Whole Wheat Date and Nut Bread

"Recipe by Elizabeth Alston. Make recipe one day before needed to allow nut bread to rest."
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  • Heat to 350°F Grease interior of loaf pan.
  • Place dates in food processor (make sure there are no pits) along with 1 cup of the water.Pulse into a coarse puree, then add the egg, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and the remaining 1/2 cup water. Pulse until mixture is thoroughly blended.
  • Sprinkle the flour over the date puree, and pulse until mixed.
  • Add raisins and nuts to mixture and stir to mix.
  • Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan, and bake 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick can be removed clean.
  • Cool in pan on wire rack about 15-20 minutes, then turn out bread to cool completely.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and store for one day before slicing.

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  1. lapared9
    I followed the recipe exactly & found the bread VERY dry. The owner of my local bakery said I should try 3 parts of white flour to 1 part of whole wheat to keep the bread moist.
  2. So Cal Gal
    I love, love, love this bread!! It's got to be one of the most healthful quick breads ever created; it's really easy to make; and it's wonderfully moist and delicious (it has a great, natural, just-sweet-enough, flavor that gets even better after a few days in the fridge)! The only thing I changed was to use sodium-free baking powder (it works the same as the regular kind, but adds no sodium). I usually try to find healthier-than-average recipes, but this one goes above and beyond the call of duty! It's one of my best recipe finds of the year--and I will absolutely make it again! Thanks so much for a great recipe, Sue L!!
  3. Sydney Mike
    This recipe makes for a healthy, wonderful-tasting bread! Although I pretty much followed the recipe, I did up the amount of dates to about 10 ounces (just a few more than asked for)! Also used Medjool dates since I really like their flavor & moisture content! I'll definitely be making this again & again! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Every Day Is a Holiday!]


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