Quick and Healthy Date Nut Bread

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Dec. 14, 2010

Ingredients

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

Directions

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

Cholesterol

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