Date and Walnut Quick Bread
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A hearty, sweet quick bread chock full of Diamond of California Walnuts and dates with just a pinch of rum extract to give it a little extra flavor.
Serves: 1 large loaf, 15 slices
  • 1 cup pitted dates, roughly chopped
  • ¾ cup warm water
  • 3 tbsp. butter, melted and cooled
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. rum extract
  • 1 cup Diamond of California Walnuts, chopped small
  • chopped
  • 1½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1½ cups whole wheat pastry flour
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Grease 1 large loaf pan with cooking spray; set a side.
  3. In a small bowl add pitted dates and warm water and let it soak for at least 10 minutes; set a side.
  4. In a large bowl, mix butter, sugar and the eggs until combined. Stir in vanilla and rum extract; mix until incorporated. Add pitted dates, water the dates were soaking in, Diamond of California Walnuts, baking soda, salt; mix until combined. Add the flour and stir just till incorporated.
  5. Spoon batter prepared loaf pan. Use the back of the spoon to smooth batter out.
  6. Bake for 45 - 50 minutes up to 1 hour (my oven cooks quick, mine took 45 min)or until a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack.
Calories per slice: 164, Fat: 8.4, Cholesterol: 24, Sodium: 196, Potassium: 69, Carbs: 20, Fiber: 2, Sugar: 9.8, Protein: 3.4
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Serving size: 1 slice
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