Mini date loaves

Mini date loaves taste delicious and make a great Christmas gift.

  • Skill Medium
  • Prep time 20 mins
  • Cook time 30 mins
  • Servings 16


  • 1 ½ cups dates, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 75g margarine
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 4 Weet-Bix, crushed
  • 1 ¼ cups self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line four 7 x 13cm mini loaf tins with baking paper.
  2. Place the dates, water, brown sugar and margarine into a medium saucepan. Bring to the boil then remove from the heat and stir in the baking soda. Set aside for 10 minutes to cool.
  3. Place the Weet-Bix biscuits, self-raising flour and mixed spice in a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs and the cooled date mixture. Mix to combine then stir through the walnuts.
  4. Divide the mixture into the loaf tins. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the centre of one of the loaves comes out clean. Cool on a cake rack.


  • To make one large loaf instead of mini loaves, bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the centre of the loaf comes out clean.
  • These make great Christmas gifts: place in a cellophane bag and tie with coloured ribbon.

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