Grandma's Date Nut Bread

Grandma's Date Nut Bread Recipe

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Rich Viveiros


I ate this every Christmas as a kid growing up, it was my Grandmothers recipe. I still love this bread, and now I make it every year in memory of her, and my mother.


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8-10 (Depending on Slice Size
20 Min
1 Hr


  • 1 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter, cold
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 c
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 1/2 c
    hot or boiling water
  • 1/2 c
    chopped walnuts
  • 1 pkg
    dates (unseeded - no pits) fresh or boxed
  • 3 to 4 medium
    figs (optional)
  • 1 c
    seedless raisins

How to Make Grandma's Date Nut Bread


  1. Pour Water over Dates, Sugar and Butter. Add Vanilla, then Flour. Finally, add walnuts and remaining ingrediants to bowl. Mix till thick (like cake batter). Grease pans, pour batter into pans and place in oven for 1 hour (60 Mins) or until knife slides out of center of bread clean.

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About Grandma's Date Nut Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads

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