Oct 29, 2014

Eggless Dates & Nuts Bread - How to Make Bread in Pressure Cooker

Ever since i saw this recipe, i was just hooked to it. I wanted to make it for sure..Because i love bread which has nuts and dates in them. Finally i decided a day to make this cake and i got all the ingredients on hand. I made the batter and when i poured it into the loaf pan, the power got cut. What will i do, thank god for the pressure cooker. I used that to bake this cake and it turned out perfect.

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This bread was so moist, plus the sweetness from the dates was so good and the crunchyness from the almonds was lovely. Totally this bread is so healthy and taste great with a cup of coffee or chai.

Give this a try and let me know how it turned out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Baking Time : 1 hour
Other Time : 30 mins (cooling or resting)
Makes : 8 to 10 slices
Recipe Source : Enveetukitchen


All Purpose Flour / Maida - 2 cup / 240 grams
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Baking Soda - 1 tsp
Oil - 1/4 cup / 60 ml
Sugar - 1/2 cup / 100 grams
Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
Dates - 1 cup chopped into small pieces
Almonds / Badam - 1/2 cup (use any nuts) chopped
Flax Seed Meal or Powder - 1 tblspn
Water - 1 1/4 cup / 300 ml


Prepare a loaf pan by greasing it with oil and dusting it with flour. Refer this post for detail pics.

Take water in a sauce pan and bring it to a boil. Now pour 1/4 cup of water over flax seed meal and mix well. Set aside.

Now pour the remaining 1 cup of water over chopped dates, add in some baking soda and mix well. Set aside till it gets cold.

Now preheat the oven to 180 Degree C. If using pressure cooker for baking this, refer this post.

Now take oil, sugar and vanilla in a bowl and mix well. 

Add the flaxseed mix and beat well.

Add in half the flour mix and fold gently. Add in the dates mix and the remaining flour mix. Fold gently.

Now fold in the chopped almonds and mix gently.

Pour this into a prepared loaf pan and bake it in a pressure cooker for 1 hour. If you are baking it in oven bake it for 50 mins to 1 hour.

Check by inserting a tooth pick and see. If the tooth pick comes out clean then it is done.

Remove it and let it cool for 15 mins in the pan. Invert it and allow it to cool completely. Slice and serve.

Take all your ingredients 

Start by heating the water

remove it from fire

take flax seed powder in a small bowl

Pour some water over it and set aside

now take chopped dates in a bowl

pour boiling water over the dates

sprinkle over some baking soda

mix well and set aside till it is cold

it will be foamy like this

now take all purpose flour / maida in a bowl

sprinkle some salt over it

mix well and set aside

Take oil, sugar and vanilla in a bowl and mix well

Add in the flax seed mix 

now mix this whole thing really well

This is my first recipe using flax seed meal, i found
that it gave a egg added texture,
thats why it makes a perfect egg substitute

Now add in half of the flour mix

mix lightly

i added the entire dates mix

Fold it gently

add in the remaining flour mix

fold well..the batter will be little on the thicker side

add in chopped almonds..you can add any nuts
as your choice

fold well

i prepared a loaf pan, check this post for how to
prepare a pan for baking

transfer the mix into the loaf pan

i baked it in a pressure cooker

Check this post to know how to bake it in pressure cooker

now it is all cooked..let it cool a bit before unmoulding


serve a generous slice with a cup of chai..


  1. Can we do in microwave? Not oven ,. If yes how many mins ? Looks yummy want to try..

  2. @Anonymousif you have convection, you can make..Same time..

  3. Hi...could u suggest me an alternate for this cake loaf.i dont have one

  4. Do we follow the same time for baking in a pressure cooker as mentioned in a recipe as in a normal oven..

  5. Can i bake it?
    What about timmings plz ??

  6. What should be the baking time in pressure cooker???

  7. This bread sounds delicious!! I love dates. I would enjoy this bread for breakfast with a nice cup of coffee. Blessings, Catherine

  8. Thanks aarthi for trying! ! Baking it in pressure cooker, it has come out so soft n fluffy!

  9. Hi Arthi,
    Is it possible to bake buns in pressure cooker?

  10. @SarahYes u can..i have mentioned it in the recipe.

  11. @AnonymousI have mentioned that in the written recipe

  12. @VidhyaWill try it someday and let you know.

  13. Is it possible to bake in electric rice cooker

  14. @JenniferYes u can..If you know the procedure, you can do it

  15. I love it I will try . Thnx dear

  16. plz suggest some alternative for flex seed..

  17. @AnonymousYou can a egg or some curd instead of flax seed

  18. Hi ! Tried the bread.. turned out wel.. except thathe it was little harder on the sides and bottom.. where would I been wrong ? Yet.. It tasted delicious ... awesome aroma .. Thanks a ton.. :)

  19. @Anonymousthis bread is meant to have a crust on top and sides. If you make the batter little thinner, it wont happen

  20. Have tried this cake twice and it came out perfect both the times! However i felt if butter was added in place of oil it could be even more softer and moist.Can we use butter instead of oil aarthi? Will that affect the texture?

  21. @Anonymousu can use melted butter if u like

  22. Nice recipe.This is the first I am going to bake that too in pressure cooker I have the following doubts
    1.Do we need to add water in the cooker
    2.Should we use gasket?
    3.should we use whistle
    4.Should baking be done in sim flame?

  23. @Anonymous

    1)dont add water in cooker.
    2)Should we use gasket
    3)no need to use whistle
    4)yes bake this in sim flame

  24. Hi Aarthy.....
    All ur recipes are superb....
    Can we use wheat flour instead of maida?..

    1. yes u can use. but the texture may be a little dense.

  25. Hi Aarthi...can i use a silicon mould in a pressure cooker.. Apologies for the question.. But it's my first time baking n m really scared.. So much so hv never baked in a microwave ever before... Please help

  26. Namaste Arti.I adore your recipes.Thanks.I wanted to ask you if I can make this without sugar & use it like normal bread,because I just can't manage to make bread even from you're bread recipes


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