Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is NOT safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"If thou tastest a crust of bread, thou tastest all the stars and all the heavens." -Robert Browning, Poet

The refrigerator light goes on...

Dates are so good for you. The combination of the fiber from the whole wheat flour, wheat germ and dates gives you over 15% of the recommended fiber needed for a day. All in a subtle, tasty, comforting bread.


Date Nut Quickbread

Servings: 8 | Serving size: 1 slice

Cooking Time: 60 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2. Bread will keep for 72 - 96 hours in a plastic bag. Reheat gently. This will freeze fairly well if sealed tightly in a plastic bag.

Date Nut Bread recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup Z-Sweet stevia or Splenda
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp molasses
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup low-fat buttermilk

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 1 1/2 quart glass Pyrex oblong loaf pan with foil (non-stick foil works best).

Place the dates in a bowl and cover with the boiling water. Let stand for about 15 minutes. Stir at least once.

After the dates have softened whisk the egg yolk until smooth. Add the reduced-fat spread and whisk together until smooth. Add the Splenda®, applesauce, dates and vanilla extract and whisk until smooth. Whisk in the molasses.

In separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until they begin to be very frothy and white. Do not beat into stiff peaks (the egg whites should about triple in volume).

Place the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and wheat germ in a sifter and sift into the mixing bowl.

Gently fold the creamed mixture together with the flour mixture. Add buttermilk and fold until smooth. As soon as the mixture is well blended, add the frothed egg whites and fold together until smooth.

Pour the batter into the lined Pyrex dish. Place the loaf pan in the preheated oven. Bake for 50 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 slice

Servings: 8

Amount Per Serving

Calories 250 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value
Total Fat 9g 10%
  Saturated Fat 1.5g 9%
  Monounsaturated Fat 3.5g
 Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 25mg 9%
Sodium 310mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 14%
    Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
    Sugars 10g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 8% Iron 12%
Vitamin K 1mcg Potassium 300mg