Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 degrees C) and spray loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, combine chopped dates, butter and boiling water until butter melts. Cool.
Sift flour and baking soda (dry ingredients) together in a separate bowl.
Add sugar, egg and nuts to the cooled date mixture.
Add vanilla extract, then dry ingredients to the date mixture
Add lemon juice last and stir until combined.
Pour batter into a prepared 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 wire rack.
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📋 Date Nut Loaf Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 271Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.