Reviewed on May. 15, 2011 by tastefusion
I was in a panic, because i had this recipe cut and clipped and taped to my cabinet. I thought i had lost it, as there are so many recipes that are similar (on google), but i found the exact recipe here on taste of home!! This is my favorite bread because it has enough healthy hearty ingredients in it that one thick slice keeps me and the kids full until lunch! It's healthy, yet delicious! My family can eat an entire loaf fresh out of the oven! AND it lasts for WEEKS in a bag on the counter! I have made 4 loaves many times, and give 1-2 for gifts....labors of love! I like to change up the raisins for other dried fruits for variety. Last time i chopped some dried dates and apricots and it was SO good! I think i use WAY more dried fruit than it calls for, and double the filling. I figured out a way to make my own pie spice (on google) to save money, since i make this so often. I always have a can of pumpkin, and a jar of applesauce handy in case i'm in the mood to bake bread! (thanks TOH, for having this search for beloved cherished recipes like this one! i'm not sure if the people i shared this recipe with would still have it.) P.S. I use bread flour instead of all purpose!