Mediterranean Walnut Date Easter Bread

Dessert, Recipe


A traditional Mediterranean Date Nut Bread Recipe for Easter.


  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups dates, chopped
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup boiling water

How to:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Pour water into saucepan and bring to a boil. 

3.  Combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a mixing bowl.

4. Mix in the egg and vanilla.

5. Chop the dates.

6. Mix together the nuts and dates in a large bowl.

7.  Add the boiling water to the dates and nuts mixture.

8. Grease pan with olive oil or non-stick cooking spray.

9. Add the dry ingredient mixture to the date/nut mixture.

10. Mix and pour into the baking pan.

11. Bake for ~50 minutes at 350F.

12. Cool for ~10-20 minutes. Sprinkle powdered sugar over it.

 Serve and enjoy :-)


8 Responses to “Mediterranean Walnut Date Easter Bread”

  1. Hester Casey - AlchemyNo Gravatar Says:

    This looks lovely and light – I love dates in cake. A nice antidote to all the chocolate offerings around this time of year.


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  2. LizNo Gravatar Says:

    I’ve missed so much…I need to stay for a while and read your latest yummy posts. This Easter bread sounds fabulous…I adore dates in baked goods :) Happy Easter!


  3. briarroseNo Gravatar Says:

    A lovely bread. Dates add just the right amount of yumminess.


  4. fooddreamerNo Gravatar Says:

    It looks delicious, I would love a slice Easter morning!


  5. ClaudieNo Gravatar Says:

    This is a great idea — I usually make my Easter breads with raisins, but I really love dates, so that would be a very tasty change :)


  6. easter 2012No Gravatar Says:

    Looks very tasty! I’m definitely going to make this next Easter 2012. Thanks for the inspiration!


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