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Karen's Pumpkin Date Bread

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"This is my favorite recipe around the holidays. The combinations I thought up work very well together. The recipe originally was my grandmother's. I added the dates and everyone was wild about it."
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1 h 30 m servings 352
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 loaf)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  2. Sift flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, baking powder, and cloves together in a bowl.
  3. Mix buttermilk and vanilla extract together in a small bowl.
  4. Beat sugar and shortening in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Beat in pumpkin puree. Add flour mixture in 3 batches, alternating with buttermilk mixture, beating batter briefly after each addition.
  5. Fold dates into the batter. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 352 calories; 10.3 61.3 5.3 47 579 Full nutrition

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