I enjoy eating raisins as a snack and when added to desserts. When I came across this raisin loaf recipe in a public domain recipe book I had to try it. I halved the ingredients as I did not want to make a large loaf. It turned out very well, delicious and of course nutritious.
If you are concerned about the amount of sugar, try a sugar substitute or lessen the amount of sugar that is called for. If you are not fond of raisins you may substitute other dried fruit. Raisins are fat and cholesterol free & also naturally low in sodium. Being high in anti-oxidants, eating raisins help to promote protect the heart and colon health. They also add to the day’s total intake of dietary fiber and potassium. In addition to being an ideal source of all-natural energy, raisins may contain compounds that may inhibit growth of the bacteria associated with tooth and gum disease.
This recipe is suitable for Vegans as well, as it is made without the use of any dairy products. The margarine used in this recipe is vegan. If you do not have access to vegan margarine, go ahead and use butter.
Be sure to lightly dab the baking pan with oil/butter before you add the dough. Remember to use oven gloves or dish cloths to hold hot items from the oven. When cool, serve plain, or with butter (the vegan type if you prefer that) & enjoy with tea or your favorite beverage.
Here is the recipe for Raisin Loaf
Baked Raisin Loaf
Those on special diets should substitute ingredients that comply with a particular health condition.
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