Friday, December 22, 2017

December 22, Date Nut Bread Day

Whole Grain Date Walnut Bread, Modified

Original recipe: What would Cathy eat? Date Nut Bread
Serves 12

1 cup chopped dates
1 cup boiling water
1 egg
3 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup oat flour
2 tablespoons ground flax
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup chopped walnuts


1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Combine the dates and boiling water in a small bowl and let stand for 15 minutes.
3. In a medium bowl, briskly whisk together the egg, oil, sugar and vanilla.
4. In a large bowl, combine the flours, flax, baking powder, soda, salt and cinnamon.
5. Stir in the dates with their liquid, along with the egg mixture and stir just to combine. Fold in the walnuts.
6. Pour mixture into a lightly oiled 9 x 5-inch loaf pan and bake for 50-55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool thoroughly before slicing.

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