This Honey Raisin Loaf with Walnuts is simply delicious. If you love the flavor of rum and raisins you will love this loaf. Alcohol Free!
Growing up I used to eat Raisin Bread all the time. There's just something about the flavor that I really enjoyed as a young kid. To this day I still enjoy a piece of toasted raisin bread. This Honey Raisin Loaf with Walnuts is not bread but packed full of flavor and does not disappoint!
WARNING: If you or anyone consuming this recipe has a nut allergy, please take the appropriate precautions as this recipe has nuts listed as a required or optional ingredient.
If you don't like nuts or have an allergy, you can leave them out of this recipe. It won't drastically change the flavor of this delicious raisin bread. As you can see in the pictures, I left the walnuts out as I was making this loaf for a friend of mine with a severe nut allergy.
While this raisin loaf does not contain any alcohol, it does contain rum extract. This may be an issue for individuals trying to avoid the taste of alcohol. While a key ingredient for this recipe, if you must substitute it I would suggest Vanilla Extract. Keep in mind that it will change the flavor profile of this raisin loaf.
Don't be surprised when you add the Baking Soda to the raisin mixture. It will fizz a bit. This is normal. And yes you do keep the water the raisins marinated in. The batter will be quite liquidy at this point. Especially after you mix in the milk.
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📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this Honey Raisin Loaf: Raisins, Walnuts, Water, Unsalted Butter, Light Brown Sugar, Honey, Eggs, Rum Extract, All Purpose Flour, Salt, Baking Soda, Baking Powder and Milk.
🥣 How do I Make this Honey Raisin Loaf with Walnuts
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a mixing bowl, combine raisins and nuts. Add boiling water and let stand until cool.
In another mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the honey, egg and rum extract. Beat until light and fluffy. Sift flour, salt, and baking powder.
Stir baking soda in raisin mixture. Add flour and raisin mixture to creamed mixture. Stir in milk.
Pour batter into lightly greased loaf pan.
Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
🍳 Recipe Card
Honey Raisin Loaf with Walnuts
- Loaf Pan
- 1 ½ Cups Raisins
- ½ Cup Walnuts, chopped
- ¾ Cup Boiling Water
- ¼ Cup Unsalted Butter
- 6 Tbsp Light Brown Sugar
- ½ Cup Honey
- 1 Egg(s)
- 1 Tsp Rum Extract
- 1 ¾ Cup All Purpose Flour
- ½ Tsp Salt
- 1 Tsp Baking Soda
- 1 Tsp Baking Powder
- ⅓ Cup Milk
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a mixing bowl, combine raisins and nuts. Add boiling water and let stand until cool.
- In another mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the honey, egg and rum extract. Beat until light and fluffy. Sift flour, salt, and baking powder.
- Stir baking soda in raisin mixture. Add flour and raisin mixture to creamed mixture. Stir in milk.
- Pour batter into lightly greased loaf pan.
- Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
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