Today is National Date Nut Bread Day! In honor of this delicious sounding day, I have found you 12 delicious fruit and nut bread recipes and even some great fruit cake facts that I bet you didn’t know!
Fruit and nut breads make fabulous gifts and the great thing about them is there is such a variety of recipes that you can most likely find something for everyone! While it is actually just Date Nut Bread Day, I thought it would only be fair to show some of the competition. After all, cherry nut bread didn’t already have it’s own holiday and that is hardly fair!
Fruit and Nut Bread by Cooking Melangery
Fruit and nut breads and cakes have been around for a long time. In fact, Egyptians were even known to enjoy them. The Egyptians loved them so much that they put them in their tombs because they felt that they could survive the long journey into the afterlife.
Bourbon Banana Nut Bread by Tartlet Sweets
Did you know? A fruitcake that is properly preserved in an alcohol-soaked cheesecloth and wrapped in foil, can be kept unrefrigerated for years without going bad? In fact, they even improve with age!
Apricot Nut Bread by Taste of Home
The Ford family in Berkey, Ohio had been keeping the last fruit cake that their ancestor Fidelia Ford had made in 1878. The fruit cake had remained untouched until talk show host Jay Leno took a bite out of it on his talk show in 2003, when the cake was 125 years old!
Chocolate Banana Nut Bread by Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms
One of the reasons fruitcakes were treasured throughout our history was because they are a great way to preserve food for long journeys and bitter winters. The long shelf life of a fruitcake meant that cakes could be baked in the summer and fall and used to supplement food stores over the entire winter.
Applesauce Nut Bread by Pillsbury
Colonial Date Nut Bread by Tried in Blue
Spiced Pumpkin Nut Bread by Optimistic Mommy
Cranberry Orange Nut Bread by Give Peas a Chance
Lemon Glazed Nut Bread by Land O Lakes
Vanilla Cherry Nut Bread by Philly Canada
Cranberry Nut Bread by Cooking on the Side
In honor of the day, bake up some great fruit nut bread gifts! A delicious way to celebrate!
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