Classic Date Nut Bread

Classic Date Nut Bread

This is the date nut bread you remember from your child hood. Sweet, moist and full of dates and walnuts!!
Servings 8


  • 1 8" x 4" or 8 ½" x 4 ½" Loaf Pan
  • Parchment Paper


  • 1 Cup Dates
  • ¼ Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 180 ml Boiling Water ¾ Cup
  • 57 Grams Unsalted Melted Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 100 Grams Granulated Sugar ½ Cup
  • 50 Grams Brown Sugar ¼ Cup
  • 2 Large Whole Eggs
  • ½ Cup Chopped Toasted Walnuts
  • 180 Grams All Purpose Flour 1 ½ Cups
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ¼ Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon Kosher Salt


  • Preheat your oven to 325°
  • Butter the bottom and sides of an 8 1/2” x 4 ½” loaf pan and line with parchment paper so it hangs over the long sides.  This will assist you in removing the loaf when done,
  • Place the chopped dates and ¼ teaspoon of baking soda in a bowl.  Pour over the boiling water and set aside to cool to room temperature.
  • In another larger bowl whisk together the melted butter, oil, granulated sugar and brown sugar until smooth.
  • Whisk in each egg one at a time until smooth.
  • Add the dates and all the water and mix until combined.
  • Whisk together the flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, baking powder and salt.  Add it to the wet ingredients and using aspatula fold the flour in until just combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the loaf comes out clean and the top springs back when gently pressed.
  • When done, place the pan on a cooling rack for 15 minutes.
  • After cooling for 15 minutes, remove the loaf from the pan and place on the rack to cool completely.
Keyword Bread, Date, dessert, Teatime

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