Best Date Nut Bread Recipe


Welcome to my kitchen, dear reader! Today we are going to explore the delicious world of Date Nut Bread. This bread is not just about its delightful taste, but it’s also packed with fiber and nutrients, making it a great choice for a quick and healthy snack. If you’re on the hunt for a new recipe to try, or simply want to add a healthy twist to your snack time, then this recipe is for you.


Here is what you will need to make this nutritious and tasty Date Nut Bread:

  • 200 grams (1 cup) of pitted and chopped dates
  • 250 ml (1 cup) of boiling water
  • 125 grams (1/2 cup) of unsalted butter, softened
  • 200 grams (1 cup) of granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 250 grams (2 cups) of all-purpose flour
  • 3 grams (1/2 teaspoon) of baking soda
  • 2 grams (1/2 teaspoon) of salt
  • 100 grams (1 cup) of chopped walnuts


Once you have all your ingredients ready, follow these simple steps:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F) and grease a loaf pan.
  2. In a small bowl, pour the boiling water over the chopped dates and let them soak until the water cools down.
  3. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract.
  5. In another bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  6. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mixing just until combined.
  7. Drain the dates, reserving the water, and fold them and the chopped walnuts into the batter.
  8. If the batter is too thick, add some of the reserved date water.
  9. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for about an hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  10. Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.


Here are a few tips to ensure your Date Nut Bread turns out perfect every time:

  • Make sure your butter is softened but not melted for a light and fluffy texture.
  • You can substitute walnuts with pecans or almonds if you prefer.
  • You can store the bread in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week or freeze it for up to three months.


There you have it – a simple and nutritious Date Nut Bread recipe that’s perfect for a healthy snack or a hearty breakfast. I hope you find this recipe as enjoyable and satisfying as I do. Remember, cooking is an art, so feel free to add your own twist and make this recipe truly yours. Happy baking!

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