Nut and Fruit Bread


This fruit and nut bread is a very old holiday recipe that belonged to my mother. This bread is good on the first day but even better on the second. You can use dates instead of raisins if you wish.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
1 8x5-inch loaf


  • 1 large egg

  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

  • 4 teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup raisins

  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon orange zest


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8x5-inch loaf pan.

  2. Beat egg in a small bowl. Mix in milk and melted butter; set aside.

  3. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl. Add raisins, walnuts, sugar, and orange zest; mix well. Blend in egg mixture until flour is just moistened. Transfer batter to the prepared pan and allow to rest for 20 minutes.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes. Turn bread out onto a wire rack and cool for several hours before slicing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

272 Calories
9g Fat
44g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 272
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 347mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 161mg 12%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 220mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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