Gluten Free Honey Dates Square - Historic Recipe

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Its a historic Recipe from 1940's - the world War era when sugar was scarce and use of honey was the only thing used in bakes. This is a gluten free and healthy recipe.
4.30 from 3 votes
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Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Served As: Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: American
Recipe Taste: Sweet
Calories 356 kcal
Servings 6


  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Nuts chopped (I used almonds, cashews and pistachios)
  • 1/2 cup Dates chopped
  • 1/2 cup Figs chopped
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • ¾ cup Flour gluten-free, or whole wheat flour or even all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp Baking powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt


  • Soak figs and dates in warm water for an hour and set aside till they become soft.
  • Deseed the dates and chop figs and dates into small bites.
  • Also chop a mix of nuts, I have used almonds, cashews and pistachios and set aside.
  • Lightly whisk eggs. You don't have to form stiff peaks.
  • Add chopped nuts, figs, dates and honey and mix with the eggs.
  • Stir in Gluten Free flour, you can even use Whole Wheat Flour, All purpose flour if you like.
  • Also add Baking Powder and Salt and mix. Do not over mix just till everything is moist.
  • Line a 9x9 baking tin with some parchment paper that nothing sticks to the bottom of the pan. I have crushed the parchment paper and then opened and placed it, this trick will help it sit better. Also preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius.
  • Pour the batter in the baking tin and smoothen the top with spatula.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes till the toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Remove it from the tin along with parchment paper. When the cake cools down slice it into squares.
  • Serve with your favourite Cup of Coffee or Tea.

Recipe Notes

  • If you are gluten tolerant you can always use whole wheat flour or All purpose flour or a partial mix of both.
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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 321mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 112IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2mg

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Anshu Pande
Anshu Pande

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