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Breakfast Date Bread.. On a stick

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!!

breakfast for kids

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
  • 1 egg
  • 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.


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11/04/2010 8:53am
We love dates-- especially my son. I'm definitely trying this recipe. I feel like I'm baking way more now that I have a son, and most of the time healthy stuff... did that happen to you?
11/04/2010 9:12am
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11/04/2010 12:03pm
This date bread sounds amazing & I love your creativity with the skewers!
11/04/2010 12:49pm
So what happens if you overmix? I've always wondered why?
11/04/2010 12:54pm
It turns out tough and heavy rather than light and fluffy. Maybe it's because the gluten bonds get stronger and stronger the more you mix.
11/05/2010 1:19pm
Great recipe and I love the kabob set up with fruit. What an excellent way to incorporate more fruit into kids diets.
11/10/2010 10:08pm
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11/15/2010 7:11am
hi amy, do you happen to have an email address i can contact you at? I have searched your site and can't find one. Probably just me! I was basically just wondering if you would be interested in my doing a review of your healthy food plate for kids. I think it's wonderful! If so, shoot me an email at [email protected] Have a super week!
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01/17/2013 8:39pm
Has anyone tried replacing the sugar with honey?
01/21/2013 6:25am
I haven't tried it Jeannette, but I'm sure you could! Let us know if you do.
Jennifer Nielson Saba
03/09/2013 12:50pm
Does the water get drained?
03/11/2013 8:11am
Hi Jennifer- I actually can't remember what I've done here and I"ll have to make it again, but I would err on the side of draining! Good luck!
04/09/2013 3:51pm
I have come across your website through pinterest and I'm so happy that I have found this! My baby has quickly become toddler, and trying to find food she'll eat that my husband will also eat has been a new challenge in this chapter of life. This date loaf is just one of the favourites (and it's a great pick-me-up for me when I have skipped a meal because of nap, diaper explosion, laundry, dogs, or other mom things that come up). Thanks again!

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