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Date Bread

Ingredients:

  • 1 8-ounce package pitted whole dates, snipped
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • 2 slightly beaten egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds

Instructions:

In a bowl combine dates and raisins; add 1 1/2 cups boiling water. Cool slightly. Grease a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Set aside.

In large bowl combine flour, baking soda, Clabber Girl Baking Powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Stir egg whites and vanilla into cooled date mixture. Add date mixture and almonds to flour mixture; stir just till well blended. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

Bake in a 350° oven for 40 to 50 minutes or till a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan; completely cool on rack. Wrap and store overnight before serving. Makes 1 loaf (18 servings).