Orange Date Nut Bread

Orange Date Nut Bread

This moist and buttery quick bread is full of chopped dates and pecans.

25 min. prep time
16 servings
252 Ratings


3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup chopped pecans


Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 9x5-inch loaf pan. Set aside.

Combine sugar and butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed, 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 pecans.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 45-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely.

Recipe Tip

For easier slicing, wrap bread tightly in foil or plastic food wrap and store overnight.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 200

Fat: 9g

Cholesterol: 40mg

Sodium: 120mg

Carbohydrates: 29g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 3g

Recipe #13218©2000Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I haven't made this bread yet....but I plan to. My mom who now has Alzheimer's, used to make Orange Date Nut Bread every Christmas, one of my fondest memories.
The error has not been updated and that was in 2012 that you were made aware of the problem Make sure tochange so the 1 /34 cup is in red ....
Test Kitchen Comment


Thanks for your comment. We have made this correction.
Posted November 25, 2013

by far the best bread of this kind I have ever made and I am 70 years old.
My bread was a flop. The recipe said 3/4 cup flour. I reread it later and realized it said 1 3/4 cup flour. You need to change your recipe.
Test Kitchen Comment


The recipe ingredients listing has been updated so the 1 3/4 cup measurement appears in red. It should be clearer to the cook. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
Posted January 21, 2012
One of the best orange and date breads I have made.

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