I thought this might be a little series of the days when I just feel like baking and eating something real sweet and real simple with whatever is in the pantry.

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1 cup chopped dates
2 tbsp golden syrup
1 cup boiling water
1 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar

1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup oat bran
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup brown sugar (can of course reduce the sugar if you want a less sweet loaf!)
1/2 cup walnuts

In a bowl place chopped dates, golden syrup and add boiling water. Let the dates soak for at least 10-15 minutes.
Add ACV.

In another bowl add all dry ingredients except walnuts and mix well.
Add dates + water and mix.
Fold in walnuts.

Place batter in a lightly greased loaf tin (I always line the bottom with parchment paper as a extra precaution) and bake at 180C for 40-50 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.

(Half way through you might want to check how your loaf is doing, if it’s getting quite dark, cover with foil to prevent burning!)

Let cool in pan for 10 mins before taking it out and letting cool completely on a rack.

This is especially good warm right out of the oven with vanilla ice cream on top.

A View JT Royster

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