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Pioneer Woman Date Nut Bread

Pioneer Woman Date Nut Bread

If you are a fan of moist and delicious quick slices of bread, then you have to try the Pioneer Woman Date Nut Bread. This scrumptious treat is made with delightful ingredients. The result is a rich and tender loaf that will make your mouth water. Serve it for breakfast or afternoon tea and watch as everyone goes back for seconds.
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Author: Lori Walker, MS, RD
Course: Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 217kcal


  • 9x5-inch loaf pan
  • mixing bowl
  • beater


  • 4 eggs binding the ingredients together and enriching the batter with their creamy texture.
  • 1 1/2 cups of boiling water which helps to soften the dates and blend the ingredients together seamlessly.
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour giving structure to the dessert while maintaining a tender crumb.
  • 1 cup of whole wheat flour imparting a nutty and wholesome element to the recipe.
  • 3 teaspoons of baking soda ensuring a light and fluffy texture by creating air bubbles during baking.
  • 1 teaspoon of salt enhancing the overall flavor and balancing the sweetness.
  • 6 tablespoons of vegetable shortening lending a rich and moist consistency to the mixture.
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar contributing a sweet and indulgent taste to the final product.
  • 2 cups of pitted chopped dates providing natural sweetness and a chewy texture.
  • 2 cups of coarsely chopped walnuts adding a delightful crunch and nutty flavor.


  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan and set aside. Combine dates, walnuts, boiling water, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl and stir until well combined.
  • Set aside for 10 minutes. In a large bowl, beat shortening and eggs until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour, beating until just combined.
  • Then add the date mixture to the flour mixture, stirring until just combined. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in a pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes before removing from the pan. Slice and serve.


  • Make sure that all of your ingredients are at room temperature before you begin. This will ensure that all of the flavors blend together properly.
  • Be careful not to overmix the wet and dry ingredients, as this can lead to a dense and gummy texture in the finished product.
  • Grease your loaf pan with butter or cooking spray before pouring in the batter. This will ensure that it comes out of the pan cleanly after baking.
  • To get a nice golden brown crust, brush the top of your loaf with melted butter before baking.
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