Ever since I bought those plump Deglet Noor dates about two weeks back, I have been wanting to make this Dates and Granola Bread that I have not made for sometime. I wasn’t quite satisfied with it back then as it was a little dry and the the dates tasted a little too strong. The recipe needed some adjustments. With that in mind, my goal this time was to make a more tender, moist, and flavorful loaf. I truly believe the type of flour and quality of dates used would make a difference.
This recipe was adapted from my favorite The Cooks Encyclopedia of Bread Machine Baking cookbook. I used organic whole oat flour instead of whole wheat flour and substituted and reduced the amount of unsweetened muesli with coconut almond granola. In place of sunflower oil, I used extra virgin olive oil. The loaf turned out beautifully this time. It was tender and flavorful with a beautiful crust. Fresh bread is always so good eaten on its own with a little butter but this is also delicious as a sandwich bread.
Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 😎