Raisin Whole Wheat Quick Bread Recipe
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Raisin Whole Wheat Quick Bread Recipe

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This delicious recipe has been a family favorite for many years. We especially enjoy it during the holidays. Once you bake this, you can’t resist fixing it again and again.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 5 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup wheat germ
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 1-1/2 cups butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 cups grated carrots
  • 1 package (15 ounces) golden raisins
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 252 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 167 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 5 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In another bowl, whisk the milk, butter and honey. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the carrots, raisins, dates, almonds and pecans.
  2. Transfer to three greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 3 loaves (12 slices each).
Originally published as Raisin Whole Wheat Quick Bread in Country Extra November 2009, p51

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Reviewed Feb. 14, 2015

"Can just one large pan like cast iron be used?"

Reviewed Oct. 17, 2010

"I substituted raisins and cranberries for part of the golden raisins for a little more variety"

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2009

"I tried this recipe yesterday for the first time. The results were great! I'm looking forward to having this bread (with butter, of course) for breakfast this week. I would definitely recommend it."

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