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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Low Fat Date Nut Bread

1 cup dates
1 and 1/2 cups boiling water
1 large egg - beaten
1 and 1/2 cups sugar
2 and 1/4 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder                                       
2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans)
1 Tablespoon margarine - melted
1 teaspoon vanilla

Place the dates in a bowl and soak them in 1 and 1/2 cups boiling water for 10 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix in the chopped walnuts.

In a medium bowl, mix the egg and sugar together.

Take the flour mixture (one cup at a time) and the sugar mixture (1/3 at a time) and alternately mix them in with dates (and the liquid the dates were soaking in). Add the margarine and vanilla and stir to combine. Try not to over mix.

Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan. Bake for 75 minutes. Allow the bread to cool for about 20 minutes before slicing and serving.

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10 comments:

  1. This sounds so tasty! We make a lot of banana bread at our house, but hadn't thought to make date bread until your post. How yummy!

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  2. Oh now this sounds delicious, I bet it goes so well with a bit of butter and cup of tea.

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  3. Date breads!!! This is a new recipe read today!! Want to try this one, hope I will bake as good as it looks.

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  4. I love Date Breads! I will be pinning this for later. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. This looks so rich and yummy! I would love to make this some time; thanks for the recipe!

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  6. This sounds really good. I have never made date bread but I am anxious to try your recipe since it looks delicious.

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  7. I have never tried a date bread, but it sounds so simple and easy to make. I love to bake so always ready for something new.

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  8. I love date nut bread, but I never remember to make it. This looks like a great recipe to try!

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  9. These are my favorite muffins. Even my daughter eats them and she's so picky. Great option.

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  10. looks like a great recipe. I would need to substitute the nut (nut free house) but definitely a pin-worthy recipe. thanks!

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