Orange Date Bread

a sweet moist loaf of bread
A sweet moist loaf of bread
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8 oz Dates chopped, pitted
1 cup Orange juice
2 cups All-purpose flour
3 tsp Baking powder
¾ tsp Cinnamon
½ tsp Salt
¾ cup Granulated sugar
2 Large eggs
4 tbsp Butter melted

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Orange Date Bread


This Orange Date Bread gives me the opportunity to bake with one of my favorite dried fruits: dates! I absolutely adore dates. Sweet and sticky and moist, they are increasingly used as a natural sugar substitute in cakes and sweet treats. Soaking dried dates in liquid can help to boost their moisture and flavor. If you like an added crunch, you could add some pecan nuts or walnuts to the batter before baking.

This orange date bread recipe is so easy to make too. Start by heating orange juice in a saucepan. Remove from the heat once the juice simmers and stir in dates. Leave to rest until cool. Meanwhile, add the dry ingredients to a mixing bowl. Once cool, add beaten eggs to the orange and date mixture and combine with the dry ingredients. Bake in the oven and enjoy while still warm!

To make Orange Date Bread, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Orange Date Bread

Steps to make Orange Date Bread


Heat the oven and prepare a pan


Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Lightly grease and flour a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan.


Soak dates in orange juice


Bring 1 cup of orange juice to a simmer in a saucepan. Once simmering, remove the pan from the heat and stir in 8 ounces of dates. Let the dates stand in the orange juice for about 25 minutes, until cooled.


Mix dry ingredients


Add 2 cups of flour, 3 teaspoons of baking powder, ¾ teaspoon of cinnamon, ½ a teaspoon of salt and ¾ cup of granulated sugar to a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine.


Beat eggs


Beat 2 large eggs.


Add eggs and butter to dates


Add beaten eggs to the cooled orange and date mixture along with 4 tablespoons of melted butter.


Mix dry and wet ingredients


Pour the date mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until well blended. Transfer the date bread batter to the prepared loaf pan.




Bake in the oven for 40-50 minutes until the top of the cake is browned. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean.




Serve large slices of this bread while it’s still slightly warm.

This Orange Date Bread is sweet, moist and full of flavor! Try making it soon and remember to tag your baking posts with #CookMeRecipes.

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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Total Reviews: 19
Ezra Lespinasse

Dates are perfect to put in any dessert when you're on a bad joke but seriously this is great.

Myra Jourdain

Took longer to cook than what is written but not a bad flavor/ taste.

Carlie Deviney

Replaced granulated sugar with brown sugar and glazed this bread with lemon glaze (lemon juice and powdered sugar mixed together)

Cambria Bace

Another brilliant bread idea from my all time favorite Jelena can't wait to see what else you come up with in the future love, keep making all our stomachs smile.

Louise Iturbide

Great recipe not only is it affordable but the steps are also easy to follow so I'm happy with it.

Kensley Reifsnyder

Vanilla sugar and this orange date bread are the BEST together.

Brynleigh Akutagawa

Can't wait to try this out when I get home it looks delicious!

Jolene Eveleth

Finally a healthy and sweet bread to look forward to eating every morning.

Robin Seasholtz

This goes great with some cream cheese and sweet pickles or even fruits like blueberries.

Lindsey Lincks

I cut down on the dates because I wasn't too sure if it would end up being to sweet so instead of 8 i put 5.

Dalia Dailey

I put 1/2 cup of walnuts in this and 1/4 a cup of dried crainberries everything combined perfectly :)

Royalty Dewhurst

Bookmarking this website ASAP everything on here turns out fantastically.

Antonia Helgeson

Serve with some icecream on the top while warm.. thank me later.

Mercy Abramson

Will make it again tasted yummy thanks.

Akira Sarcona

My kids and I gobbled this whole thing right up it was astonishing.

Macey Babani

Accidently went with unsalted butter because Im dumb and forgot to read the thing but luckily there wasnt much difference in taste so dont worry if you make the same mistake as i did.

Kataleya Kuhlers

Scrumptious orange date bread even better than the vegan banana one and that's a hard one to top in my opinion since it has so much flavor.

Akira Sarcona

Wasn't too sure about this at first but now that it's baking in the oven I can already smell how good it's going to taste.


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