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Orange and Date Loaf

This recipe was kindly shared with us by our wonderful friends at McKenzie's. It is a delicious loaf that is perfect if you are gluten free.


  • 1 orange, ends removed, cut into approx. 8 pieces

  • 1 cup dates, chopped

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 125g butter

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 ½ cups McKenzie’s Chick Pea Flour

  • 3 tsps McKenzie’s Baking Powder

  • 2 tsps McKenzie’s Ground Cinnamon

  • 1 tsp McKenzie’s Bi-Carb Soda

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • Cream cheese, for serving


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Place orange segments in a food processor and pulse until a coarse texture is achieved. Combine in a saucepan with the dates, sugar, butter and water.

    Bring to the boil and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  2. Place chickpea flour, baking powder, cinnamon and bi-carb in a large bowl and mix well.

    Add cooled date mixture and eggs, mixing well.

  3. Spoon into a lined 13 x 26cm loaf pan. Bake for 45 minutes, or until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Allow

    to cool and serve slices spread with some cream cheese if desired

👉 Find more recipes like this in McKenzie's downloadable eBook

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