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Crumbly Date-Nut Corn Bread Recipe

Crumbly Date-Nut Corn Bread Recipe

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How To Make Crumbly Date-Nut Corn Bread

Delightfully crumbly with an added crunch, this date-nut corn bread is easily made with chewy dates, pecans, and naturally sweetened by honey.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 26 minutes
Total: 36 minutes



  • ½tspcumin seeds
  • ¾cuppecan halves
  • 1tbspvegetable oil
  • cupsyellow cornmeal,coarse
  • ¾cupall-purpose flour
  • tspbaking powder
  • 1tspsalt
  • ½tspbaking soda
  • 6Medjool dates
  • 2large eggs
  • 1cupmilk
  • 3tbsphoney
  • 6tbspunsalted butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. In a 10-inch cast-iron skillet, toast the cumin seeds over moderate heat for about 1 minute until fragrant. Let cool, then transfer to a mortar, and grind to a powder.

  3. Spread the pecans on a pie plate and toast in the oven for 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Let cool, then coarsely chop the nuts.

  4. Add the oil to the skillet and heat in the oven.

  5. In a large bowl, whisk the cornmeal with the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Stir in the dates, pecans, and cumin.

  6. In a medium bowl, mix the eggs, milk, honey, and butter, then gently stir into the cornmeal just until blended.

  7. Tilt the hot skillet to coat it with oil. Pour the corn bread batter into the skillet.

  8. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown and the top springs back when lightly pressed.

  9. Transfer the corn bread to a wire rack to cool, then cut into wedges and serve warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Make-Ahead: The corn bread can be baked 8 hours ahead


  • Calories: 874.39kcal
  • Fat: 40.04g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.43g
  • Trans Fat: 0.73g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 16.31g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.53g
  • Carbohydrates: 118.93g
  • Fiber: 7.57g
  • Sugar: 41.96g
  • Protein: 15.00g
  • Cholesterol: 144.89mg
  • Sodium: 644.04mg
  • Calcium: 344.87mg
  • Potassium: 582.48mg
  • Iron: 5.90mg
  • Vitamin A: 224.55µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.30mg
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