Gluten and Dairy Free Date and Walnut Loaf

serves / makes 8
60 prep time
60 mins cooking time


A very traditional ‘tea loaf’ with the gluten and dairy removed! This loaf cake is very easy to put together from items you may have in your store cupboard. It is great as is but also tastes very nice with a little dairy free spread on top. Also freezes very well.





walnut loaf

  1. Preheat the oven to 160 oC
  2. Place the dates and dairy free spread into a large bowl
  3. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of the baking powder over the dates
  4. Pour the boiling water into the bowl and leave for 10 minutes
  5. Stir in the flour, ground rice, xanthan gum, remaining teaspoon of baking powder, walnuts, sugar, cinnamon and the egg
  6. Mix until well combined
  7. Grease and line a 1lb loaf tin
  8. Pour in the cake mix and bake in the centre of the oven for 60 minutes