Easy Date Nut Bread
|Coarsely cut up dates||2 Cup (32 tbs), pitted|
|Boiling water||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Baking soda||2 Teaspoon|
|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Melted butter/Margarine||1 Tablespoon|
|Egg||1 , lightly beaten|
|Sifted flour||2 3⁄4 Cup (44 tbs)|
|Coarsely chopped pecans||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
Mix dates, water, and soda; cool, cover, and let stand at room temperature overnight.
Next day preheat oven to 325° F.
Add sugar, butter, and egg to date mixture and stir until sugar dissolves.
Add flour, a few spoonfuls at a time, mixing after each addition until smooth.
Stir in nuts and vanilla.
Spoon into 2 greased and floured 9"x5"x3" loaf pans and bake about 1 hour, until loaves shrink slightly from sides of pan and are springy to the touch.
Cool upright in pans on wire rack 10 minutes, turn out, and cool completely.
Wrap airtight and store overnight before cutting.
Calories 1003 Calories from Fat 220
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26 g40%
Saturated Fat 4.2 g21.2%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 60.9 mg20.3%
Sodium 711.6 mg29.6%
Total Carbohydrates 187 g62.2%
Dietary Fiber 12.2 g48.7%
Sugars 108 g
Protein 15 g30.6%
Vitamin A 3.6% Vitamin C 1.1%
Calcium 7.9% Iron 32.5%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet