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Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Resting Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brazil Nuts, Christmas Cake, Dates, Dried Cherries, Dried Cranberries, Healthy, No Added Sugar, Nuts
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Jean LaMantia


  • cups pitted dates cut up
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • cups Brazil nuts
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 4 eggs well beaten I suggest omega-3 eggs
  • 2 TBSP rum dark
  • ¼ cup ground flax seeds


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray (mine is 5 x 9 x 2 ½).
  • Mix fruit and nuts and add rum. Let sit.
    Mix fruit and nuts
  • In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, ground flax seeds).
  • Mix beaten eggs with dry ingredients.
  • Add rum soaked nuts and dry fruit. Continue mixing by hand until there is no flour visible in the batter.
    Add rum soaked nuts and dry fruit
  • Pour into prepared loaf pan
    Pour into prepared loaf pan
  • Remove from oven after 1 hour and set on cooking rack to cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan.
    Set on cooking rack to cool
  • Let cool before slicing. This makes a great power snack, breakfast or dessert. Enjoy!
    Festive and Healthy Nut Loaf