Moist Date Nut Bread


This moist date nut bread is similar to a figgy pudding, but it's made with dates, has no spices, and is less sweet overall. You could try covering the loaf with buttered foil and steaming it for a even moister version. This can also be baked in a 28-ounce can.

close up view of a loaf of Moist Date Nut Bread on top of parchment paper
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
1 9x5-inch loaf


  • 2 ½ cups chopped dates

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 cup boiling water

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees F). Grease and flour a 9x5-inch loaf pan.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine dates and butter. Pour boiling water over top and let stand until cool.

  3. Stir cooled date mixture to break up any clumps. Add brown sugar and egg; mix until well blended.

  4. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Stir flour mixture into date mixture until just blended. Stir in walnuts. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a wooden pick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 50 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

279 Calories
10g Fat
47g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 279
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 365mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 312mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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