Old Fashioned Date Nut Bread

The dates used in this loaf melt into a sweet nothingness unlike a raisin that stays chewy. This bread is moist and very similar to a traditional sweet bread!

Let’s get started!

Throw away your previous opinions that Date and Nut Loafs are only being made by your Grandmothers and make this beautifully flavored, rich loaf.


01 Dates

02 Butter

03 Sugar

04 Egg

05 All-Purpose Flour

06 Vanilla

07 Pecans


Prepare a 9x5 inch bread pan by greasing it well with butter or shortening. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.


In a medium mixing bowl add the dates and cover with the boiling water. Add the butter on top and let everything rest for 10 minutes. After the 10 minutes has passes, add the sugar to the bowl and stir well to combine.


Add the egg and vanilla, then add the All-Purpose Flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir just until the mixture comes together. Add the pecans and stir lightly to combine.


Add the batter to the prepared baking pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake the bread for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.


1. Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then remove the bread from the pan and allow it to cool on a wire rack before enjoying!

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