1 1/2 cup wholewheat flour
1 cup dates pitted and chopped
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup freshly brewed strong hot coffee (without milk)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup almonds/walnuts/pecans chopped
1 tsp vanila essence
2 tbsp butter
In a bowl, put the dates and sprinkle baking powder on top. Now pour the hot coffee and keep it aside till room temperature.
In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar till smooth. Add the egg and vanila essence and beat further. Now add the flour and salt and mix till no lumps remain. Now add the coffee date mixture and mix further till smooth. Lastly, fold in the nuts.
Pre-heat the oven at 175 degree celsius and line a loaf tin with baking paper. Pour the batter into the tin and smooth out the edges. Bake in the pre heated oven for 30-35 minutes till a toothpick inserted comes out clean. If the top starts over browning and the inside is not yet cooked, tent the top with an aluminium foil. Once done, remove from oven and let it cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Then cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.