Praline Pumpkin Date Bread

Praline Pumpkin Date Bread

Meet a cousin to banana bread, easy to mix and pop in the oven. Worth the wait while it bakes!

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

2:45

Hrs:Mins

Makes

2

loaves

Praline Topping
1/3
cup packed brown sugar
1/3
cup chopped pecans
1
tablespoon butter or margarine, softened
Date Bread
1 2/3
cups granulated sugar
2/3
cup vegetable oil
2
teaspoons vanilla
4
eggs
1
can (15 ounces) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
3
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons baking soda
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon ground cloves
1
cup chopped dates
  1. Move oven rack to low position so that tops of pans will be in center of oven. Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease bottoms only of 2 loaf pans, 8 1/2x4 1/2x2 1/2 inches, or 1 loaf pan, 9x5x3 inches, with shortening.
  2. Mix all Praline Topping ingredients until crumbly; set aside.
  3. In large bowl, mix granulated sugar, oil, vanilla, eggs and pumpkin. Stir in remaining Date Bread ingredients except dates until well blended. Stir in dates. Pour batter into pans. Sprinkle with topping.
  4. Bake 8-inch loaves 50 to 60 minutes, 9-inch loaf 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Loosen sides of loaves from pans; remove from pans to wire rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour, before slicing.
Makes 2 loaves (24 slices each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Do-Ahead
You can wrap the baked bread tightly and store at room temperature up to 4 days or refrigerate up to 10 days.
Special Touch
This sweet and spicy bread is perfect for gift-giving. Wrap cooled bread in clear or colored cellophane and tie with ribbon, raffia or beaded string.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Slice)
  • Calories 110
    • (Calories from Fat 35),
  • Total Fat 4g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 100mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 18g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.