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12 Delicious Fruit and Nut Bread Recipes

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!

12 delicious fruit and nut bread recipes

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!

12 delicious fruit and nut bread recipes

 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.

12 delicious fruit and nut bread recipes

 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!

12 delicious fruit and nut bread recipes

 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!

12 delicious fruit and nut bread recipes

 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.

12 delicious fruit and nut bread recipes

 Applesauce Nut Bread by Pillsbury

12 delicious fruit and nut bread recipes

 Colonial Date Nut Bread by Tried in Blue

12 delicious fruit and nut bread recipes

 Spiced Pumpkin Nut Bread by Optimistic Mommy

12 delicious fruit and nut bread recipes

 Cranberry Orange Nut Bread by Give Peas a Chance

12 delicious fruit and nut bread recipes

 Lemon Glazed Nut Bread by Land O Lakes

12 delicious fruit and nut bread recipes

 Very Cherry Nut Bread by Midwest Living

12 delicious fruit and nut bread recipes

 Vanilla Cherry Nut Bread by Philly Canada

12 delicious fruit and nut bread recipes

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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3 comments

  1. [...] Happy Boxing Day, Kwanzaa and survival day to those that celebrated Christmas. Apparently, I missed the official date nut bread holiday. I’ll have to keep this website up so I can plan ahead. In Maine, the weather can be cold and frightful and it is the perfect time to make bread and warm the house as well as the bellies. Weather frightful and keeping you in, try some of these bread recipes [...]

  2. Jane says:

    Thank you for sharing my Chocolate Banana Nut Bread! Happy Holidays!

  3. norene says:

    They all look very good and also pretty.

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