A bit unusual but good all the same. You may substitute plumped raisins for the figs if you like. You may also use Splenda®. To prevent crumbling, use finely diced dates or boil whole dates for 10 minutes before chopping. Serve with cream cheese.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 loaf
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8x4-inch loaf pan.

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  • Spread walnuts onto a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until toasted and fragrant, 5 to 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  • Mix dates, figs, butter, and baking soda together in a bowl. Pour boiling water over the date mixture. Let sit for figs to slightly rehydrate, 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Stir sugar, walnuts, and eggs into date mixture. Whisk all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, salt, and baking soda together in a separate bowl. Stir flour mixture into date mixture until batter is just combined. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 55 to 65 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

241 calories; protein 4.5g 9% DV; carbohydrates 40.6g 13% DV; fat 8.3g 13% DV; cholesterol 41.2mg 14% DV; sodium 290mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2017
Everyone who tasted it really enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/05/2016
A few months ago I made the recipe on this site called Grandma's Date-Nut Bread. It was so good and I was hoping that this recipe would be similar. While this one was okay it wasn't what I had hoped for. The only adjustment I made to the recipe was that I used all ap flour as that is what I had on-hand. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2017
Everyone who tasted it really enjoyed it. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2020
used all unbleached flour. Ran walnuts through bullet to make it fine but flavorful for my toothless friends. well received. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
02/05/2016
A few months ago I made the recipe on this site called Grandma's Date-Nut Bread. It was so good and I was hoping that this recipe would be similar. While this one was okay it wasn't what I had hoped for. The only adjustment I made to the recipe was that I used all ap flour as that is what I had on-hand. Read More
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