Honey Raisin Loaf with Walnuts

4.64 from 11 votes

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!

Honey Raisin Loaf with Walnuts

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!

Honey Raisin Loaf with Walnuts
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Nut Allergy Warning

This recipe may contain peanuts or other nuts and seeds as one of its ingredients. Please take the appropriate precautions.

Honey Raisin Loaf with Walnuts

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.

Honey Raisin Loaf with Walnuts

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 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.

Honey Raisin Loaf with Walnuts

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 liquid at this point. Especially after you mix in the milk.

Honey Raisin Loaf with Walnuts

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.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine raisins and nuts. Add boiling water and let stand until cool.
  3. 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.
  4. Stir baking soda in raisin mixture. Add flour and raisin mixture to creamed mixture. Stir in milk.
  5. Pour batter into lightly greased loaf pan.
  6. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Honey Raisin Loaf with Walnuts

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Honey Raisin Loaf with Walnuts

Honey Raisin Loaf with Walnuts

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!
4.64 from 11 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Course Bread Recipes
Cuisine American
Author Rodney
Servings 10
Calories 313 kcal

Equipment

  • Loaf Pan

Ingredients
 

  • 1 ½ Cups Raisins
  • ½ Cup Walnuts, chopped
  • ¾ Cup Water, boiling
  • ¼ Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 6 Tbsp Light Brown Sugar
  • ½ Cup Honey
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tsp Rum Extract
  • 1 ¾ Cup All Purpose Flour
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • Cup Milk

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

If you or anyone consuming this recipe has a nut allergy, please take the appropriate precautions.

Nutrition

Calories: 313kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 5gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 247mgPotassium: 304mgFiber: 2gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 179IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 52mgIron: 2mg

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.

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2 Comments

  1. Jim says:

    I made this loaf and it was fantastic. I must admit I did add a little more raisins than the recipe called for. It is the best I have ever tasted.

  2. Joseph says:

    This honey raisin loaf is the best I have ever made. Very moist and very tasty.

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