Pinto Quick Bread With Dates

Recipe by smellyvegetarian

Okay, this sounds just unique enough to be either really great or really atrocious--I can't pass it up :). From All American Vegetarian: A Regional Harvest of Low-fat Recipes by Barbara Grunes and Virginia Van Vynck. They say "Without imposing much of their own flavor, (the beans) make this spicy loaf moist and full-bodied." Posting for safekeeping with the tweaks I will likely make; original amounts in parentheses.

Top Review by Sydney Mike

Definitely unusual! Definitely full of flavor! Definitely very satisfying! Thanks so much for sharing it! I did pretty much follow the recipe on down, but I actually used a rounded measure of the dates & those were Medjool! I do think the first revierer had a great idea about mashing the beans (something I'll have to try another time), but still we were very satisfied with the bread as I made it! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe! [Made & reviewed in I Recommend recipe tag]

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large bowl beat sugars with oil.
  3. Blend in beans, salt, buttermilk, and egg substitute.
  4. Mix in flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and dates.
  5. Spoon into pan and bake 50 minutes or until done.
  6. Cool 5 minutes, then unmold and cool on rack. Slice and serve cool.

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