Date-Nut Twist

By ADW|2017-08-23T11:59:51-04:00Updated: August 23rd, 2017|Desserts, Diabetes Recipes|0 Comments


  • 3/4 cup pitted dates, chopped
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons Equal® for Recipes or 12 packets Equal® sweetener
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 1 (16-ounce) loaf frozen Italian bread dough, thawed
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1 teaspoon Equal® for Recipes or 3 packets Equal® sweetener


  1. Preheat oven to 375 °F (190 °C)
  2. Combine dates, 1/4 cup walnuts, egg whites, 3 1/2 teaspoons Equal® for Recipes, and lemon rind in small bowl.
  3. Roll dough on floured surface into rectangle 20″ x 6″.
  4. Spread date mixture on dough to within 1″ of edges. Roll dough up, beginning with long edge and pinch edge of dough to seal.
  5. Cut roll into 2 equal pieces. Place rolls on greased cookie sheet and twist together, tucking ends under. Let rise, covered, in warm place for 1 hour or until dough is double in size.
  6. Beat egg white and water in small bowl.
  7. Brush egg mixture over top of the dough.
  8. Sprinkle dough with 1 teaspoon Equal® for Recipes and remaining 1/4 cup walnuts.
  9. Bake oven for 35 minutes or until golden. Cool on wire rack.
  10. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Food exchanges: 1 1/2 Bread, 1/2 Fat.

Nutritional Info (per serving):
Makes 16 Servings
Calories:    130
Protein:    4g
Carbohydrates:     22g
Fat:     3g
Cholesterol:     0mg
Sodium:    144mg

Recipe provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®

About the Author: ADW

ADW Diabetes is a diabetic supply mail order company that is dedicated to keeping diabetes management affordable. ADW takes a leading role in offering free diabetic education through Destination Diabetes, an informational component of the ADW website featuring tips and advice from diabetes and nutrition experts, diabetic recipes and more.

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