Date Nut Bread

Date Nut Bread

Date Nut Bread


Makes 12 servings


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cold butter
1 cup toasted chopped walnuts
1 cup chopped dates
1-1/4 cups milk
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray 9X5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Add walnuts and dates; stir until coated. Beat milk, egg and lemon peel in small bowl with fork. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Spread in prepared pan.
  3. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.

Nutritional Information

Calories 268
Total Fat 11 g
Cholesterol 20 mg
Carbohydrate 39 g
Fiber 2 g
Protein 6 g
Sodium 238 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 2
Fruit 1/2
Fat 2

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