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Date Nut Loaf

A simple, yet delicious traditional date nut loaf that has been passed on for 6 generations. You'll want to take this loaf to the party!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine North American
Keyword date bread, date nut bread, date nut loaf
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 271kcal
Author Slightly altered from Terri's Grandma (Leonore Porter)'s Great Grandma's recipe for Date Nut Loaf


  • 1 cup chopped and pitted dates
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (you can subsitute walnuts)
  • 3 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Combine dates, butter and boiling water. Cool.
  • Sift flour and baking soda together
  • Add sugar, egg and nuts to the date mixture
  • Add vanilla, then flour mixture.
  • Add lemon juice last and stir until combined
  • Pour into a prepared loaf pan and bake for approximately 50- 60 minutes in preheated oven (or until cake tester or toothpick comes out clean and loaf is lightly browned on the outside) . Cool on a cooling rack.


Nutrition Facts
Date Nut Loaf
Amount Per Serving
Calories 271 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 154mg7%
Potassium 167mg5%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 167mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1.4mg