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Date and carrot bread and quick bread 101

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  • Author: Sawsan Abu Farha
  • Total Time: 50 minutes


Bake it in a loaf pan and it’s breakfast and good for you. Bake it in a cake pan and it is dessert and it is the enemy. Whatever you decide to call them, quick breads (a.k.a. cakes) are a wonderful companion for the afternoon tea, the sweet ending to a meal or the perfect way to start your day.


  • 2 cups (256gm) flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup (250 ml)milk
  • 1/2 cup (118ml) oil
  • 1/2 cup (201 gm) sugar
  • 1 tablespoon (15 gm)baking powder
  • 1 cup pitted chopped dates
  • 1/2 teaspoon (3 gm) cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon (5 gm) cinnamon
  • 1 medium carrot grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon (3 gm) baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla
  • 1/2 cup (114 gm) walnuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F(180 C)
  2. Center your oven rack
  3. In the food processor beat the eggs with the vanilla then add the eggs and oil.Beat till the color turns pale
  4. Add the milk and beat till combined
  5. In another bowl whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and cardamom.
  6. Toss the nuts and dates in a little dry mix to coat them (this tip prevents the nuts and dates from sinking to the bottom of the pan)
  7. Slowly add the flour mix to the wet mix and whisk to combine.
  8. Add the nuts and dates and fold gently into the mix
  9. Pour the batter into a greased and floured pan, bake for 30-45 minutes(Ovens vary greatly, the cake is done when a knife inserted in the center comes out clean)
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
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