Old Fashioned Date Walnut Bread is a favorite around here. I was graciously given this recipe by a friend of my mother in laws. We love the not too sweet, delicate flavor and texture of this wonderful bread. Hope you enjoy it too!
I’m sharing an old, tried and very true recipe with y’all today….Old Fashioned Date Walnut Bread.
And although this recipe is perfect for the upcoming holidays, it’s really great any time of the year.
It’s definitely a keeper with it’s delicious flavor and wonderful texture.
Plus, there’s just something about it that says, well, old fashioned! ;)
It will take you right back to those holidays of past. Even if you never even ate it before.
And it’s not that hard to make because, as you know (if you have read any of my posts here ;) ), I like EASY recipes.
And quick too.
Most of the recipes you find around here will be just that. Quick and easy.
I’m busy and don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen. Even though I love it.
So I try to find or come up with recipes that taste great but don’t take hours to prepare.
And then I share them here with you because I know you are probably just as busy as I am! :)
So, first things first.
Chop up some dates.
Then pour boiling water over them to soften them up.
Next you’ll add sugar and butter.
Once the butter melts, cool it to room temperature.
Then you will stir in the beaten egg and add the walnuts.
Sift the dry ingredients and stir quickly into the wet mixture, just until mixed.
Pour into your loaf pan (I love using these), top with more chopped walnuts and pop into a 350 oven for about an 1 hour or so.
And out comes this….
….delicious, old fashioned date walnut bread for you and your family.
Perfect for the holidays or anytime really!
Hope you enjoy it as much as we do. :)
Need gluten free? I’ve got you covered.
Try this gluten free pumpkin bread (filled with delicious cream cheese filling…if desired, of course!).
You won’t even be able to tell it’s gluten free, it’s that good. :)
Love it? Want to save it for later? PIN it!
- 6-1/2 oz package pitted dates
- 1-1/4 cup boiling water
- 1-1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 6 tbsp butter
- 1 egg, beaten
- 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 2-1/2 cup sifted flour
- 1-1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1-1/2 tsp salt
Chop the dates and pour the boiling water over top.
Add the butter and sugar, stirring well.
Once the butter has melted, set aside to cool to room temperature.
Once cooled, stir in the beaten egg and walnuts.
Sift the dry ingredients and pour into your wet mixture, stirring until just mixed.
Pour into a 9 x 5 loaf pan and top with additional chopped walnuts, if desired.
Bake at 350 for 1 hour and 10 minutes. (or until lightly browned and done in the middle)
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