Date Nut Bread

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Total Time
1hr 25mins
30 mins
55 mins

This is a dark, moist date nut bread like Thomas's or Dromedary --with the deep flavor or molasses! Healthy too--low fat and increased fiber. Don't use the packaged chopped dates as they contain added sugar. You can also make the loaf with white flour only. Enjoy!

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  1. Preheat oven to 350F and butter a 9 x 5 loaf pan.
  2. In a bowl, pour hot water over dates and butter.
  3. Stir and let the mix stand until lukewarm.
  4. In a food processor, puree 1/3 of the date mixture to make a paste.
  5. Stir paste back into date bowl mixture.
  6. Add brown sugar, molasses, vanilla, and eggs.
  7. Mix until combined.
  8. In another bowl, sift the all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.
  9. Add whole wheat flour and mix well.
  10. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the date mixture.
  11. Stir until well combined.
  12. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  13. Bake for 50-60 minutes until loaf top has risen.
  14. Remove bread from the oven and cool in the pan on a wire rack for at least 30 minutes before turning out.