Brandied Raisin Pumpkin Bread


Brandied Raisin Pumpkin Bread is an easy to make quick bread (meaning it does not contain yeast) perfect for sharing with friends. I like to make several loaves at a time and deliver them fresh from the oven! This bread also freezes well, and is tasty in bagged lunches.

Ingredients (makes 1 loaf)

2 cups flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon cloves

1 cup pumpkin puree

2 eggs

1/2 cup milk

1/3 cup all natural applesauce

2 tablespoons canola oil

2 tablespoons brandy

1/3 cup raisins


Step 1) Place raisins and brandy in a microwave safe container. Microwave, loosely covered, for about 30 seconds or until brandy is hot. Leave covered and allow to cool. This will plump up the raisins and infuse them with brandy flavor.

Step 2) Whisk together eggs, pumpkin, and sugars. Add milk, oil, applesauce, and spices.

Step 3) Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. When flour is fully incorporated, fold in brandy-soaked raisins (add everything; don’t drain the raisins).

Step 4) Transfer batter to a greased bread pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

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