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Old Fashioned Date-Nut Loaf

No recipe image available.One bite of this moist quick bread will take you back to your grandma's comforting kitchen. Grab a cup of tea, relax and reminiscence!

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 cup chopped dates
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup chopped walnuts

Cooking Directions:

  1. Pour water over dates in medium bowl; let stand 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat sugar, egg, oil and vanilla on high speed of mixer for 3 minutes.
  4. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder; add alternately with dates to egg mixture, stirring with wooden spoon just until blended. Stir in walnuts.
  5. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 55 minutes to 1 hour, or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before removing from pan. Cool on wire rack. Wrap tightly to store.

Makes 1 loaf.