Fresh Orange Date Walnut Bread

Orange Date Walnut Bread 3

I was looking for something new to try baking early yesterday morning before I settled into work for the day.

It was a cool, rainy day after a wonderful stretch of warmth and sunshine.  I was in the mood for a nut bread, but after traveling most of the week, I didn’t have a lot of fresh ingredients on hand.

Orange Date Walnut Bread 1

I found a bag of dates, but I wanted to “Springify” a date and nut bread recipe up a bit, so I thought fresh orange flavor might just do the trick.  Adding a bit of freshly squeezed orange juice and fresh orange zest was just the ticket to brighten up this lovely bread.

Orange Date Walnut Bread 2

It’s nice to have something like this on hand for a quick breakfast with coffee, a nice little treat for a guest or a late night or after dinner urge for something just a bit sweet, but not too.

I’m sure this would freeze well and be great to pull out when needed.

Hope you enjoy your weekend!

May it be bright and fresh and Springy, but a little nutty too!

Fresh Orange Date Walnut Bread

Ingredients:Orange Date Walnut Bread 3

3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
1 Tbsp freshly grated orange zest
2 eggs
1  3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
 3/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup chopped dates
1 cup chopped walnuts



Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 9×5-inch loaf pan. Set aside.

Beat sugar and butter at medium speed with mixer, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add sour cream, orange juice, orange zest and eggs; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking powder and baking soda; beat at low speed until well mixed. Gently stir in dates and walnuts.

Pour into prepared pan. Bake 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely.

*Adapted from LandoLakes Recipe

Cheers & Hugs,

46 thoughts on “Fresh Orange Date Walnut Bread

  1. Sitting here this morning reading my fave blogs with my cup of coffee……and now my mouth is watering! So wish I had this loaf of bread sitting on the counter right now warm from the oven. 🙂 I love breads, writing this one down to make for another morning’s breakfast for sure. Thanks, Jodi, have a great weekend also!

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  2. Yum, going right into my Jodi’s recipe file. This is my kind of recipe, simple. The recipe would also make a great gift bread. Happy Saturday in Mars! I’m off to the art store today to browse and buy 💕🎨.

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  3. Hi Jodi!!..Thank Tou So much for your comment last night !!.. ❤️..
    In your busy Day, you found time to bake and share !!.My enthusiasm for baking is returning .. And I can freeze this goodie .. Perfect!!.. That makes ALL the difference..
    7 days until My youngest Daughter gets ” Married ” !!.. An UPDATE.!!.. I think I mentioned that somewhere in a comment …LOTS OF LAST MINUTE DETAILS ( life- in – between ) moments, Right?! And So.. Wishing you a Happy Week 🌷 Joanne W.

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  4. this looks so great, I love dates, oranges…. I’m going to have to try it Jodi!!
    just need to use rice flour and coconut cream and coconut butter as substitutes, but they should work!! yours looks delicious.

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