Raisin Loaf

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


  1. 1 cup brown sugar
  2. 1 cup water
  3. 2 cups raisins
  4. 1/3 cup vegan margarine
  5. ¼ teaspoon grated nutmeg
  6. 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  7. A pinch of salt
  8. 2 cups all purpose flour
  9. 1 tsp. baking powder
  10. 1 tsp. baking soda dissolved in 2 tsp. hot water


  1. Boil all ingredients from 1-7, for 3 minutes. let it cool
  2. When cold add 1 tsp. baking soda dissolved in 2 tblsp. hot water
  3. Sift flour with baking powder
  4. Add flour mix to boiled cool mix. Stir well
  5. Add to a 9"x5" loaf pan & bake in 400° oven for 10 min.
  6. Lower heat to 350° and bake for another 10-15 minutes
  7. When the top is a deep brown, open oven door and insert a skewer or butter knife loaf. If it comes out clean it is done. If there is dough on the skewer, leave in oven a few more minutes & test again
  8. Allow to cool before removing from baking pan
  9. To easily lift bread, run a spatula around the pan edges taking care not to poke into the bread. This should loosen the bread which you can gently lift out or turn upside down gently and tap on bottom to remove
  10. Slice and serve plain or with a topping of butter
Raisin Loaf

Baked Raisin Loaf

Those on special diets should substitute ingredients that comply with a particular health condition.

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