Make Date Nut Bread Easily

Who loves date nut bread? I sure do and this recipe is a keeper.

Today I’m sharing a recipe to make date nut bread easily!

This recipe is from my best friends grandmother which makes this simple recipe extra special. She makes this easy bread every year and I love it. So, after asking for the recipe she shared the si,ple recipe with me.

ingredients for the date nut bread
whisking the dry ingredients together
melting butter in the boiling water with dates and the walnuts

Now I am able to make it for our home and share it with my family during the holiday season.

In addition to this bread being simple there’s minimal fuss. But, one of the best things I have discovered is, the longer it sits the denser it gets.

adding the flour mixture to make the date nut bread
greasing the loaf pan with a pastry brush
date nut bread batter in the loaf pan to go into the oven

This date nut bread is especially perfect with the holidays coming. Because this quick bread has all the smells and tastes of the holidays so it’s perfect. And especially if you are having family or friends staying for the holidays. It’s also delicious slightly warm with melted butter or even a bit of cream cheese, however, plain is my favorte!.

the bread after coming out of the oven
after coming out of the pan

I use this loaf pan when I make this simple recipe.  It makes it beautiful too!

bread on a board with a cup of coffee

The loaf pan sure makes this a beautiful recipe to serve to family and friends.

One more picture of this displayed on a dessert board

So making date nut bread easily is great for dessert as well as breakfast!

To get the best shelf life from the date nut bread, cover it with aluminum foil or plastic wrap in a plastic bag to prevent it from drying out.

If properly stored, this bread 1 to 2 days at normal room temperature. I generally keep mine refrigerated and it’s good for a week.

This also freezes extremely well for 3 months wrapped well.

I hope you will try this easy recipe and enjoy it with family and friends. Let me know if you have any recipes that have been shared with friends.

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Date Nut Bread

This date nut bread is an old family recipe. It's fat nd easy to make and is perfect for dessert as well as breakfast
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
baking time 45 – 50 minutes until toothpick comes out clean from the center of loaf 0 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 servings
Calories 116 kcal

Equipment

  • oven, stove, mixer, knife

Ingredients
  

  • 10 ounces dates chopped
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped
  • 1/3 cup butter softened DON'T let butter get too soft
  • 1 cup water boiling
  • 1/4 cup water cold plus 1 tsp cold water
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Notes

 
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Grease the loaf pan
Mix dates, butter and boiling water with a wooden spoon
Once the butter melts, add cold water, brown sugar, baking soda, vanilla and egg
When thoroughly blended, pour into the greased loaf pan
Bake for 40-50 minutes.  Test with a toothpick in the center.  It should come out clean
To get the best shelf life from the date nut bread, cover it with aluminum foil or plastic wrap in a plastic bag to prevent it from drying out.
If properly stored, this bread 1 to 2 days at normal room temperature. I generally keep mine refrigerated and it’s good for a week.
This also freezes extremely well for 3 months wrapped well.
 
Keyword dried fruit, holidays, loaf, sweets

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Hello, my name is Cindy and welcome to Cloches & Lavender. I enjoy making our house a home with antiques and thrifted finds. Antiques are used as my staples in my dcor to remain on a budget. I will often upcycle pieces with paint to make them new again. I enjoy DIYs

23 thoughts on “Make Date Nut Bread Easily

  1. Oh my gosh Cindy this looks so yummy. Love the pans with the designs in them to make your bread recipes look even prettier. Thanks for sharing this with us. Great gift ideas for Christmas. xoxo

  2. Cindy, this looks scrumptious! I would love to have a slice this morning with my tea. I am going to have to find me a loaf pan like yours. Wow, it makes such a beautiful presentation! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Enjoy your day, sweet friend!

  3. Aw, my mom loved date nut bread!! I can’t eat nuts, but I could bake something else in that pan for sure! Beautiful!!

  4. Yup, this is going to happen! I love date-nut bread, and best part is, hubby won’t eat it because of the walnuts, so it’s all mine! I love the pan!

  5. This bread almost looks to fancy to eat, Cindy, it’s so pretty! I love dates so I’m excited to try this recipe and I need to check out your pan recommendations too. This definitely takes baking up a notch and I love it! Pinning right now, CoCo

  6. I find I am not alone here in being drawn in by the amazing pan. Would love to find a cast iron one like that.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Laurie
    Ridge Haven Homestead
    Homestead Blog Hop

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