A moist, fruity gluten and dairy-free bread using dates, with nuts for some crunch, makes this the perfect snack!

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Dates … for so many years I’ve been using just pitted dates that have been packaged in the grocery stores.  Recently I found Medjool dates … and my world has changed forever.  These dates are so much sweeter, much softer, so much more yummy!  I’ve been using Medjool dates in my ‘healthy’ granola bars for a while now and have been loving them immensely!  Try them and see for yourselves,

I also had some leftover pumpkin purée that I tried in place of the egg and it really gave the fall flavor that we love!

There was a National Date Nut Bread Day (September 8) and I really enjoyed looking for recipes to make something appropriate for it.  This one was AWESOME!

Date Nut Bread
Yields 16
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
205 calories
36 g
4 g
6 g
4 g
2 g
73 g
82 g
19 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
73g
Yields
16
Amount Per Serving
Calories 205
Calories from Fat 51
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
9%
Saturated Fat 2g
8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 4mg
1%
Sodium 82mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates 36g
12%
Dietary Fiber 2g
9%
Sugars 19g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
25%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
4%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 C chopped Medjool dates
  2. 1 C sugar
  3. 2 tbs butter (or dairy-free substitute)
  4. 1 C boiling water
  5. 2 1/4 C flour (gluten-free if needed)
  6. 1 tsp baking soda
  7. 1 tsp baking powder
  8. 1 tbs cinnamon
  9. 1 C chopped nuts
  10. 1/2 cup pumpkin purée or 1 egg
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
  2. Pour boiling water over the dates, sugar and butter and let cool.
  3. Mix flour, soda, cinnamon and baking powder.
  4. Stir into dates, add nuts and mix well.
  5. Stir in egg/pumpkin and blend thoroughly.
  6. Pour into greased loaf pan and bake for an hour.
  7. Leave to cool prior to slicing.
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calories
205
fat
6g
protein
4g
carbs
36g
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