Preparation Time - 20 Minutes
Preparation Method - Bake

Date Walnut Bread

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For this recipe, you can substitute toasted pecans for the toasted walnuts. Additionally, you can substitute brewed coffee for the Coffee liqueur.

Kagar K. | March 30th, 2024

Ingredients are for 2 Loaves
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2 1/4 cups Unbleached Flour » +1 Tbsp
1 cup Whole-wheat Flour
2 tablespoons Cocoa Powder
2 teaspoons Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
2 cups Dates » chopped
1 1/2 cup Walnuts » toasted, chopped
3/4 cup Rolled Oats
1 cup Butter » +1 Tbsp, melted
1/4 cup Canola Oil
1 cup Light Brown Sugar » packed
3 large Egg » beaten
1 1/2 cups Milk
1/2 cup Dark Molasses
2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
Optional Ingredients:
Qty Unit Ingredient
2 tablespoons Coffee Liqueur
Prep Time Process Time Overall Time
20 Minutes 55 Minutes 1 hour 15 minutes
Preheat oven to 350°F / 180°C / Gas Mark 4

- Lightly coat two 8 by 4 inch loaf pans with 1 tablespoon of butter.
- Lightly dust with 1 tablespoon flour. Set aside.

1. To make the dry mixture: In a large mixing bowl, combine the white flour, whole wheat flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda.

2. Stir the dates, walnuts and 1/2 cup rolled oats into dry ingredients.

3. Mix well to thoroughly coat the dates.

4. To make the wet mixture: In a separate medium bowl, whisk butter, canola oil, brown sugar, eggs, milk, dark molasses, coffee liqueur and vanilla.

5. Stir the dry mixture into wet mixture with wooden spoon until combined.

6. Evenly divide batter between the previously prepared loaf pans.

7. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup rolled oats over loaves.

8. Bake in the preheated 350°F oven for 45 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in center.

9. Let cool in the pans for 15 minutes.

10. Turn loaves out onto a decorative dish and serve warm, or transfer to a rack and cool completely before serving.

Submitted by Kagar K. | March 30th, 2024 See all of Kagar K.'s Recipes.

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@Charlotte S. | June 2nd, 2024
I've had a go at this Date Walnut Bread, and it's absolutely smashing. I'm quite fond of the mix, especially with the oats sprinkled on top.

The end result is rather brilliant. Perfect for a tea time treat for me.

I gave it a 4

@Benji M. | May 30th, 2024
I tried this recipe, and let me just say, it knocked my socks off.

The only reason I didn't give it a 5 is I had a bit of a struggle getting the consistency right.

I gave it a 4

@Ethan T. | May 1st, 2024
G'day. I went with brewed coffee since I'm not much for liqueur. It's a solid recipe.

I gave it a 5

@Alessia R. | April 10th, 2024
Allora, I made this bread, and let me tell you, it is molto buono.

I gave it a 4

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