Air Fryer Date and Walnut Bread

Air Fryer Date & Walnut Bread! This bread is fantastic, and it’s so sweet it’s like eating dessert for breakfast. My family loves this bread. It 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, leave them out. This is a lovely, moist loaf of bread. If you want, you can toast it and place a slab of butter on top of it. Butter 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.

If you are looking for even more Air Fryer Quick Bread Recipes, some of my favorites are AIR FRYER CRANBERRY WALNUT BREAD, AIR FRYER BLUEBERRY ZUCCHINI BREAD, AIR FRYER, RASPBERRY BREAD, and AIR FRYER BANANA BREAD.

What Is Date and Walnut Bread?

This is a great sweet bread that is filled with dates and walnuts. It is almost like banana bread, with the same texture. 

This is typically served as a breakfast item with a hot cup of coffee. I enjoy mine with a slab of butter, but you can serve it with jam or honey.

Air Fryer Date & Walnut Bread

Ingredients For Air Fryer Date & Walnut Bread

Ingredients For Air Fryer Date & Walnut Bread

  • Dates
  • Butter
  • Hot Water
  • Brown Sugar
  • Eggs
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt

How To Make Air Fryer Date and Walnut Bread

Soaking the Dates for Date and Walnut Bread

Start by adding the chopped dates, butter and then pour the hot water over the dates to rehydrate them. Leave them soaking for about 5 minutes.

Mixing all of the ingredients for Date & Walnut Bread

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. Pour the batter into the pan.

Close up of mixing of date and walnut bread

Set the temperature to 340 degrees F, air fryer setting, 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 fully cooked bread, or you might need an additional 2-3 minutes. It will depend on various factors, including the wattage of your air fryer, the pan you used, and the air fryer you used.

Bread in pan in air fryer-date and walnut bread

Air Fryer Date and Walnut Bread

How To Store Air Fryer Date and Walnut Bread:

If you have any leftover, let it cool to room temperature, and then wrap it in saran wrap. YOu can leave it on the counter for a few days, or you can place it into the refrigerator for a week. 

After a week, dispose of any uneaten bread.

How To Freeze Air Fryer Date and Walnut Bread:

Date and walnut bread freeze really well. This is a great make-ahead breakfast. To prepare for the freezer, you can either leave it whole or slice the bread. 

Either way, whole or sliced, wrap the room temperature bread in saran wrap and then into the foil. Place the bread into the freezer. It will stay for about 1 to 2 months. 

To use frozen: Place the date and walnut bread on the counter overnight or in the refrigerator overnight. 

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Air Fryer Date and Walnut Bread
Air Fryer Date and Walnut Bread

Air Fryer Date and Walnut Bread

3.80 from 5 votes
Author: ForkToSpoon.com
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
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Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings

Description

This is such an easy bread to make. It takes very little time with the help of the air fryer. And as with most baked goods made in the air fryer, they come out almost as good as a bakery.

Ingredients 

  • 2 1/2 cups dates, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup water, hot
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, diced

Instructions

  • 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 fully cooked bread, or you might need an additional 2-3 minutes. It will depend on various factors, including the wattage of your air fryer, the pan you used, and the air fryer you used.
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Mini Loaf Pans

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 375kcalCarbohydrates: 67gProtein: 6gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 396mgPotassium: 387mgFiber: 5gSugar: 43gVitamin A: 217IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 76mgIron: 2mg

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