Whole Wheat Date Bread

Nov 08, 2023Ground Up


by Deb Bernardini, owner of Forno 413 



  • Butter for greasing the pan

  • 95 g dark brown sugar

  • 160 g plain yogurt, buttermilk or sour cream

  • 1 Tablespoon honey

  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature

  • 125 g Ground Up All-Purpose Flour (ROC or Conventional)

  • 90 g Ground Up Whole Wheat Flour

  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder

  • ¼ tsp baking soda

  • ½ tsp fine sea salt

  • 140 g extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 cup/200 g sliced pitted dates


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x5” loaf pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, yogurt, honey and vanilla. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time. 

  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk the dry ingredients into the wet, just until no longer lumpy. Using a rubber spatula, fold the olive oil into the batter in three additions. Fold in the dates. 

  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until it is golden brown and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 50 to 55 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes before turning the cake out onto a rack to cool completely.

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