In a large mixing bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, orange peel, baking soda, and salt.
In another mixing bowl stir together eggs, 1/2 cup of the thawed orange juice concentrate, the oil, and 1-1/2 cups water.
Add to flour mixture. Stir by hand just until combined. Fold in dates and nuts.
Divide mixture evenly between two greased 8″x4″x2″ loaf pans. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 50 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the centers comes out clean. (Or, divide mixture evenly among four 5-1/2″x3″x2″ loaf pans and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until loaves test done.).
Cool in pans for 10 minutes; remove from pans.
Generously brush tops and sides of loaves with remaining orange juice concentrate. Cool thoroughly on wire racks.
Wrap and store overnight before slicing.
“A lovely loaf (couldn’t wait a day to sample!)with rich date flavour and undertones of orange. It’s no butter, no milk, low sugar, and lends itself to various sizes of baking dishes. Made 2 medium sized loaves in 50 minutes of baking. Hearty and comforting autumn fare. No fuss recipe, well presented, easy to follow.Thanks, Dancer!”