Date and Oat Quick Bread

date oat bread loaf
Diana Rattray
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 60 mins
Total: 75 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
280 Calories
9g Fat
45g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 280
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 520mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Protein 6g
Calcium 160mg 12%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Oats and dates give this moist quick bread fabulous flavor and texture, and it takes very little time to mix and bake.

While the date bread doesn't call for nuts, feel free to add some chopped pecans or walnuts if you like. Chop whole dates or use a quick and convenient package of pre-chopped dates. 


  • 2 1/2 cups  all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup quick rolled oats
  • 1 package (8 ounces) dates (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Steps to Make It

  1. Grease and flour a 9-by-5-by-3-inch loaf pan.

  2. Heat the oven to 350 F.

  3. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl; add sugar. Stir or whisk to blend thoroughly.

  4. Add the oats and dates to the dry mixture and stir to blend.

  5. In a separate small bowl, whisk the egg with milk. Stir in melted butter and vanilla. Add the wet mixture to the flour mixture and stir until evenly moistened.

  6. Pour mixture into the prepared loaf pan.

  7. Put the quick bread in the preheated oven immediately and bake for 55 to 65 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in center.

  8. Let the loaf cool on a rack for 10 minutes before turning it out of the pan.

  9. Once the loaf has cooled, wrap and store overnight for best flavor.

  10. Slice the date bread and serve with butter, cream cheese, or a flavored spread.

    date oat bread sliced
    Diana Rattray


  • Quick bread freezes beautifully. Consider making two loaves. Enjoy one now and freeze the second loaf. Double wrap quick bread and store it in the freezer for up to 6 months. Or freeze individual slices. Quick bread makes a delicious snack or morning breakfast bread.
  • Because of the quick rising action of the batter, be sure to have pans greased and the oven preheated so you can bake it immediately after turning the batter into the pan.

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