Quick and Healthy Date Nut Bread

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Dec. 14, 2010

Forget the old-fashioned banana bread. Next time you are hungry, reach out for a slice of this date nut bread. Bite for bite, they are one of the most nutrient-dense snacks to satiate yourself with. Betty's recipe for this bread is not only tasty and filling, but is extremely simple to make too. Tune into the video recipe for more on this.


Chopped dates 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Boiling water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
Egg 1 , well beaten
Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Butter 1 Tablespoon , softened
Walnuts/Another nut 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Self rising flour 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon


Sprinkle 1 cup dates with 1 teaspoon baking soda, and pour 1 cup boiling water over all. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat 1 egg, and add 1 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon softened butter. Mix well. Gradually stir in 1 cup walnuts, 1 ½ cups flour, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and date mixture. Stir, just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour mixture into a greased and floured, waxed-paper-lined loaf pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the deepest part comes out clean. (I always bake any loaf like this in the center of the oven with a large sheet of aluminum foil on the rack above, so that the top will not over-brown. The aluminum foil may be removed near the end of baking.) Remove loaf from the oven, and let cool in the loaf pan for a few minutes. Remove from the loaf pan, and peel off the waxed paper. Place on a nice serving plate, and slice into equally-sized slices, and serve while warm with fresh butter. This is a simple bread, with a touch of elegance! You will love it!!! --Betty

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 45 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 686Calories from Fat 176

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 21 g32.3%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 984 mg41%

Total Carbohydrates 121 g40.3%

Dietary Fiber 6 g24%

Sugars 79 g

Protein 11 g22%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet