Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Mom's Date Nut Bread

Whole Wheat Date and Nut Bread

I used 1 1/2 cups of wheat flour and 1/4 cup bran flour. We really liked it.........................

Ingredients

    • 8 ounces pitted dates
    • 1 1/2 cups water
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 cups whole wheat flour
    • 1/2 cup raisins
    • 1/2 cup toasted chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. Heat to 350°F Grease interior of loaf pan.
  2. Place dates in food processor (make sure there are no pits) along with 1 cup of the water.Pulse into a coarse puree, then add the egg, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and the remaining 1/2 cup water. Pulse until mixture is thoroughly blended.
  3. Sprinkle the flour over the date puree, and pulse until mixed.
  4. Add raisins and nuts to mixture and stir to mix.
  5. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan, and bake 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick can be removed clean.
  6. Cool in pan on wire rack about 15-20 minutes, then turn out bread to cool completely.
  7. Wrap in plastic wrap and store for one day before slicing.

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