A quick bread, moist and full of raisins and nuts. A family favorite for the winter holidays.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Soak raisins in coffee until plump. Do not drain.

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  • Cream together the shortening, sugar and eggs. Blend in molasses and vanilla.

  • In a large bowl mix together the cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, flour, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the center of the bowl.

  • Add the liquid ingredients to the well in the dry ingredients. Stir in coffee with raisins and nuts. Pour batter into a greased 9x5 inch loaf pan.

  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree F(175 degrees C) oven for one hour.

Nutrition Facts

290 calories; 12.9 g total fat; 31 mg cholesterol; 217 mg sodium. 40.9 g carbohydrates; 4.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (16)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2006
This is a GREAT spice bread!! I've found that it's also a wonderful base recipe that be easily personalized. I made it using applesauce instead of shortening 1/c. brown sugar instead of 1 c. white substituted half the flour with whole wheat flour and added about 3/4 cup of rolled oats. I also threw in chopped candied ginger in addition to the raisins!! Whooooo............it was gone in a flash and my guys don't know they're getting fiber!! Definitely will keep making this one!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/28/2011
The flavor is good but we thought it was dry in texture. Read More
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2006
This is a GREAT spice bread!! I've found that it's also a wonderful base recipe that be easily personalized. I made it using applesauce instead of shortening 1/c. brown sugar instead of 1 c. white substituted half the flour with whole wheat flour and added about 3/4 cup of rolled oats. I also threw in chopped candied ginger in addition to the raisins!! Whooooo............it was gone in a flash and my guys don't know they're getting fiber!! Definitely will keep making this one!! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2006
This is a GREAT spice bread!! I've found that it's also a wonderful base recipe that be easily personalized. I made it using applesauce instead of shortening 1/c. brown sugar instead of 1 c. white substituted half the flour with whole wheat flour and added about 3/4 cup of rolled oats. I also threw in chopped candied ginger in addition to the raisins!! Whooooo............it was gone in a flash and my guys don't know they're getting fiber!! Definitely will keep making this one!! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2002
Delicious lightly spiced bread. It baked perfectly into a beautiful dark loaf. Definetely a new favourite. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2004
This is just a great fool proof recipe. It has become a standard in my holiday baking. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2002
very dark and flavorfull. I even added a few tablespoons of flax seed to add a bit more nutrition to it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2010
I added 2 chopped green apples and made it in 9x9 pan really good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2014
Made this using some tips from comments. Added a little extra spice half the sugar & some applesauce with less oil. More raisins & more nuts(pecans). Used three little tins instead of larger loaf pan. Otherwise followed the recipe. Absolutely delicious & I will definitely make again!!! Wonderful texture & I can taste the coffee maybe because know it's in there! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2016
This is an absolutely fabulous loaf! Because it contains ingredients that are commonly found in most kitchens it can be made up at any time. It freezes well too! This is now a family favourite. Note: I like lots of spice so I added more but it's great as written! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2009
Made this today and did a few changes as others did. Used 1/4 cup each butter and shortening 1/2 cup each white and brown sugar 1 cup each white and wheat flour added about 1/2 to 3/4 cups oats. it would have been just great exactly as per recipe too. Only suggestion would be to add a little more raisins. Definitely a keeper. Thanks Marsha Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2019
We have a Christmas tradition in our family to make Mennonite "Pfeffernusse" aka Peppernuts. I wanted to make a Pfeffernusse version of a loaf. Using this wonderful recipe I omitted the raisins and nuts and added tsp each of black pepper ground star anise and nutmeg. Also I used butter and substituted the white sugar for brown sugar. Lastly I sprinkled the top with a bit of white sugar before baking. My daughter walked through the kitchen as I was making it and she said' "It smells like Pfeffernusse". Mission accomplished and it turned out AMAZING! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/28/2011
The flavor is good but we thought it was dry in texture. Read More