Hazelnut Date Bread
Quick breads and other breakfast baked goods are in my top 5 things to bake. I love them fresh from the oven. My not being much of a morning person makes it so they don’t get baked that often. I should really work on that.
I feel that there are two different kinds of quick breads. First, there are the dessert-level-sweet kind. While I like those (hello, gorgeous!), my heart lies with the other kind – the less sweet ones. Those are the breads that are great for a lazy weekend morning or even an afternoon treat.
For this bread, I started with the idea of date bread. I am vehemently opposed to raisins in anything, so I usually have dates or some other dried fruit in the pantry. Date bread is a favorite of mine, although many that I’ve tried have been less than praise-worthy.
This one, however, is deserving of some baking love and is a great go-to recipe for a simple quick bread. It is brimming with lovely spices and a generous helping of toasted hazelnuts. It’s soft and moist and just plain good.