with all of these hand me down recipes the origins are unknown, I have found a few similar versions online.
Lovely simple ingredients, see if you have these in the pantry today
Self Raising Flour
If you are anything like us you will have leftover weetbix crumbs at the end of a packet, I keep these to use in baking. A weetbix weighs between 17 & 20 grams, so you can easily measure what you need for recipes to create the equivalent to what is needed in any given recipe.
The method for this one is quite fun too, you add the bulk of the ingredients to a bowl and pour boiling water over it to soften up the ingredients for around 5 minutes.
I have added vanilla essence to my recipe as I simply love adding it in anywhere I can for extra flavour!
Then add the remaining ingredients one at a time and spoon into the prepared loaf tin. Baking takes a while, between 45 minutes and an hour depending on the size of the loaf tin and your oven.
It is important that you bake until the centre is cooked and no wet batter remains when you insert a knife or skewer. This loaf will have a lovely dark golden brown appearance.
This recipe keeps really well and freezes beautifully also. The size of the loaf tin for this recipe is 9 x 5 inches which is approximately 22cm x 12 cm, so quite small but perfect for this recipe.
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Made this loaf yesterday….one of best I’ve tasted….going to try making into muffins next time…love your recipes…keep up the good work
I can’t wait to try this! I would ove to know if one could add fresh fruit? Chopped apple perhaps?
I would imagine nuts would also be a wonderful addition.
I would love to hear if you tried the fresh fruit, it can change the consistency and make it a little more dense as apples are quite a wet ingredient.
Joy Richards says
I think that this loaf is one of the tastiest and moist loves l have made. It keeps so well and doesn’t dry out at all. I always look forward to you recipe’s and have made quite a few. Thank you.
Desiree Dawber says
My husband hates date and wondering if I can just replace dates with sultanas or dried fruit
A delicious recipe I always make it into muffins….they freeze well too
Theresa Ritchie says
Been making this loaf for years. A favorite & use Sultanas also . I save all the weetbix crumbs & one & a half cups of crumbs is equal to 4 weetbix. I always double the recipe as freezes well, My recipe doesn’t have an egg.
Made this today and it was so nice. Looking forward to making it again!
Steph McMullen says
Im gonna make this loaf & try it
Wilma Murray says
I found this in CWA cookbook and have made it twice lovely date loaf and very moresh
Yes, such a lovely old recipe.
Julie Haoui says
This is a truly delicious , and easy cake to bake .
Love it ❤️
Thank you ??
Stephanie Munro says
It’s in the oven as I type. Very easy to make with the weights of the ingredients provided.