I came to realize that I hadn't made bread since who knows when. Not having baked any in so long, I decided that it was time to bake up some yummy, delicious bread for indulgence. Usually, I'm always baking up some kind of Banana Bread. Whether it be Chocolate Chip Banana Bread or Peanut Butter Banana Bread, it would usually have banana's in it.
However, for once, I wasn't in the mood for any kind of banana bread. Which is a shocked for me; In my house, I'm known for being the one to eat all the Banana Bread! I was however in the mood for anything with raisins or cranberries. I don't really understand why, but I've been having these really strong craving for any kind of dried fruit! And since I had raisins on hand, raisin nut bread was what came to mind.
Took time and I hate waiting, but it the end, it was worth it. Though the bread wasn't really as moist as say, banana bread would be, it was still moist enough and very, very delicious. A great morning breakfast!
2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup walnuts, chopped
1 cup raisins
3/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 egg, beaten
1 tbsp. grated orange peel
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Mix in walnuts and raisins to coat with flour mixture. Set aside.
3. In a medium bowl, mix orange juice, butter, egg and orange peel. Add to flour mixture with a wooden spoon until just blended.
4. Pour into a greased 9x5 or 8x4 loaf pan and bake in 350 degree oven for 55 to 60 minutes or until done. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.