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Recipes with Nadia Coetzee - Nutritionist - Root Your Health Perth - Coconut and Date Loaf

Coconut and Date Loaf

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15 min

45 min

6 - 8


6 Fresh dates (pitted and sliced)

¼ cup Boiling water

3 large bananas

1 x 10 cm Orange rind

½ cup Coconut oil

1 tsp Allspice

2 cups Almond flour

2 cups shredded coconut

1 tsp Cinnamon

2 tsp Gluten-free baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven at 180 °C fan bake.

  2. Add pitted and sliced dates to a small bowl and pour over boiling water and let it steep until soft ± 3 – 4 min.

  3. Add bananas to a larger bowl and smash until smooth, add coconut oil, baking powder and spices to mashed bananas. Stir to combine.

  4. Once the dates have softened, mash with the back of a fork until paste forms. Add to banana mixture.

  5. Fold almond flour and shredded coconut into the banana mixture using a big spoon until well incorporated.

  6. Spoon mixture into the lined or well-oiled bread tin.

  7. Place into the preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

  8. Allow to cool in the tin, enjoy once cooled.


Serve with a dollop of natural coconut yogurt (COYO) topped with my salted coconut caramel sauce.

Recipes with

Nadia Coetzee - Nutritionist - Root Your Health Perth Signature