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Nostalgia Datenut Loaves

Details

Time
2 hours 30 minutes
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
4 loaves

Need a warm way to start the day or a nostalgic gift for neighbors during the holiday season? Try this easy homemade date loaf. It's packed full of toasted walnuts, chewy dates and sweet HERSHEY'S Mini Chips Semi-Sweet Chocolates. It's just as good for breakfast as it is with a dollop of whipped cream for dessert.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
35 minutes
Bake Time
45 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups

    boiling water

  • 1 cup

    dates, chopped

  • 1-1/4 cups

    sugar

  • 1

    egg

  • 1 Tbsp

    vegetable oil

  • 2 tsps

    vanilla extract

  • 2 cups

    all-purpose flour

  • 2 tsps

    baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp

    salt

  • 1/4 tsp

    baking powder

  • 1 cup

    walnuts chopped

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 

bowl
bowl
oven
oven
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
mixer
mixer
measuring cups
measuring cups
rubber scraper
rubber scraper
wire racks
wire racks
miniature loaf pans
miniature loaf pans
1

Pour water over dates in medium bowl; let stand 15 minutes.

2

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease four 3-1/4x5-3/4x2-1/4-inch foil miniature loaf pans.

3

Beat sugar, egg, oil and vanilla in large bowl on high speed of mixer 3 minutes. Stir together flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder; add alternately with dates to egg mixture, beating until blended. Stir in walnuts and small chocolate chips. Pour about 1-1/4 cups batter into each prepared pan.

TIP

Add a drizzle of powdered sugar mixed with enough milk to get desired thickness.

4

Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Wrap and store overnight before slicing.

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