Tahini Date Loaf

close up of tahini date loaf showcasing the date pieces inside

Two ingredients you can almost always find in a Middle Eastern pantry are dates and tahini. They happen to go really well together too! Tahini has a nutty slightly bitter taste with a creamy consistency while dates offer natural sweetness and a chewy bite. Ths tahini date loaf really shines the best of both ingredients.

I am known to like desserts that are mildly sweet; I prefer it that way and if you are like me and don’t have a major sweet tooth but want to enjoy a treat with a cup of tea or coffee then this tahini date loaf is for you. The cinnamon and nutmeg offer a spice that you really taste in this dessert; it reminds you of fall!

This is also a fantastic recipe to use up some leftover dates and the 4th and final recipe to my date series. For more date recipes, check these out:

Date Shake

Chocolate Almond Date Balls

Vegan Date Bars

Date Walnut Cookies

Vegan Date Brownies

Tahini Date Loaf slice showcasing the date pieces inside
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5 from 11 votes

Tahini Date Loaf

This tahini date loaf goes perfectly with a cup of coffee. It is soft, full of walnuts, dates, and creamy tahini. If you like a dessert that isn't sweet than this is for you!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: date bread, date cake, Fufus Kitchen, tahini date bread
Servings: 8 slices
Author: Heifa


  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour GF flour can be subbed, even oat flour
  • 1/2 cup Tahini runny
  • 2 cups Dates pitted, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts chopped, pecans and almonds will work too
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Flavor
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg optional
  • 1 cup Milk any will do


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl or your kitchenaid, mix together the egg, tahini, sugar, vanilla, and milk until well combined.
  • Add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix together.
  • Add a majority of the walnuts and dates. Mix.
  • Place the batter into the baking pan and spread evenly on top. Scatter the remainder of the waluts and dates on top. Bake for 40-45 minutes until tonothpick comes out clean in the center.
A slice of Tahini Date Loaf

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  1. This Tahini Date loaf is amazing! The flavour of tahini with the dates is just with a cup of coffee is unbelievable. Yumyyyy thank you so much for the recipe.

      1. 5 stars
        This is the most delicious tahini date walnut loaf – not too sweet and heavy, the walnuts and dates give it the perfect crunch and texture. Perfect for that sweet craving alongside a cup of tea, definitely a new favourite in my house. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Heifa! ☺️

  2. Wonderful recipe! The flavour of the tahini compliments the dates so well. Such a lovely dessert, thanks for the great recipes you post!!

  3. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! I made it with Gluten-free flour and everyone loved it so much I’ve made three times! Thank you Heifa

  4. 5 stars
    This is very good. I tried this recipe because it has ingredients thats will help in milk production. The texture is amazing. Perfect with a cup of coffee, tea, or milk. What I love about it is it’s not super sweet. It has mild sweetness which i enjoyed.

  5. 5 stars
    Love this recipe!! I’ve been making it often and freezing it to have slices on hand whenever I want a dessert that isn’t too sweet but still feels warm and delicious

  6. 5 stars
    Thank you fufu for this so delicious recipe I tried before Ramadan and the result was amazing 🀩 I’m planning to fix it for my family when. I will visit Amman this summer inshallah πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

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