This delicious date nut bread recipe is easy and awesome. This bread is super fun to eat toasted and slathered with cream cheese! There is nothing like it!
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When my grandmother Bena used to make this delicious date nut bread, we would all clamor for a piece! There were five of us children in my family and I used to feel like I wasn’t going to get my share. Of course, I always did, but did anyone else feel like that?
I think I felt that way because I’m the fourth out of the five. I was close to the bottom of the food chain so it felt like survival of the fittest. And even though there is a sibling who is younger than me, there is a four year difference between us and she was cute. Nana always made sure she got her piece. 🙂
Now, I make my own food and eat as much as I want. Of course, sometimes I have to compete with Christopher but he mostly lets me win. Mostly.
On to the Delicious Date Nut Bread recipe
I cut up the dates first thing. Then I boil some water and make some coffee. Not to drink, mind you; it’s part of this recipe. I use plain boiled water as well.
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I grab 1/4 cup of butter and plop it in the bowl with the cut up dates. Then I pour in 1/2 cup of boiled water and 1/2 cup of hot coffee. I use decaf as I am really sensitive to caffeine.
I let the date mixture sit for 15 minutes to soften the dates and to cool a bit.
I preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a bread pan.
Next, I crack an egg in one of my stainless steel bowls, add some brown sugar and vanilla. I whisk it all together until it’s combined.
Dry Ingredients Roundup
As I’m waiting for the date mixture to soften and cool, I gather the dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. I mix them together in a bowl and set it aside.
Now it’s time to pour the egg mixture in the date mixture and I top it off with the dry ingredients.
I use my spatula and stir until just combined. Next I add some chopped walnuts and stir until just combined. You don’t want to over-mix this bread.
I plop the mixture into the prepared bread pan.
Into the oven it goes and I bake it for 45 – 50 minutes.
I let the bread sit in the pan for 10 minutes before I remove it and place it on a rack to cool fully.
I cut a few slices.
When I have a slice of this delicious date nut bread, I usually put on some butter or cream cheese. My nana served it with cream cheese.
One of the things I love about this bread, is the texture! The longer it sits waiting to be eaten, the moister it gets. That’s when I toast it.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe.
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This moist hearty delicious date nut bread will satisfy your sweet tooth without being too sweet!
- 2 cups dates, chopped
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup boiled water
- 1/2 cup hot decaf coffee
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
- Loaf pan, greased
- Place dates in medium sized bowl
- Add butter
- Pour boiling water and coffee over butter and dates
- Let dates sit for 15 minutes, to soften and cool
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and grease a bread pan
- Grease loaf pan
- In a small bowl, assemble flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda, set aside
- In another small bowl crack open egg and add vanilla and brown sugar
- Whisk until incorporated
- Pour on date mixture
- Add dry ingredients and stir until just incorporated, do not over mix
- Add walnuts
- Pour into prepared loaf pan
- Place in oven
- Bake for 50 minutes
- Let cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan
- Place on rack to cool
- Slather cream cheese on it
- Serving Size: 1 slice
- Calories: 240