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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And as always, may all your dishes be delish!
- 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
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
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