Nutty Date Gift Loaves (Whole Wheat)

Nutty Date Gift LoavesNutty Date Gift Loaves

Fall is absolutely my favorite time to bake.  The minute the leaves turn their fall colors my oven starts to work over time. And with Thanksgiving (my favorite) around the corner, I look for ways to share the gift of home-made, fresh-milled goodies.  Smaller loaves are the perfect gift.

This recipe can have any puree base flavor you’d like (or have on hand): applesauce, pumpkin puree, prune puree, banana puree (what I used) or butternut squash puree. Other than a slightly differing base flavor, the recipe will turn out great!

Nutty Date Gift Loaves
Smaller loaf pans make this a great gift.
Recipe type: Bread
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 mini loaves
  • 1 Cup Hard White Wheat Flour ground in a Wondermill or Wondermill Jr. Deluxe
  • 1 Cup Soft White Wheat Flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ Cup Fruit Puree of your choice
  • ½ Cup Organic Sugar
  • ¾ Cup Almond Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • ¼ Cup Coconut oil in liquid form
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ C Chopped Dates
  • ¼ C Chopped Pecans (or walnuts)
  • Rolled Oats
  • Cinnamon & Sugar Mixed
  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in one larger bowl
  2. Stir to mix and set aside.
  3. Combine next 6 ingredients in a separate bowl.
  4. Stir until smooth, then set aside.
  5. Make a 'well' in the middle of the dry mixture
  6. Pour all of wet mixture into dry mixture bowl
  7. Stir to just mixed, may be lumpy.
  8. Add nuts & dates and lightly mix together
  9. Do not over stir or loaves will be hard - keep batter lumpy.
  10. Prepare small loaf pans with spray.
  11. Pour equal amounts of mixture into pans (left over batter makes great muffins)
  12. Sprinkle top of batter with oats and cinnamon/sugar mixture
  13. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes.
  14. Remove to cool in pan on wire rack.
  15. Remove from pan when cooled, wrap and give as gifts.

 These make a great snack or breakfast served with cream cheese!

Best Blessings and enJOY!

Donna Miller

About Donna Miller

Donna Miller is a believer and follower of The Risen Messiah, the wife of 30 years to the love of her life Joseph, and the mother of three, amazing home-school graduates. She’s now been further blessed, as her family has grown with the additions of a daughter-in-law and a new son-in-law.

The Millers are the owners of Millers Grain House, the founders of PREPARE Magazine and the Organizers of the WNC Preparedness Group in Asheville, NC.

Donna is the hostess of the three popular internet radio podcasts: “Surviving on Shoestrings”, “The Back to Basics Kitchen” and “Your Preparation Station” found on Blog Talk Radio, Stitcher and iTunes. She also hosts a popular YouTube Channel that she hopes will help encourage others to enJOY playing with healthy food and saving money.

Donna is a sought-after speaker and trainer, a published author and a freelance writer for multiple blog and recipe sites. She teaches local classes & ladies retreats and also travels to teach hands-on lost skills to others.

Donna’s deepest desire through all of these endeavors is that God be Glorified as she shares. Her mission is to help “prepare you and your kitchen with tools, tips, skills and encouragement.”

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