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Eggless Dates & Walnut Bread with Green Coffee

Ingredients (yields 15-20 slices):

2 cups multi-grain Atta (I used a home-made version)

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

1 cup dates

½ cup walnuts

½ cup softened cooking butter

1 cup milk

7 sachets of Greco green coffee (500 mg each)

¾ cup raw cane sugar, or as per taste

Method:

  1. Chop the walnuts finely. De-seed the dates and chop them finely too. Keep handy.
  2. Boil the milk. Add the green coffee and chopped dates to the hot milk. Let the dates soak in the milk for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, mix the dry ingredients together. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the multi-grain Atta, walnuts, baking powder and baking soda. Ensure that all the dry ingredients are well combined together.
  4. Cream the butter and sugar well, until both ingredients are well incorporated together.
  5. Preheat the oven at 200 degrees for 10 minutes.
  6. Keep a loaf pan greased and floured, ready.
  7. After 15-20 minutes, when the dates have softened a bit, add the milk-dates-green coffee mixture to the dry ingredients in the bowl. Add in the creamed butter and sugar. Add just enough water to make a thick batter, about 1 cup. The batter should be thick, not too runny. Mix well, without overdoing it.
  8. Pour the batter into the ready loaf pan and place it in the preheated oven. Bake for 40-50 minutes at about 170 degrees or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.

Notes:

  1. I have used home-made multi-grain atta here. You could use store-bought atta instead, or use wholewheat flour.
  2. I have used raw cane sugar here, to make the cake healthy. You can use refined sugar or other healthier alternatives as well. Increase/decrease the quantity of sugar you use, depending upon your taste preferences.
  3. A couple of drops of vanilla or another essence can be added to the batter as well. I skipped that.
  4. I used Nandini full-fat milk to make this cake.
  5. Use just enough water to bring the batter to the right consistency. I needed about 1 cup.
  6. Increase/decrease the quantity of Grecobe green coffee that you use, as per your taste preferences. I personally felt that 7 sachets were just right, and that any more would have made the cake bitter.
  7. Almonds can be used in place of walnuts, too. A mix of walnuts and almonds would work well too.

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