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Tanya's Jamaican Spice Bread Recipe
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Tanya's Jamaican Spice Bread

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"A simple, moist, and tasty spice bun recipe that the whole family will love. Jamaican spice bun is best enjoyed with aged Cheddar cheese."

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Original recipe makes 20 8x4-inch loaves Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 5 mins

    2 hrs 30 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease two 8x4-inch loaf pans.
  2. Whisk the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt together in a bowl; set aside. Beat the egg in a mixing bowl; whisk in the milk, beer, and 1 3/4 cups of brown sugar until the brown sugar has dissolved. Stir in the butter, browning sauce, vanilla extract, and lime juice until blended. Add the flour mixture and raisins. Stir until no dry lumps remain. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pans.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour.
  4. When the bread is nearly finished, combine 1/2 cup brown sugar and the water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat and boil until the sugar is thick and syrupy, about 5 minutes. Pour the glaze over the bread once it's done; return the bread to the oven and bake 5 minutes longer. Cool in the pans for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
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Jan 27, 2011

This is excellent thank you for sharing! Much easier to make it than look for a store that sells it.

Jun 03, 2010

I enjoy this bun. I love it. It real good. I have been searching for spice bun and this is the best one I found. Simple but nice. The only thing the change was beer. I use water and cap full of white rum. Good job Tanya.


9 Ratings

May 04, 2010

this is a great recipe! turned out perfect!! i wouldn't change a thing! although, it did make only one loaf pan. thanks for sharing!!!

Apr 03, 2015

Added walnuts and chopped cherries as well and it was absolutely delicious.

May 12, 2014

This recipe was a true hit. I made it on Easter. I'm not a baker but this bun came out moist, and authentic. If you put it in a large bunt pan you have to bake it for 2 hours. Great job Tanya!!

Mar 23, 2014

So delicious! Followed the recipe exactly but I put 1 1/4 cups of brown sugar by accident. Still tasted great!

Mar 22, 2014

Thank you Tanya for sharing. This was a moist bun...not dry like the ones in the store. Being the "health nut" that I am, I substituted half of the flour with whole wheat flour. I used creamer instead of milk and I added 1 tsp of dark rum (as someone else had mentioned). I think the next time I make this (next week) I will use Guinness Stout instead of the beer. Ate it with sharp cheddar cheese. Yummy. I was able to make 2 loaves which filled the loaf pans about 3/4.

Mar 10, 2014

This bread is amazing! My husband is Jamaican and Loves it! The second time I made it I added a little more raisins and added in some spiced Jamaican rum. The Spiced Rum made it even better! I absolutely recommend this recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 245 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.9 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 5.4 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 167 mg
  • 7%

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

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