This moist and soft Date Nut Bread with carrots is a simple flavorful vegan loaf recipe made with wholesome gluten-free ingredients, walnuts, and hazelnuts. It’s very easy to make without yeast and the perfect addition to any breakfast, brunch, or coffee time!
⅓cup(45g)sunflower seedsor pepitas, optional to sprinkle
Note:For the best results, I recommend measuring the ingredients in grams. Simply click on the word "metric" right above the ingredient list. Also, make sure to check the step-by-step pictures above!
Preheat the oven to 356 °F (180°C) top/bottom heat. Lightly grease an 8-inch (20cm) loaf pan, then line it with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on the sides (see photo above).
Heat the non-dairy milk and coconut oil in a saucepan. Once hot, add the dates and turn off the heat. Cover and allow to soak the dates until soft, about 10 minutes.
In the meantime, place the oats and almonds in a highspeed blender (or food processor) and blend into fine flour. Transfer to a large bowl, then add the ground flaxseeds, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt and mix to combine.
Once the dates are soft, transfer the whole warm mixture (soaked dates, non-dairy milk, oil) to a blender. Add the vinegar and blend until smooth.
Add the date purée to the dry ingredients, scraping out the blender with a spatula, and stir to combine. (The batter will be thick and sticky). Then fold in the grated carrots, chopped walnuts, and hazelnuts.
Transfer the batter into the prepared baking pan, smoothing out evenly with a spatula. Then sprinkle with sunflower seeds as desired.
Bake for 60-70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out almost clean. (If the top gets too brown during baking, cover loosely with a piece of parchment paper).
Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then remove onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Slice and enjoy!
Wrap the bread airtight and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
You can also use store-bought oat flour and ground whole almonds.
Feel free to swap the nuts and seeds with your favorite variety. You can even use grated pumpkin or sweet potato instead of carrots.
Please read my blog post for further informations, suggestions and tips!
Nutrition is calculated automatically and should be used as estimate.