Great Nana's Secret Ingredient Date Nut Bread

Great Nana's Secret Ingredient Date Nut Bread


"This rich date nut bread is easy to make and simply delicious. The secret ingredient really enhances the flavor."


1 h 30 m servings 233 cals
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Original recipe yields 20 servings



  • Calories:
  • 233 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 5.3 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.9g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 212 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8x4 inch loaf pans, or line with parchment paper.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a bowl, and set aside. In a large bowl, mix together the sugar and shortening. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Toss the walnuts and dates with the dry ingredients, and stir into the sugar mixture alternately with the hot coffee. Divide the batter evenly between the two loaf pans.
  3. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
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  1. 14 Ratings


yummy, what a nice date bread! i brewed fresh ground 8 o'clock columbian coffee, substituted 1 cup all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour & used pecans in place of walnuts (what i had on hand)...

This is a DELICIOUS recipe. I really enjoyed the coffee flavor in the background! I substituted pecans (just don't care for walnuts) and next time I would add just about 1/4-1/2 cup extra flour,...

Good tasting recipe. I used half flour and half whole-wheat flour in my test. My kids made this in small loaves for teachers gifts at Christmas.

I made this for a gathering at work and everyone was asking around to find out who made it. It was all gone in a matter of minutes. Super moist and delicious. The coffee adds a certain someth...

This was delicious! I also halved the recipe the first time and I ground the walnuts rather than chopped them. The bread was moist and had the coffee flavor in the background. A keeper!

WONDERFUL! Change nothing! This is absolutely THE BEST date nut bread I've been blessed to make and enjoy-wow! My hubby and kids loved it too. Froze 2nd loaf for quick breakfast treat when schoo...

The cake was extremely temperamental. It seemed like there was too much liquid to be absorbed, so instead of using the whole 1 3/4 cups of coffee, only used one. It was still very liquidy. Inste...

An excellent quick bread with a unique secret ingredient! I used 3/4 cup sugar as my dates were moist and sweet (medjools). I would cut the coffee with water when I bake this again. I brew V...

this is a very tasty and moist bread. I do not put nuts in though, don't care for them. flavorful and very nice with some butter. delicious! a real keeper for sure!