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Grandma Kirschner’s Date Nut Bread

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Dense and sweet, this tea cake is delicious without a spread.

Preparation facts

Yield: 16 servings


8 oz (225g) pitted, dried dates

3/4 cup (150g) chopped walnuts or hazelnuts

1 cup (225g) raisins

1 tsp (5g) baking soda

1 cup (240mL) boiling water

2 cups (450g) white flour

1 cup (225g) sugar

1 tsp (5g) baking powder

2 egg whites

Non-fat cooking spray


Preheat oven to 350°F (176.6°C). Prepare a loaf pan by spraying with non-fat spray. Coarsely chop dates and combine with nuts and raisins in a bowl. Sprinkle baking soda over this mixture. Pour boiling water over the contents of the bowl. Cover and set aside while mixing the rest of the ingredients.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and egg whites in another bowl and mix well. Add first bowl's ingredients to second bowl and mix well. Turn into prepared loaf pan and bake for 1 hour. Let cool before slicing.

Nutrition facts

Serving Size 1 serving
Calories 214
Calories from Fat 32 (15%)
% Daily Value*
6%Total Fat 4g
2%Saturated Fat 0.4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.7g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g
0%Cholesterol 0mg
4%Sodium 89mg
6%Potassium 227mg
15%Total Carbohydrate 44g
9%Dietary Fiber 2.2g
Sugars 28g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
7%Protein 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.
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