Dates and Zucchini Bread

Dates and Zucchini Bread

Quick breads are a snap to prepare as the ingredients are simply mixed together in a large bowl, spooned into a loaf pan and baked. In less than one and a half hours you will have a warm delicious loaf on the table. Preparation only takes 15 to 20 minutes and the baking itself is about an hour. No wonder they are so popular.

This Dates and Zucchini Bread recipe was adapted from Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook. I halved the sugar and nuts and added half a cup of chopped dates. There was enough sweetness in the dates to make up for lack of sugar. Actually I think half a cup sugar is plenty. I also added a half cup milk as it appeared to be a little dry while I was mixing the ingredients together. That really helped as the bread was tender and moist and not too dense.

Dates and Zucchini Bread
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Serves: 6 to 8 servings
  • 1½ cups (225g) all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup (110g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup (60ml) vegetable oil
  • ½ cup (60ml) low fat milk
  • 1 cup grated zucchini
  • ½ cup (80g) chopped dates
  • ¼ cup (25g) chopped walnuts
  1. Grease and flour a 9-in x 5-in loaf pan. Preheat oven to 350?F (180°C).
  2. In a medium bowl, combine all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine sugar, egg, vegetable oil, milk, and zucchini. Add dry mixture to zucchini mixture. Stir until well combined.
  4. Fold in dates and walnuts. Spoon batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove bread from pan and allow it to cool completely.

Dates and Zucchini Bread

This bread makes a great mid morning or afternoon snack. If you like the idea of zucchini bread but want it for breakfast or dinner, check out my Zucchini Loaf. I do have another recipe using dates as in Dates and Granola Bread.

Dates and Zucchini Bread

Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 😎

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  1. Casey Angelova says

    This looks tasty! I have never attempted a zucchini bread before but this looks simple. Thanks for sharing!

  2. MaryMoh says

    Mmm…that's lots of wholesome goodness in that loaf. If I make this I'll be eating it all alone. My children won't eat. They either eat white bread (seldom) or don't eat at all. I have to bribe my hubby to eat…haha

  3. rotinrice says

    Congratulations on your award! So sweet of you to think of me. I am really honored. Thank you :)

  4. Nithu says

    Dates and zucchini bread, that's some interesting combo. Gotta try it sometime. Congrats on your awards!!

  5. HeatherFeather says

    Oh I like this idea. Why have I never thought to combine date nut & zucchini breads into the same recipe before now? Looks really tasty, as always.

  6. Rick says

    No one ever uses dates anymore. And they are so good for cakes and breads. So happy to see them again.

  7. denise fletcher says

    Hi Biren – I LOOOOOVE dates and zucchini so I know I would devour this! I love quickreads because they're so much faster than yeast breads and make them often, so I would definitely love to try this recipe!

  8. sweetlife says

    i love quick breads and always make a zucchini with chocolate but dates…oh even better..great recipe


  9. rotinrice says

    I really enjoy snacking and cooking with those dates. They area almost gone now and I just got some Medjool. These are larger, sweeter and softer, and really good. Don't know if there'll be any left for cooking :)

  10. rotinrice says

    Thanks Lazaro! I have been having fun cooking with the dates I bought at the Middle Eastern store.

  11. rotinrice says

    That makes two of us. I have enjoyed using these dates in my cooking lately. Bought them at the Middle Eastern store that I recently discovered.

  12. rotinrice says

    You are right Rick. We seldom see dates in recipes these days but they are good in cakes and breads. I'll be using them more often.

  13. rotinrice says

    Zucchini bread with chocolate is good too! I decided to add the dates this time and I really like it.

  14. lequan@luvtoeat says

    when i was reading this a kept thinking why does this sound so familiar and then i got to the end and saw your zucchini loaf link and it all made sense. creative combination Biren. Kudos to you for thinking outside of the box like that. I could never come up with such creative combinations.

  15. Cristina says

    Oh! You made a zucchini bread. I was going to attempt a new zucchini bread recipe this week too…maybe I'll do this one instead. I love breads with vegetable ingredients!


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