Grandma Emma's Spice Loaf Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Grandma Emma's Spice Loaf Recipe

Grandma Emma's Spice Loaf

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

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Original recipe makes 1 loaf Change Servings

Directions

  1. Soak raisins in coffee until plump. Do not drain.
  2. Cream together the shortening, sugar and eggs. Blend in molasses and vanilla.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F(175 degrees C) oven for one hour.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 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!!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 28, 2011

The flavor is good, but we thought it was dry in texture.

 

14 Ratings

Oct 30, 2002

Delicious, lightly spiced bread. It baked perfectly into a beautiful dark loaf. Definetely a new favourite.

 
Nov 23, 2004

This is just a great fool proof recipe. It has become a standard in my holiday baking.

 
Oct 30, 2002

very dark and flavorfull. I even added a few tablespoons of flax seed to add a bit more nutrition to it.

 
Aug 30, 2010

I added 2 chopped green apples and made it in 9x9 pan really good.

 
Dec 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

 
Apr 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!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 290 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.9 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 12.9 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 217 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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