Traditional Date Nut Loaf Recipe


Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time1 Hr 20 Min
Ready In1 Hr 25 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings6
SpecialityMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Dates2 Cup (32 tbs), chopped
 Walnuts1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
 Crisco1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Brown sugar3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Vanilla1 Teaspoon
 Flour2 Cup (32 tbs), sifted
 Baking powder1 Teaspoon
 Baking soda1 Teaspoon
 Salt1 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 641 Calories from Fat 208

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 24 g36.4%

Saturated Fat 4.2 g21%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 35.2 mg

Sodium 630.9 mg26.3%

Total Carbohydrates 104 g34.7%

Dietary Fiber 7 g28%

Sugars 63.3 g

Protein 9 g18.7%

Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0.76%

Calcium 11.2% Iron 18.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1 Preheat the oven to 350┬░fahrenheit.

2 In large mixer bowl, add dates, nuts, and Crisco.
3 Pour in 1 cup boiling water.
4 Thoroughly beat until Crisco breaks into small lumps.
5 Let cool to lukewarm,for about 15 minutes.
6 Add in sugar, vanilla, and egg, mixing well.
7 In a bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt.
8 Combine with the date mixture and beat well.
9 Pour into 9x5x3-inch loaf pan.
10 Bake for 1 hour.

11 Let cool thoroughly and slice.