date nut bread from The Jewish Kitchen

Date Nut Bread

Dark brown bread, with nuts and chopped dates served with cream cheese makes this bread sweet and chewy. The aroma when it is baking lets you know that you are in for a special treat.
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 people


  • 1 2/3 cups all purpose flour sifted
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/2 cups large dates, pitted, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup boiling water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13 x 4 inch large loaf pan. Set aside. Put the raisins and dates in a large bowl and add the boiling water. Add the baking soda, brown sugar and salt. Set aside and let cool. Drain the water. Put the raisins and dates into a large bowl.
  2. Add the egg and mix well. Add the flour and baking powder and mix. Add the walnuts and the vanilla. Combine all ingredients until just blended and pour into loaf pan. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove and let cool before taking out of pan.