Savor the Tasty Delight of Moist Coffee Date Bread Recipe

There’s no denying that coffee is more than just a drink. It’s a ritual, a comfort, and for many of us, a way of life. What better way to celebrate this beloved beverage than by incorporating it into our baked treats? That’s where coffee date bread comes in. This scrumptious recipe combines the rich, complex flavors of brewed coffee with sweet, chewy dates and crunchy pecans to create a delectable loaf that’ll have you reaching for another slice in no time.

As a barista and coffee enthusiast myself, I know firsthand the power of coffee. When added to baked goods, it has an uncanny ability to enhance their flavor and aroma in unexpected ways. This is especially true when paired with sticky-sweet dates and nutty pecans. Trust me on this – once you’ve tried this coffee date bread recipe, you won’t be able to resist making it a regular part of your baking repertoire.

So grab that bag of all-purpose flour and fire up your oven – it’s time to make some coffee date bread!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coffee Date Bread
Coffee Date Bread

Are you ready to take your love for coffee to the next level? Then, be prepared to fall head over heels in love with this delicious Coffee Date Bread recipe. This recipe is a perfect combination of sweet and nutty flavors that will tantalize your taste buds.

If you have a sweet tooth or simply appreciate the taste of baked goodies with a strong coffee flavor, this recipe is for you! With its warm cinnamon spice and the crunchy texture of pecans, it’s hard not to love this bread.

One of the best things about this bread is how versatile it is as a snack or breakfast food. It pairs perfectly with any jam, fruit spread, or honey butter. The subtle sweetness of the dates complements the aromatic coffee flavor very well, making it an excellent complement to any morning cup of joe.

Furthermore, this recipe uses simple ingredients that are easy to find in your pantry or local grocery store. You won’t need any fancy equipment, just a mixing bowl and spoon, and you’re good to go! Plus, the aroma that wafts from your kitchen while making this recipe will make your home feel like a coffee shop.

Aside from the rich and bold flavors of Coffee Date Bread, it’s also perfect because it’s easy to make with minimal ingredients. This recipe eliminates the wastefulness that comes with baking processes as all ingredients can be used interchangeably without much alteration in taste or texture of the bread mixture.

So go ahead, give this Coffee Date Bread Recipe a try! Trust me, one bite and you’ll fall in love with all its goodness.

Ingredient List

 Sink your teeth into the perfect blend of coffee and bread.
Sink your teeth into the perfect blend of coffee and bread.

Get ready for a flavorful date bread that will surprise your taste buds. The recipe ingredients are simple and easy-to-find, but make sure you have them all prepared before starting to bake your coffee date bread.

  • 1 cup chopped pitted dates
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 2 cups purpose flour (100 g)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened (1/2 stick)
  • ¾ cups caster sugar (white sugar)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cups chopped pecans (optional)

Before mixing the ingredients, check that you have all the necessary components to make this delicious recipe. Make sure dates are pitted and chopped, then mixed with baking soda in a bowl. In another bowl, brew some strong coffee and let it cool for a few minutes.

Get ready to mix flour, ground cinnamon, ginger, and salt in a separate mixing bowl. Ensure the butter is softened before adding it to the mixture along with sugar, egg, and vanilla extract. If you want to add a crunchy texture to your date bread, add chopped pecans to the mixture now. Finally, mix dates with brewed coffee into the mixing bowl with other ingredients until well combined.

With these simple yet delicious ingredients well-prepared and reviewed, you’re ready to move onto the next step where all of these items come together into a delightful recipe.

The Recipe How-To

 A slice of Coffee Date Bread is just the thing to start your morning right.
A slice of Coffee Date Bread is just the thing to start your morning right.

Now that we have the ingredients ready, let’s move on to the fun part—making the coffee date bread! With just a few simple steps, you’ll be enjoying a delicious loaf of this sweet and hearty treat.

Step 1: Prepare the Ingredients

First, preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and grease your bread pan with some butter or cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine 1 teaspoon of baking soda with 1 cup of hot brewed coffee and set it aside. In a separate bowl, mix together 1 cup of chopped pitted dates, 3/4 cup of brown sugar, 1/4 cup of white sugar, and 2 tablespoons of softened butter until they are well blended.

Step 2: Mix the Batter

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon until they are evenly blended. Gradually add in the date mixture and stir until it is well incorporated. Then, pour in the coffee mixture and stir again until everything is combined.

Step 3: Add Some Texture

Next, fold in 1 cup of chopped pecans (or other nuts if you prefer), as well as an additional 1/2 cup of chopped pitted dates for extra flavor. It’s important not to overmix at this stage—you want to keep some texture in your bread.

Step 4: Bake and Enjoy!

Transfer the batter into your greased bread pan and place it in the preheated oven. Bake for approximately 60-65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Once it’s baked to perfection, let it cool for at least 10 minutes before removing it from the pan. Then, slice it up and serve with a hot cup of brewed coffee. Enjoy your fresh-out-of-the-oven coffee date bread!

Substitutions and Variations

 Don't date anyone until you've tried this Coffee Date Bread first.
Don’t date anyone until you’ve tried this Coffee Date Bread first.

Coffee date bread is a versatile recipe, and it lends itself well to substitutions and variations. Here are some suggestions to try:

– Flour: You can swap out all-purpose flour for whole wheat flour or gluten-free flour to make the bread healthier or suitable for those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance.

– Nuts: If you don’t have pecans on hand, you could use walnuts or almonds. You can also omit the nuts altogether if you prefer.

– Dates: This recipe calls for pitted dates, but you could use other dried fruits that you have on hand, such as raisins or apricots. You could also add chopped apple or pear for a fruity twist.

– Coffee: If you don’t have brewed coffee, you could use instant coffee dissolved in hot water instead. If you don’t want to use coffee at all, you could try substituting with hot chocolate or tea.

– Sugar: The recipe already includes both brown and white sugar, but if you prefer your bread less sweet, you can reduce the amount of sugar used in the recipe. Alternatively, if you have a sweet tooth, feel free to add some extra sugar.

– Spices: To add more flavor to your bread, try adding cinnamon, ginger, cloves or nutmeg. These subtle spices will give your bread a delightful aroma and flavor.

Remember that when making substitutions in a recipe, the end result may be slightly different from the original. It’s always best to experiment with small changes and record what works best for optimum results. When it comes to variations on this classic date bread recipe – the sky is the limit!

Serving and Pairing

 Brew up a fresh pot of coffee and enjoy a slice of this delicious bread.
Brew up a fresh pot of coffee and enjoy a slice of this delicious bread.

The coffee date bread is a versatile treat that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Perfectly balanced between sweetness and nuttiness, this delectable baked good deserves to be accompanied by a delicious beverage. I recommend serving this delightful bread with a steaming cup of freshly brewed coffee or hot chocolate for an indulgent experience.

For a unique twist, try serving the coffee date bread with your favourite tea, but make sure it’s one that complements the strong flavours of the bread without overpowering it. The cinnamon and pecans in the recipe pair well with spiced tea blends, such as chai or cardamom.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try using two slices of coffee date bread to make a grilled cheese sandwich with melted brie or camembert cheese – it may just become your new favourite comfort food! Alternatively, slice the bread thinly and toast it like crostini to accompany a cheeseboard or serve as a side with your favourite soup.

This delightful bread makes for an excellent gift too! Assemble a beautiful basket filled with freshly baked coffee date bread and accompany it with some gourmet coffee beans or premium loose-leaf tea. Your loved ones will undoubtedly appreciate the thoughtful gesture and will savour every bite of this beautifully fragrant and nutty coffee bread.

I hope these pairing suggestions have inspired you to think beyond traditional serving methods and explore all sorts of flavour combinations for this delightful coffee date bread. Enjoy!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Get ready for a flavor explosion with every bite of Coffee Date Bread.
Get ready for a flavor explosion with every bite of Coffee Date Bread.

We know that time is a precious commodity, especially when it comes to cooking. That’s why we’ve designed this Coffee Date Bread recipe to be easily made ahead of time, stored for several days, and reheated with ease.

If you’re short on time, simply prepare the dough or a pre-baked loaf in advance, seal it tightly in an airtight container or freeze it, and then thaw it overnight before reheating or serving.

Storing your Coffee Date Bread is simple. Once the bread has cooled completely, wrap it in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, place it in an airtight container or freezer bag, and store it at room temperature for up to two days or in the freezer for up to three months.

Reheating this delicious bread is effortless too. Simply remove the plastic or foil wrapping and place the desired amount of bread in a microwave-safe dish with a splash of water to maintain moisture. Microwave on high for 10 seconds at a time until warm. Alternatively, you can put the cold bread slices into a toaster or oven and heat them up until warm.

So whether you’re on the go, have a busy schedule or just want to indulge in this delightful coffee date bread without having to spend hours baking every day, our make-ahead and storing tips will ensure you can enjoy this delicious treat whenever you want it!

Tips for Perfect Results

 This recipe proves that coffee and dates belong together.
This recipe proves that coffee and dates belong together.

Making coffee date bread is an art that requires patience and skill. Here are some tips to help you achieve the perfect coffee date bread every time.

1. Use quality ingredients

The best results come from using quality ingredients. Invest in high-quality dates, pecans, and strong brewed coffee. Also, make sure your flour and baking soda are fresh.

2. Measure carefully

Accuracy is key when it comes to baking. Measure out all your ingredients properly using measuring cups and spoons. This ensures consistency in the recipe.

3. Do not over mix the batter

When mixing the batter, avoid overmixing as this can cause tough bread. Mix until just combined, then stop.

4. Preheat the oven

Preheat your oven before baking so that it’s at the correct temperature when you’re ready to put your bread in.

5. Line your pan with parchment paper

This will prevent sticking and ensure easy removal of your bread once it is done baking.

6. Don’t let it dry out

Letting your coffee date bread dry out can be frustrating, so keep it moist by covering it with aluminum foil or plastic wrap until you’re ready to serve it.

7. Experiment with add-ins

Add-ins like cinnamon, vanilla extract, or chopped apples can add a unique twist to the original recipe. Experiment with different add-ins to find a flavor that works for you.

8. Practice makes perfect

If your first attempt at making coffee date bread isn’t perfect, don’t worry! Practice makes perfect so keep trying until you get it right.

By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to making the perfect coffee date bread every time you bake!

Bottom Line

I hope that you’re now inspired to try out this delicious Coffee Date Bread recipe! It’s one of my personal favorites and I can’t wait for you to give it a try and experience its amazing flavors.

Remember, don’t be afraid to play around with the ingredients and make substitutions or variations to suit your preference. You can even pair the bread with your favorite coffee or tea to make it more enjoyable.

And if you’re looking for even more recipe ideas, be sure to check out other recipes on our website. From coffee cakes to walnut loaves, we’ve got something for everyone. Trust me, once you start baking, you won’t be able to stop.

So go ahead, gather up your ingredients, and get started on making this incredible Coffee Date Bread. The sweet aroma wafting through your kitchen will be worth the effort. And just remember – life truly is too short not to have a slice of delicious homemade bread.

Coffee Date Bread

Coffee Date Bread Recipe

I bought a container of dates to use (very little) in a ZWT recipe. I now had almost a whole container and no recipe to use them in, so I searched for a date bread recipe that sounded similar to my grandma's bread. I found this on another site, but switched it up to suit my preferences. It makes a wonderfully moist dark date bread. Note: can make this into mini loaves filling them 2/3's full and cooking about 3/4 of the time and/or into muffins, again filling 2/3's full and decreasing the time to about 20 minutes or a toothpick comes out clean.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 loaf
Calories 372.3 kcal


  • 1 cup chopped pitted dates
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream (can sub yogurt)
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional, I use it)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8x4 inch loaf pan, and line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper.
  • Place the dates in a small bowl, and sprinkle the baking soda over. Heat coffee to boiling, and pour over the dates and soda. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the butter, sour cream, sugars and egg until well blended. Stir in vanilla. Blend in the flour, salt and optional cinnamon, then fold in the pecans and date mixture. Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake for 1/2 hour in the preheated oven and then cover/tent with foil, continue to bake for about 25-30 minutes more or until the top of the loaf springs back when lightly touched. Let stand for 5 minutes before removing from pan. Peel off paper, and allow to cool on a wire rack.

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Serving: 124gCalories: 372.3kcalCarbohydrates: 55.6gProtein: 5.3gFat: 15.7gSaturated Fat: 4.2gCholesterol: 36.3mgSodium: 502.8mgFiber: 3.6gSugar: 32g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Breads, Breakfast, Grains, Quick Breads
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