I love a classic loaf, whether it be banana bread, chocolate zucchini bread, or my personal favorite, lemon loaf. Enjoying a slice of bread with a warm cup of tea reminds me of playing “tea party” when I was a little girl.
Now, instead of playing tea with my kids (my boys just aren’t into that sort of thing), I always like to keep a loaf in the freezer in case one of my friends pops over for a visit. Who says grown-ups can’t play tea party anymore?!
This Date and Walnut Loaf is the perfect afternoon snack to enjoy with a cup of tea.
The sweetness of dates combined with the nuttiness of the walnuts and a hint of orange flavor make this bread absolutely divine! It’s so sweet that you don’t need to spread anything on it. Okay, well maybe a little bit of warm butter would be nice…not that I’m condoning it, but I won’t tell anyone if you do.
The whole family loved this bread. This kids especially. Little do they know that they are getting 1.3 grams of fiber per 1/2 slice! I’ve made it twice since I took these pictures (which wasn’t very long ago!)
A few things that make this bread Fit Housewife worthy:
- the use of dates, which are high in fiber and antioxidants
- healthy fats from the walnuts
- using unsweetened applesauce to replace some of the oil
This bread would be the perfect gift for your new neighbors, your kid’s teacher, your mother, your aunt, your grandma…or just make it for yourself!