Date Nut Bread Recipe

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Date Nut Bread Recipe
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  • 1 1/2 cups dates
  • 2 1/4 cups boiling water
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. In bowl add baking soda to boiling water. Remove pits from dates and chop. Add to hot water and let sit for 30 minutes.
  2. Beat eggs and set aside. In separate bowl cream together butter and sugar. Add flour, vanilla, eggs, nuts, salt, flour and dates including liquid.
  3. Grease to loaf pans with butter. Pour batter evenly between pans.
  4. Bake in oven for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean.
Recipe Type: Breakfast

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

Beat eggs in bowl. Set aside.

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Pit and chop dates.

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Combine boiling water and baking soda. Add dates to water and soak for 30 minutes. This will help bring them back to their juicy plumpness. Do not drain.

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Combine butter and sugar. Cream together.

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Add eggs, vanilla, dates and liquid, nuts, flour, and salt.

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Grease 2 loaf pans with butter.

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Divide batter evenly between the pans.

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Bake 1 hour in preheated oven. Using toothpick check to make sure it’s done.

Let cool.  Bread can be frozen.

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