This week’s recipe for #sundaybakingsunday comes from Ella, who I ‘know’ via Instagram.
It’s her grandpa Allen’s recipe – isn’t that lovely?!
I saw a photo of this loaf on Instagram a while ago, liked it and really wanted to try making it myself.
Ella was kind enough to email me the recipe, which I found super easy to follow.
ALLEN’S DATE, CARROT & HONEY LOAF
1 1/2 cups chopped dates*
1 cup honey
1 cup water
60g butter, chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups self raising flour, sifted
1/2 cup carrot, grated
Grease and line a 10 x 20 cm loaf pan.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
Place chopped dates, honey and water in a small saucepan.
Stir over medium heat for 2 – 3 minutes, until dates soften.
Add the chopped butter to the saucepan, then remove from heat, and stir in the vanilla.
Transfer the saucepan contents to a medium sized mixing bowl and fold in the flour and carrot.
Pour the mixture into the lined loaf pan and smooth out the top.
Bake for 35 – 40 minutes – test with skewer (when skewer comes out clean, your loaf is ready).
Cool in pan for 5 minutes then cool on wire rack.
* You could substitute figs or raisins for dates. This loaf can be frozen, if it lasts more than the day. If you’ve ‘quit sugar’ I imagine this recipe could be modified by switching out the honey.
Put the kettle on, cut a few slices and you’ve created a perfect morning or afternoon tea. Thanks for sharing this great recipe Ella, it’s one that the kids could easily help you with and it only takes a few minutes to get in the oven. That’s my kind of baking.
What’s baking in your kitchen this weekend?
I’d love to see your efforts on Instagram – just follow @igiveyoutheverbs and tag your baking photos with #sundaybakingsunday.
There are some great bakers getting on board. Are you one of them?
And if you have a simple recipe you’d like to share, I’d love to try it.
14 thoughts on “Allen’s date, carrot & honey loaf”
Yum! My kind of recipe. Easy, yummy and kid friendly in both the making and the eating!
It’s a winner Kate!
Hi Annette, The recipe sounds really easy. Might give it a try this week and make it for hubby and I. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Simone x
Super easy – a great one to get the kids involved with too. Let me know how you go with it.
Oooo yum! Will be making this tomorrow morning for lunch boxes. Too busy gardening for #sundaybakingsunday today!
Yum, yum, yum, will be trying this recipe, simple but I bet soooo tasty.
Eva, it is super yummy! Sent some home with my sister to share with my family, and mum just sent me a text saying they loved it.
Recipes passed down from grandparents are often the best ones – simple ingredients, whipped up quickly and best eaten still warm from the oven. This looks like a winner.
I think you’re right about that Zena, it was a very quick, easy recipe. No need to spend hours slaving over intricate recipes. If it tastes good, that is what I’m interested in!
Looks yummy and great for kids too if you’re cooking for them. I think it’d be nice and light without any oil in it too.
It is delicious – my dad has put a request in for this to be his birthday cake. In November!
[…] the second cake I adapted from a recipe that was over at the lovely Annette from igiveyoutheverbs. Her recipe was a Date, Carrot and Honey Loaf. I didn’t have dates or honey what I did have […]
looks great – honey in cakes is always a winner. I really need to dust off my Insta account – has been forever since I used it. Then I can play along 🙂
Yes, do dust off the Insta account! I’m always happy to see new people joining in with #sundaybakingsunday. That’s a winner of a cake, give it a go.