Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is amazing sliced with some cream cheese spread on it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Lightly grease an 8x4 inch baking pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the dates, figs, butter and baking soda.
  4. Pour in the boiling water, stir well and let stand for 15 minutes.
  5. Beat the sugar, walnuts and eggs into the date mixture.
  6. Combine the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder and salt; stir into the date mixture just until blended.
  7. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 55 to 65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean.
  9. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.


Most Helpful

I got some dates when I was in Palm Springs for my husband and he was not eating them very fast so I thought I would try this. I do not care for dates very much and this was soooo goood. I used brown sugar and it got a little dark but not burnt and oh man Hubby loved it and so did I !!!! A real treat because I havent been very successful at quick breads so far THANK_YOU

tamibic June 30, 2002

Lovely bread-- flavorful and healthy! I adapted it a bit by using 1/2 c oat bran and 1/4 c soy powder instead of 3/4 c all-purpose flour (upping protein and texture). Pureed the fig/date mixture, which included light butter (3 T) and liquid lecithin (1 T). Wonderfully moist and sweet-- a great breakfast bread. Thanks, Mirj! Edited Jul 21, 2004 to say: I'm working from home today, and I wish I weren't because I'm at risk of eating the whole darn loaf!! So good!! Agh!!!

Heather U. July 21, 2004

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