Date Nut Bread

Prep Time: 
15 minutes
Number of Servings: 
Serves 12


  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 13 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 12 cups unbleached flour
  • 12 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Coat a loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Cut dates into small pieces and place in a small bowl. Dissolve soda in hot water and pour over dates. Let cool.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg and beat well.
  4. Add date mixture, flour, nuts salt, and vanilla. Stir to mix well.
  5. Bake for one hour or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 30 minutes. Turn out onto a serving plate and cut into slices.
Nutrition Info: 
239 calories, 4 g Protein, 40 g Carbohydrates, 3 g Fiber, 9 g Total fat (4 g sat, 2 g mono, 2 g poly), 175 mg Sodium, Vitamin B1 (thiamine), B3 (niacin), Manganese