Apple Raisin Bread

This bread freezes very well and is a great breakfast bread toasted or warmed quickly in the microwave. Need something to tide you over in the middle of the afternoon? Take a slice of this bread with you and have it with a cup of afternoon tea.

Serves: 16Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 1 hour 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 16


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2½ cups sugar
  • 1¼ cups vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1½ tsp. salt
  • 1½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • 3 cups chopped, unpeeled apples
  • ⅔ cup raisins
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Lightly grease bottoms of two 9" × 5" × 3" baking pans.
  • Combine flour, sugar, oil, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, cloves, and baking powder in a large mixer bowl. Beat on low speed, scraping bowl, for 1 minute. Beat on medium speed for another minute. Fold in apples, raisins, and nuts. Pour into prepared pans.
  • Bake about 1 hour or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes and remove from pans.