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Orange Date and Nut Bread

Orange Date BreadStraight out of my mom’s cookbook from 1978 “Cooking with a Food Processor” this recipe is sweet and moist, not that bad for you, and coming from someone who tends not to like orange flavoured baked goods, and doesn’t like dates – it was actually quite good. Everyone else loves it! Mom made it yesterday; this recipe makes a 9×5 loaf pan.


1 cup chopped, pitted dates
¾ cup boiling water
1 tsp baking soda
1 small seedless orange cut into 6 pieces
1 ½ cup all purpose flour
1 cup nuts (optional)
¾ cup sugar (note: I would reduce this to ½ cup)
2 eggs
2 tbsp butter cut into 4 pieces
1 tsp salt


Combine dates, water and baking soda in small mixing bowl; set aside. Grease and flour a 9×5 inch load pan. Preheat oven at 350 degrees.

In a food processor; blend orange for 15 seconds. Add in flour, nuts, sugar, eggs, butter, salt and ½ date mixture and blend for 5 seconds.  Add remaining date mixture and process for another 15-20 seconds until well blended. Pour into loaf pan. Bake until loaf springs back when touched lightly in center, 55-60 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes. Loosen side with spatula and remove from pan. Enjoy!


About Courtney Carroll

I am a mid 30s gym enthusiast; married with two girls (currently 3 years old and three months old) and a 4lb rescue Yorkie with a limp who is certain he is a 100lb Rottweiler. I am a vegetarian and have been for over five years. I love cooking, eating, working out, eating, being a mom and all the great (and not so great) things that come with it. And apparently I like blogging.

One response »

  1. What an ageless recipe (ha, get it?). It sounds lovely!


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