My kids don’t like dates, but they had no problem eating this Date/Nut bread!
Dates are a great source of fruit. They have:
More antioxidants than apples, oranges, grapes, mangos, or cantaloupe.
They are a great source of fiber.
They are naturally fat-free, cholesterol free and sodium free.
They promote good digestion!!
Since those are some great reasons to put dates in your kids diet, here is a great recipe!
1 1/2 cup boiling water
1 1/2 cup dates
Pour boiling water over dates and let sit for 10 minutes. Then add:
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts.
In separate bowl:
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 TBL melted butter
Combine date/flour mixture with sugar mixture and stir just till everything is moistened. If there is one thing I’ve learned in baking is not to over mix! Pour batter into 1 well greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes or until center is cooked.