Date Nut Loaf

Kim Biegacki


This is another wonderful bread that is moist and very chewy with the nuts and dates. It is not an overly "sweet" bread & lower in sugar but still packed with flavor. I did cook this in my Ninja and the recipe is from my Ninja cookbook. I only changed a few things just to add more flavor. This would be wonderful for breakfast with a delicious cup of hot coffee or your favorite tea. I added some cream cheese icing but it tastes wonderful w/o it or even just a little butter tastes delicious too.

Hope you enjoy.


★★★★★ 3 votes

8 - 12 slices
20 Min
35 Min


  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 c
    dates, chopped - dried and pitted
  • 1/2 c
    orange juice
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon, ground
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2/3 c
    pecans, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 2/3 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 medium
    orange, zest of
  • 1 large
  • ·
    cooking spray & 1 tbsp of flour (for pan)

How to Make Date Nut Loaf


  1. 1 Ninja Cooking System
  2. Spray 9X5 loaf pan with cooking spray and coat with flour. Stir dates, oj and vanilla in a bowl. (I didn't have enough dates and added some chopped figs.)
  3. Stir 2 cups of flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in bow and add pecans. (I used 1/2 pecans and 1/2 walnuts.)
  4. Beat butter, brown sugar, and egg in bowl with mixer until creamy. Stir in the date mixture and orange zest.
  5. Gradually add flour mixture, stirring well after each addition. Spoon the batter into the loaf pan. The batter is very thick and I just pressed it lightly down into the pan.
  6. Pour 2 cups of water into pot. Place rack into pot and place loaf pan on rack. Set OVEN to 350 degrees and bake for 35 minutes. Cover and cook for amount of time or until a toothpick inserted in center of pan comes out clean.
    Remove pan from pot and let cool on rack for 5 minutes and then remove loaf from pan and cool completely.
  7. I added a cream cheese icing that is very light but went well with this bread.

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About Date Nut Loaf

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: For Kids Healthy

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