Apricot, Date & Walnut Spiced Bread


This spiced loaf is great to eat on its own but it also works well paired with some blue cheese. The sweetness of the loaf complements very well the strong cheese. We ate it with some Bleu d’Auvergne and fig jam on Saturday as part of our dinner. The apple sauce really keeps this loaf moist and it’s easy to pack, so it makes a nice edible gift as well.


This recipe is for a medium size loaf pan.


1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour

½ cup of sugar

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder

½ teaspoon of grated nutmeg

1 cup of apple sauce

½ cup of sour cream

10grs of melted butter

Pinch of salt

100grs of chopped walnuts

1 cup of chopped dried apricots

1 cup of chopped dates

Zest of 1 orange


Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a medium loaf pan with parchment paper. This just makes it easier to remove the loaf afterwards.

Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Pour the batter into the mold. Tap to get rid of any air bubbles.

Bake for about 40-50 minutes, until golden and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

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6 thoughts on “Apricot, Date & Walnut Spiced Bread

  • December 17, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Quick question: would this freeze well?! Thanks

    • December 17, 2015 at 7:30 pm

      Hi Jennifer, I actually haven’t tried freezing it so I can’t tell you for sure. But I read that usually quick breads freeze well.

      • December 18, 2015 at 1:23 am

        Thanks. I guess I’ll find out!!

  • December 27, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Hi. Love your blog. Just wanted to double check that this recipe really only calls for 10 grams of butter before I started making it. Thank you!


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