Date Orange Bread


The orange flavor gives lift to the date flavor.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
1 -9x5x3 inch loaf


  • 1 large egg

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • cup fresh orange juice

  • cup boiling water

  • 3 tablespoons grated orange zest

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 cup dates, pitted and chopped


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

  2. Combine orange juice, water, and orange zest in a liquid measuring cup.

  3. Beat egg slightly in a bowl. Add butter and sugar; beat until smooth. Add orange juice mixture and stir to combine.

  4. Combine flour, baking powder, soda, and salt in a separate bowl. Stir in walnuts and dates. Pour into batter and stir to moisten. Spoon into the prepared loaf pan.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool in the loaf pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and finish cooling.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

239 Calories
6g Fat
44g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 239
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 311mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 9mg 45%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 162mg 3%

* 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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