Gluten Free Classic Walnut Date Loaf

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Preserving the past in this classic walnut date loaf without gluten is magical. See why it is so healthy and oh so delicious. Dates are rich in fiber and iron and walnuts are rich in omega-3 fats and powerful antioxidants. For a boost of energy or a healthy breakfast, have a slice of this highly nutritious walnut date loaf

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups chopped pitted Medjool dates
  • ¼ cup unsalted melted butter or coconut oil
  • ½ cup raw turbinado sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. flax seed
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup hot coffee
  • 1 large egg, whisked or egg substitute (such as egg replacer)
  • 1 cup sweet sorghum flour
  • ¼ cup tapioca flour/starch
  • 1 tsp. GF baking powder (preferably aluminum-free)
  • ½ tsp. GF baking soda
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. xanthan gum
  • 1 ½ cups coarsely chopped walnuts
  • Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a 8 x 4-inch loaf pan with parchment paper
  • Place dates, butter, sugar, orange juice, flax seed and vanilla in a bowl. Add hot coffee and stir to combine. Set aside for 15 minutes
  • In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, xanthan gum and walnuts
  • Add wet ingredients to dry and mix to combine
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 50 – 55 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the middle should come out clean.
  • Cool in the pan for 15 minutes, and then gently remove the bread with parchment paper onto a cooling rack. Cool completely before slicing


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