This bread is amazing, and it’s so sweet it’s like eating dessert for breakfast. My family loves this bread, it literally only lasts a few hours in our house, as everyone is grabbing it. So, if you want to try this bread, I would suggest doubling the recipe, so you get to eat some.
You can change this recipe up, by adding walnuts, I made this twice, once with walnuts and once without walnuts, both times it came out excellent, so if you don’t like walnuts, just leave them out. This is a very sweet, moist loaf of bread. If you want you can toast it and place a slab of butter on top of it, butter really enhances the flavor of the dates. My mother used to buy date bread at the grocery store, around Thanksgiving or Christmas time.
If you haven’t used dates before, make sure you buy the diced ones. I accidentally grabbed the whole dates, and I used a pair of scissors to cut up the dates, which are sticky and messy. So, save yourself some time and get the cut-up dates. This way the recipe, will be quick to assemble.
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Start by soaking the dates, butter and hot water, for about 5 minutes.
Then mix in the other ingredients, and mix well.
I was lucky enough to find these pans, that fit perfectly inside my air fryer.
Really saves on clean up!
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Air Fryer-Homemade Date Bread
- 2 1/2 cup chopped dates
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 cup hot water
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Start by adding the chopped dates, butter and then pour the hot water over the dates, to rehydrate them.
Leave for about 5 minutes.
Then mix in the brown sugar, egg, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.
Then spray an air fryer stick pan with non-stick cooking spray. Make sure the pan fits in the air fryer first.
Then pour the batter into the pan.
Set the temperature to 340 degrees F. Set the time for 12 minutes.
After 12 minutes, check on the bread, then set it for another 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, you should have a fully cooked bread, or you might need an additional 2-3 minutes. It will depend on a variety of factors including the wattage of your air fryer, the pan you used, and the air fryer that you used.