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Enjoy this modern Date Nut Bread recipe.


  • 1 1/2 pounds dates, chopped fine
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons salad oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 pound brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 5 cups sifted flour


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cover the dates with the boiling water and let stand until cool. Then add all remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly. Pour into non-stick loaf pans or spray regular pans with a vegetable spray. When pouring the mixture into pans, fill only 1/2 to 3/4 full. Bake for 1 hour. Bread will be lightly brown and cracked-looking on top. These loaves make lovely presents. They also freeze well.

Yields 4 loaves