Date Nut Bread Recipe

by Sue
(Colorado)

I have a really good date nut bread recipe that's been in our family for years. My elderly grandma used to make it. It's sort of desserty too - you can add frosting to the top! (You can also add in lots of other kinds of dried fruits if you want, not just dates). We serve it at brunches a lot especially at family get togethers. This one is very healthy too. It's made with honey but you could use other sweeteners. Since honey is a liquid, you could use another liquid like maple syrup. But if you use regular sugar I am not sure what the proportions would be. So here goes.

Beat these ingredients together very well -
4 eggs
1/2 cup of oil
1 cup of honey (or other sweetener)

Now add in these next ingredients and stir well -
1 cup of flour (using whole wheat pastry flour is good)
1 teaspoon of salt

Next stir in -
1 cup of chopped dates
1/2 cup of other chopped dried fruit (optional)
1 cup of ground walnuts or pecans

Grease a loaf pan, add in the mixture, and then bake at just 300 degrees (F), for about 2 hours. Check it to make sure a fork comes out clean. Cool it thoroughly before you serve it. You can also add a frosting of your choice if you want to dress it up! Sorry, I don't have a picture, though!

This is a sweet bread, but it is also good with a little jam on it. I've also put the slices in a toaster oven in the morning for breakfast. I just set it on Bake at about 250 degrees, for about 10 minutes. It's nice a warm, and a little toasted.

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Tried this - very good!
by: Betty

I tried this bread and it turned out really well. Very flavorful. I put in a little less dates and added in some raisins, and I had a few dried pineapple chunks that I chopped up and put in also. My family really liked them. We actually had them for breakfast. Thanks for the recipe. I like eating healthy!

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