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 –
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.