Tahini Date Loaf
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:
Tahini Date Loaf
- 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.
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.
I am so happy to hear you enjoyed it!
It was delicious!! Will definitely be making this again, thanks for the recipe 🥰🥰
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! ☺️
Wonderful recipe! The flavour of the tahini compliments the dates so well. Such a lovely dessert, thanks for the great recipes you post!!
Have made this loaf a few times with oat flour, it turns out great.
Looks good MashAllah
Can I use whole wheat instead?
Thanks! I believe it will work!
Absolutely delicious, simple, and toddler friendly!
Thanks for the great review Dunia!
So delicious! It was easy to bake with a subtle tahini flavor and a nice sweetness from the dates.
I’m happy you enjoyed it!
Absolutely delicious! I made it with Gluten-free flour and everyone loved it so much I’ve made three times! Thank you Heifa
That is awesome!
This was delicious! Thanks for this amazing recipe! It had the perfect amount of sweetness .
So happy you liked it!
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.
So happy you enjoyed it! and yes, it is perfect for a delicious treat for milk production.
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
That’s such a good idea! I’m happy you like it 🙂
This was sooo freaking good i absolutely love dates and this hit the spot. I have to say this was even better on the 2nd day.
This was absolutely amazing. I love anything that has dates in them. I have to say this was even better the next day.