Make Ahead

Southern Date Nut Bread

November 13, 2018
3 Ratings
Author Notes

My favorite holiday recipe my South Georgia Granny made when I was growing up. This is a heavy bread. The recipe can be doubled to make in a bundt. —Brittnie

  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Cook time 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Makes a loaf pan
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2/3 cup Sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • 1 quart Pecans (coarsely chopped)
  • 1 pound Dates (pitted and chopped)
In This Recipe
  1. Sift together flour baking powder and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, Beat eggs.
  3. Add sugar to eggs and beat until light and fluffy.
  4. Add flour, baking powder, and salt to the eggs and beat well.
  5. Add vanilla, pecans and dates.
  6. Mix thoroughly.
  7. Place into a well greased loaf pan.
  8. Cook at 300 F degrees for 30 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 250 F degrees and bake for 1-1 1/2 hours longer. Allow to cool slightly before removing.

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