Pumpkin Spice Date Bread

Easy, Fun, and oh so good for you!

3/4 cup Medjool Dates, pitted and chopped (about 8-9 dates)
1/2 cup boiling water
1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 large eggs, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups einkorn flour or any good flour you have
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cardamom
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 large, overripe bananas, mashed
1 cup shredded raw parsnips – Can use carrots as well!


  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a 8 1/2 X 4 1/2 inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • Soak the dates in a bowl with the boiling water to really soften them up for about 15 minutes.
  • Then, add the dates, along the with soaking water to the bowl of a food processor. Process until a smooth paste forms.
  • Add the butter, eggs and vanilla and process until well blended.
  • In a large bowl combine the flour, salt, cardamom and baking soda. Mix with a wooden spoon.
  • Pour the wet mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Add the mashed bananas and fold in the parsnips.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf pan and bake in the oven until cooked through, about 55-60 minutes (cooking times will vary from kitchen to kitchen so start checking your loaf often around the 50 minute mark).