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This Date Nut Bread Recipe is delicious, hearty, and so tasty. It has a crunchy topping, and it’s one of my favorite ways to start the day!
Thank you Post® Great Grains® for sponsoring this Crunchy Date Nut Bread post!
Happy New Year from Japan! My family and I finally made it to The Land of the Rising Sun where my husband will be stationed for the next 3 years. While we’re busy getting ourselves organized and acclimated to the area, we’re also starting the New Year with a few new family routines. My favorite so far has been daily family breakfast. Every evening we sit down and eat dinner together, and this year we hope to sit down and eat at least 5 breakfasts a week together. Nothing fancy, just good, delicious, bettert-for-you foods like Great Grains® cereal, smoothies, muffins, and this Crunchy Date Nut Bread!
This Crunchy Date Nut Bread has a hefty dose of Post® Great Grains® raisins, dates, and pecans cereal in it. Is also used to make the bread’s crunchy topping! Great Grains® is a great and way to start everyone’s morning off right. It’s packed with granola clusters, real fruit, nuts, and crunchy whole grain flakes. It’s also an excellent source of fiber, and it has up to 12 essential vitamins and minerals!
Cook’s Note – Crunchy Date Nut Bread
- This Date Nut Bread will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 days.
- 2 8-ounce packages chopped dates
- 2 cups boiling water
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 ½ cups Great Grains® Raisin Dates & Pecan cereal, divided
- 1 cup pecans toasted and chopped
- Move oven rack to middle position and preheat to 350 degrees F. Spray two 8 1/2-inch loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
- In medium bowl mix together dates, boiling water, sugar, butter, and baking soda. Cool mixture until warm, about 20-25 minutes.
- In large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Pour date mixture over flour, and whisk until combined. Whisk in egg, vanilla, 2 cups of Great Grains® Raisin, Dates & Pecan cereal, and pecans.
- Divide batter among prepared pans and sprinkle with remaining ½ cup Great Grains® Raisin, Dates & Pecan cereal. Bake 45-50 minutes, or until toothpick comes out with just a few dry crumbs attaches. Move bread pans to wire rack and cool 20 minutes, then turn bread out on wire rack to cool until warm, about 1- hours. Slice and serve warm or at room temperature.
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This bread looks so healthy and crunchy! It’s great to make-ahead for a quick breakfast on the go. (And I’m a little jealous of Japan, I love it there! Have fun!)
It’s a great breakfast. And thanks for the well wishes!
What a great idea. I bet this bread tastes absolutely amazing. Thank you for sharing!
It was so good; we enjoyed it all week long!
This is so chock full of hearty goodness. Since I LOVE to crunch when I eat, this is right up my alley!
I love crunch, too. Enjoy!
Have a great time in Japan, it is such a great place to be! This bread also sounds so tasty! I need to try making it!
Thanks, Jamie. Enjoy!
Oh, this is a new bread to try! We bake the standard banana and zucchini bread. But this is a new one to try, thanks!
You’re welcome, Emily. Enjoy!
A slice of this bread would be perfect with a cup of hot tea! Love the texture that the cereal adds! How exciting to have a tour in Japan! We almost did the same, but ended up in A Germany instead.
Sandra, Germany is high on on list for the next time we PCS. 🙂
Debi at Life Currents says
This bread looks awesome! I have some stuff waiting in the fridge for me to make bread, but maybe I’ll make yours instead. It looks good with all those yummy grains! Thanks for the links to the coupons as well!
You’re so welcome, Debi! Enjoy!
Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh says
Yum! This bread looks like it’s packed with all sorts of goodies! I would have never thought of using cereal like that. Great idea!
Jennifer Corter says
I love dates! They are so good! This bread looks delicious!
I <3 dates, too!
Samantha @mykitchenlove says
This loaf looks fantastic! Great texture! I hope you’re settled in Japan and enjoying your new surroundings!
This looks so delicious and I love grains I want to try the date nut bread I love dates.
Me, too. Enjoy, Helen and thanks for stopping by!
Looks chewy, very nutritious!