Date Nut Bread

Date Nut Bread


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


1 h 40 m servings 226 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 226 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 5.2 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 42.2g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 276 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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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.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 64 Ratings


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...