Date Nut Bread


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

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
2 loaves


  • 1 ½ cups dates, pitted and chopped

  • 2 ¼ cups boiling water

  • 3 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons margarine

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  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 and soaking liquid, nuts, flour, and salt.

  3. Divide batter equally between two 9x5-inch (or three 8 1/2x4 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

226 Calories
5g Fat
42g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 226
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 276mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 114mg 2%

* 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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