Baking & DessertBreakfast

By Madeleine Ignon | March 12, 2012

One of my more satisfying morning rituals is baking a loaf of some kind of quick bread. I love bread, and I love to make it, but sometimes the labor and wait time involved in making real yeast bread requires too much patience and too many steps. This is one that I found when searching for things I could make with fresh almond butter. It’s a great way to get a healthy (gluten-free) bread fix in a matter of 40 minutes.

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Almond Butter Date Bread Recipe

Servings: 10
Calories: 183 per serving
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 50 mins


  • 1 cup plain almond butter, preferably fresh
  • 1/4 cup chopped dates
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 eggs
  • Dash of salt
  • Slivered almonds for dusting the top of the loaf (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together the almond butter and the eggs until they are well incorporated. Then add the baking soda, salt, and finally the dates and cinnamon.

2. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and pour in the mixture. Bake for 30 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.

3. Enjoy hot with a bit of butter or cream cheese!

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