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Medjool Date Bread

Medjool Date Bread
PREP: 20min
COOK: 1hr
YIELD: 5

A fresh, steaming loaf of this Natural Delights® Medjool Date Bread won’t be on the counter for long.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Natural Delights Medjool Dates, pitted and chopped (about 10 dates)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. butter
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F and lightly grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan. Place dates in a large bowl and sprinkle with baking soda. Pour boiling water over the top and set aside to cool.
  2. Add flour, sugar butter, butter, salt and egg, sugar to cooled date mixture, beating well. Stir in walnuts and pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  4. Let stand for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.

Nutritional analysis per serving:

Calories: 390, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0g, MUFA:  1.38, PUFA:  4.79, Cholesterol: 40mg, Sodium: 430mg, Potassium: 364mg, Carbohydrates: 78g, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 52g, Protein: 6g, Vitamin A:  4%, Vitamin C:  0%, Calcium:  4%, Iron:  10%

*While Medjool dates are high in natural sugars, they are low on the glycemic index thanks to a balanced amount of soluble fiber. The complex carbohydrates found in Medjool dates are digested at a slower rate, making them a source of dietary fiber and releasing energy to the body over a longer period of time.