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Whole Wheat Date-Nut Bread

Southern Living OCTOBER 2004

  • Yield: Makes 1 (9-inch) loaf
  • Prep time:15 Minutes
  • Bake:1 Hour, 15 Minutes


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 3/4 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup molasses


Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture.

Dissolve baking soda in milk; stir in molasses. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Spoon into a greased and floured 9- x 5-inch loafpan.

Bake at 325° for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan, and cool on a wire rack.

Whole Wheat Raisin-Nut Bread: Substitute 3/4 cup raisins for 3/4 cup chopped dates; proceed as directed.

Whole Wheat Nut Bread: Omit chopped dates; proceed as directed.


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