1 8-ounce package pitted whole dates, snipped
1 cup raisins
2 cups Hodgson Mill whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon Clabber Girl Baking Powder
2 slightly beaten egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped almonds
In a bowl combine dates and raisins; add 1 1/2 cups boiling water. Cool slightly. Grease a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Set aside.
In large bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Stir egg whites and vanilla into cooled date mixture. Add date mixture and almonds to flour mixture; stir just till well blended. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
Bake in a 350° oven for 40 to 50 minutes or till a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan; completely cool on rack. Wrap and store overnight before serving. Makes 1 loaf (18 servings).