Cola Date Loaf

1 loaf

  • 1 can (12 ounces) diet cola beverage
  • 1 package (8 ounces) pitted dates
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9" by 5" loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring the cola to a boil over medium-high heat. Remove from the heat and stir in the dates, brown sugar, and oil; mix well. Set aside to cool.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon; stir to mix well. Add the flour mixture and the cola mixture, then stir in the egg and vanilla extract until well blended. Spoon the batter into the loaf pan.
  4. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes before removing from the pan.