Yield 1 14 x 21 loaf
1 cup chopped dates
1⁄4 cup honey
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 cup apple juice
2 grated granny smith apples, grated, excess liquid squeezed out and reserved (any other cooking apple will suffice)
1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts
1 1⁄2 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
In a small saucepan heat the dates, honey, bicarbonate soda, apple juice and the reserved apple juice. Bring to the boil whilst stirring then allow to simmer for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
In a large mixing bowl mix together the apple, walnuts, flour and baking powder. Make a little well in the center and pour in the contents of the saucepan. Mix well until all combined.
Pour the mixture into a lined 14 x 21 loaf tin and bake in a moderate oven for 40 minutes, or until the center is cooked. Allow to cool before cutting into slices.