1 cup Natural Delights Medjool dates, pitted and chopped (about 10 dates)
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup boiling water
1 Tbsp butter
1 cup granulated sugar
½ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1-½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup walnuts, chopped
Preheat oven to 325°F. Lightly grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan or line with parchment paper. Place Medjool dates in a large bowl, sprinkle with baking soda and cover with water. Set aside to cool.
Add butter, egg, sugar, salt, vanilla and flour to cooled date mixture, beating well. Stir in walnuts and pour into prepared pan.
Bake for 1 hour or until tester inserted in center of loaf comes out clean.
Let stand for 10 minutes, remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.