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Grandma's Date-Nut Bread Recipe
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Grandma's Date-Nut Bread

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"This is the recipe for date-nut bread that my grandmother always made around Christmas time. Definitely a family favorite! For best results don't use a glass pan."

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Original recipe makes 1 loaf Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 30 mins

Directions

  1. Put raisins in a bowl. Pour boiling water over raisins; soak until raisins have flavored the water, about 20 minutes. Drain raisins, reserving the water. Discard raisins.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a loaf pan with butter.
  3. Bring reserved water to a boil in a small saucepan. Measure 3/4 cup boiling water into a bowl. Stir baking soda into water.
  4. Put dates and prunes in a large bowl. Pour baking powder-water over dates and prunes; add unsalted butter and stir until melted. Stir sugar and vanilla extract into the fruit mixture; let cool to room temperature.
  5. Stir egg into the fruit mixture to evenly coat. Mix flour and salt together in a small bowl; add to fruit mixture and stir. Fold walnuts into the mixture and pour into the prepared loaf pan.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 50 to 65 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Pecans can be used in place of walnuts, based on personal preference.
  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the raisins. The actual amount of the nutritional contribution of the raisins will vary.
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Mar 10, 2015

Absolutely delicious! I'm feeling a bit of nostalgia, as I eat my third piece of this bread. It's just like my Mom used to make. I should mention that I did not use the prunes, as I had exactly 1 cup of chopped dates left in a bag and about 6 whole dates, that I just chopped up and subbed for the prunes. My teenage daughter arrived from school and asked "what's in this bread? Are those chocolate chips?" ... (Me) "No, those are dates" . . . (Her) "why do you always put weird stuff in there, you know I don't like that stuff?" . . . (she takes a piece anyway). Five minutes later she takes another piece . . . (Me) "I thought you didn't like that weird stuff in there?" . . . (Her) "I don't!" (takes another piece). Enough said, it's delicious whether she will admit it or not.

 
May 24, 2015

A wonderful recipe that reminded me of my grandmother stated that bread. The addition of the prune was unusual, but good. I'll be making this a lot more.

 

3 Ratings

Mar 01, 2015

Awesome!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 306 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 49 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 11.6 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 216 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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