Healthful Date Bread

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Dancer

I love this bread, if you like dates, this will put a smile on your face. ww points 2.

Top Review by mianbao

I made half of this recipe yesterday, and baked it in a mini-loaf pan. The size was just right, and it made an good-looking loaf. I did follow all directions, and used all the ingredients, only cutting the amounts in half. I was somewhat concerned about what the outcome would be, with no sugar, no oil, and only egg white. It is fine, though I would prefer something a little (not a lot, just a little) sweeter. My big problem with this is the vanilla flavor. I used pure vanilla (Spice Islands brand), in the amount called for, but to me, the vanilla flavor clashes strongly with the rest of the cake. This may just be a personal preference. Thank you for sharing your recipe. It was an interesting experience.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine dates and raisins in a small bowl.
  2. Pour boiling water over mixture.
  3. Set aside to cool slightly.
  4. Stir together whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in large mixing bowl.
  5. Stir egg whites and vanilla into cooled date mixture.
  6. Add date mixture and almonds to flour mixture; stir till well blended.
  7. (Mixture will be thick.) Evenly spread in a lightly greased 9 x 5 x 3 inch baking pan.
  8. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 40 to 50 minutes or till a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  9. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
  10. Remove loaf from the pan.
  11. Cool thoroughly on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
  12. Wrap and store at room temperature overnight before slicing.

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