Orange, Date, Apricot & Hazelnut Spice Loafcake

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This delightful Orange, Date, Apricot and Hazelnut spice loaf is the perfect treat for the winter months… It’s also baked using ingredients that carry loads of health benefits !

Oranges are particularly rich in vitamins A-B-C-P, natural sugar, organic acids and minerals. The juice, pulp and zest help digestion and bring tonicity.

Dates are also a great natural source of sugar, which are rich in fiber, calcium, phosphore and vitamins A-B-C.

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Ingredients (Makes 1 medium-sized loafcake)

Dry ingredients:

1 ½ cups of flour
½ cup of brown sugar
3 teaspoons of ground cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon of cardamom
2 teaspoons of baking powder
A pinch of salt

Wet ingredients:

2 eggs
¾ cup of apple sauce
½ cup of Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons of melted butter
Zest of 1 orange
2 tablespoons of orange juice

120g of hazelnuts
¾ cup of chopped dried apricots
½ cup of chopped dates

Method

1-Preheat the oven to 185°C. Butter a medium loaf pan and line it with parchment paper (it makes it easier to remove the loaf once it’s baked).

2-In a large bowl, whisk all of the dry ingredients. Mix in the wet ingredients. Add hazelnuts, apricots and dates.Pour the batter into the mold. Tap to get rid of any air bubbles.

3-Bake for about 40-50 minutes, until golden and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

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