8 Reviews

Great recipe and baking experience! Made 6 loafs, which turned out to be 10 smaller loafs at 2/3rds the depth. Gave as Christmas gifts to family and friends. I am not a baker, but found the entire process easy and forgiving. At first, the loafs did not look as dark as I expected, but the moistness and taste were perfect. I also thought the mix would rise more, it didn't, so the bulk of mix you see is pretty much the volume of bread you get. This recipe uses less sugar that other recipes, relying on the flavor of the dates to come through - and they do. Family and friends gave me thumbs-ups and validated their praise by coming back for more.

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DxThomas December 25, 2012

Molly53, Thank you so much for posting this recipe. My mom gave me the cookbook she had used for the whole time I was growing up, dated 1947. Inside, I found all my favorite childhood recipes written on scraps of paper,on margins etc...except this one!!!This date nut bread is wonderful, dense and moist. This being the fisrt time I've had this in 30 years, the only thing I'll do different is chop the dates larger, like mom did. One note, don't buy the prechopped dates, they are all sugar. Thank you again for bringing this long lost recipe home to me.

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Deely November 17, 2005

Great recipe, just like my Mother used to make, except I used Splenda instead of sugar.

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Calhoon January 06, 2009

This reminded me of the date nut bread I ate when I was a little girl, it was so yummy and moist and it was so much better after 24 hours. Thank you for posting such an easy yummy recipe!

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Pixie's Kitchen April 26, 2008

I made this for my DH who was craving date nut bread (I had never made it before). He said it was really good but a little sweet. I liked it, and it was really easy to make. Thanks.

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Goofy Ruth November 03, 2006

My husband loves Date Nut Bread. I've tried other recipes which he liked, but he Loved this one. This is my go to recipe from now on.

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bizzyliz January 07, 2013

Sorry... If I could give this a half of a star I would! Do NOT waste your time or ingrediants for this. It does not get better with time. This is about the worst I have made in 34 years of baking. DRY and boring!! Save yourself and do not try this! :(

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Barbara N. January 03, 2014
1947 Date Nut Bread