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!
🥜 Nut Allergy Warning
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.
💭 Recipe Tip
Don't you hate it when raisins get stuck together in a big clump? To unstick the raisins, wet your hands with a little water then work the raisins apart.
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.
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Honey Raisin Loaf recipe (see recipe card for quantities): 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 Honey Raisin Loaf with Walnuts
Preheat the 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.
Honey Raisin Loaf with Walnuts
- Loaf Pan
- 1 ½ Cups Raisins
- ½ Cup Walnuts, chopped
- ¾ Cup Water, boiling
- ¼ Cup Unsalted Butter
- 6 tablespoon Light Brown Sugar
- ½ Cup Honey
- 1 Egg
- 1 teaspoon Rum Extract
- 1 ¾ Cup All Purpose Flour
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon 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.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.