Walnut-Date Quick Bread

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + standing Bake: 1 hour


1 loaf

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
I can remember my Aunt Emma making this bread, and I loved it. This recipe must be 60 or more years old.


  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  1. In a small bowl, combine the dates and water; let stand for 15 minutes (do not drain). In a bowl, cream butter and brown sugar; add egg and mix well. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with dates and liquid. Stir in walnuts.
  2. Pour into a greased 8x4-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 203 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 147mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.