Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Date Nut Loaf

Date Nut Loaf

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From the kitchen of M Burker

This has been a favorite for our family for at least 25 years. I hope all will enjoy it. Merry Christmas to all.

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
45 minutes
Tags: Contains nuts, Good for parties/potlucks, Travels well


1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup boiling water
1 cup dates, chopped fine
1 tablespoon butter
1 unbeaten egg
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Sprinkle soda over dates, pour boiling water over dates and let stand.

  3. Mix  butter, egg, brown sugar and walnuts.

  4. Add flour, salt, vanilla and dates.  Cream together.

  5. Bake in a loaf pan for 45 minutes or until fork comes out clean when testing.


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Mckenna says:

i like it sort of

11/4/2012 4:10:04 PM

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