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Whole Wheat Date Nut Bread | Magnolia Days

Whole Wheat Date Nut Bread

Whole Wheat Date Nut Bread is an old-fashioned quick bread loaded with chopped dates and walnuts. Serve it with butter or cream cheese for a real treat.
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 1 loaf
Author Renee

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped dates
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup hot brewed coffee
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon brandy
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8 1/2- X 4 1/2-inch loaf pan.
  2. Place dates, sugar, butter, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Pour coffee into bowl and stir to combine. Cool mixture for 15 minutes.
  3. Whisk together egg, brandy, and vanilla in a small bowl.
  4. Whisk together flours and baking powder in a separate bowl.
  5. Add egg mixture to date mixture and stir to combine. Add flour mixture and stir until dry ingredients are just moistened. Stir in walnuts.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pan, spread evenly, and tap pan on the counter to settle batter.
  7. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, tenting the loaf with aluminum foil after 30 minutes.
  8. Bread is done when a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean or an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center reads 200°F.
  9. Cool bread in pan for 10 minutes. Remove bread from pan and cool completely on a wire rack.
  10. Wrap bread airtight and store a room temperature for several days. You can freeze bread for longer storage.

Recipe Notes

Whole Wheat Date Nut Bread is an old-fashioned quick bread loaded with chopped dates and walnuts. Serve it with butter or cream cheese for a real treat.