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Saturday, April 27, 2024

Classic Date Nut Loaf

This retro favourite is dense and rich with lots of sweet dates and crunchy walnuts. Perfect for breakfast, snacking or dessert! And just one bowl! 


2 cups roughly chopped dates

4 tbsps soft butter 

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 cup hot coffee (brewed or instant or replace with water)

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 3/4 cups flour

1 cup chopped walnuts


First combine the dates, butter, baking soda, salt and brown sugar. Then add the hot coffee and let sit for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes add the egg, vanilla, baking powder and flour. Mix just until combined, no need for the mixer just mix by hand. Stir in the walnuts. 

Spray a 9 X 5" loaf pan with cooking oil then pour the batter in. Bake at 400°F for 35-45 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

Cool 15 minutes in pan then turn out onto a rack to cool completely before slicing and slathering with butter!

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