DATE NUT BREAD

Medjool dates, are brown in color and contain insoluble fiber, which is good for healthy digestion. They help prevent constipation and inflammation in the digestive tract and are also known to promote weight loss, support bone health, strengthen immunity, improve brain and heart health. These brown colored dates differ from Chinese red dates.

Yields1 Serving
 ¾ cup of chopped walnuts
 1 cup of pitted, chopped dates
 1 ½ teaspoon of baking soda
 ½ teaspoon of salt
 3 tablespoons of butter
 ¾ cup of boiling water
 2 eggs
 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
 1 cup of granulated sugar
 1 ½ cups of sifted flour
1

In a large bowl mix walnuts, dates, soda, salt and butter. Add the boiling water and let sit for 20 minutes.

2

Start heating the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9 x 5 3 inch loaf pan.

3

In a separate bowl, beat the eggs then add the vanilla and sugar.
Gradually add the sifted flour.

4

Stir in the date mixture until just blended.

5

Pour into the loaf pan and bake for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until knife comes out clean when inserted in center of loaf.

6

Let stand for 10 minutes then remove from pan and serve.
Double the recipe and make an extra for your freezer!

7

Optional: Slice bread thin and top with cream cheese!

Category, Cooking Method

Ingredients

 ¾ cup of chopped walnuts
 1 cup of pitted, chopped dates
 1 ½ teaspoon of baking soda
 ½ teaspoon of salt
 3 tablespoons of butter
 ¾ cup of boiling water
 2 eggs
 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
 1 cup of granulated sugar
 1 ½ cups of sifted flour

Directions

1

In a large bowl mix walnuts, dates, soda, salt and butter. Add the boiling water and let sit for 20 minutes.

2

Start heating the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9 x 5 3 inch loaf pan.

3

In a separate bowl, beat the eggs then add the vanilla and sugar.
Gradually add the sifted flour.

4

Stir in the date mixture until just blended.

5

Pour into the loaf pan and bake for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until knife comes out clean when inserted in center of loaf.

6

Let stand for 10 minutes then remove from pan and serve.
Double the recipe and make an extra for your freezer!

7

Optional: Slice bread thin and top with cream cheese!

DATE NUT BREAD