National Date Nut Bread Day

National Date Nut Bread Day is celebrated on September 8th of each year.  Celebrate with this recipe from, 1947 Date Nut Bread Recipe.


Serves: 12   Yield: 1   loaf Units: US | Metric

1 cup dates, pitted and chopped
1 cup boiling water
1 tablespoon butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup nuts, chopped


  1. Combine the first three ingredients in a bowl, cover and let cool.
  2. Grease a loaf pan.
  3. Sift dry ingredients together.
  4. Beat sugar and egg together and add to dates, alternatively with the sifted ingredients.
  5. Dredge nuts in a small amount of flour and stir into batter.
  6. Pour into prepared pan, let rise for 20 minutes.
  7. While batter is rising, preheat oven to 325°F.
  8. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes.
  9. Turn out onto cooling rack to cool.
  10. Serve sliced very thin for sandwiches, spread with cream cheese or butter.

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