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Date Nut Bread

Rated as 4.03 out of 5 Stars

"A wonderful, very rich loaf that is moist and delicious. Keeps well if you hide it! Good toasted for breakfast also."
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Ingredients

1 h 40 m servings 226
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 loaves)

Directions

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  1. Combine baking soda with the boiling water. Soak the dates in the water and baking soda solution for 30 minutes.
  2. Cream sugar and butter together. Add eggs, vanilla, dates, nuts, flour, and salt.
  3. Divide batter equally between two 9 x 5 (or 8 1/2 x 4 1/2) inch greased loaf pans. Bake 1 hour at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) (or until loaf tests done). Can be frozen when cool.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 226 calories; 5.2 42.2 3.9 16 276 Full nutrition

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This recipe is very much like my grandmother's, but you should add to the recipe that you have to add the water that the dates are soaking in. Her recipe had you adding the water a little at a t...

Most helpful critical review

I made half of the recipe and i will say the bread was the worst tasting stuff i have ever eaten. The inside was all doughy.

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This recipe is very much like my grandmother's, but you should add to the recipe that you have to add the water that the dates are soaking in. Her recipe had you adding the water a little at a t...

This is wonderful!! Far better then any recipe Betty C. ever gave us - it takes a bit longer to cook then it says - I baked it at 350 along with a banana bread I was making and it still took a l...

A truly delicious bread (cake!) recipe. Moist, light, and flavorful! I took reviewer advice and baked at 350. At an hour the inside was still doughy, so I covered it with tinfoil to prevent a...

Try adding dark brown sugar instead of white, WOW! what a flavor difference I'd give it 6 stars if I could.

The description is right -- you DO have to hide this to make it last!! I substituted 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour for 1-1/2 cups of the all-purpose flour and it was still great! Low in fat, to...

This is a nice quick and moist date bread recipe. It was easy to put together and baking time was a little longer then the recipe called for. It is very good as a breakfast bread spread with c...

this is a very tasty dark brown bread. soak the dates in the boiling/soda water, makes them so moist!! very good Linda

real good. Is just like my grandmothers if you substitute butter for the oleo

I followed other reviewers advice (bake for 1 hour and plus with foil on top at 350 F) and came out just wonderful. I made 1 loaf worth and it was just fine.