Hobo Bread

Hobo Bread


"Two kinds of raisins beautify this humble quick bread. This is an unusual bread baked in 3 coffee cans. It must be started the night before."


9 h 15 m servings 323 cals
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Original recipe yields 15 servings



  • Calories:
  • 323 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 4.1 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 69.6g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 416 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the dark and golden raisins in a medium bowl. Dissolve baking soda in boiling water, and pour over raisins. Let stand overnight without stirring.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease three 1 pound sized coffee cans.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar and salt. Stir in the raisins with their water, and the oil until well blended. Batter will be thick. Divide the batter evenly between the 3 cans.
  4. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the crown comes out clean. Lay cans on their side to loosen the bread as it cools.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 7 Ratings


This recipe I have known, made and enjoyed for many years. If you mix about a half the amount of the ingredients listed and use smaller cans(soup cans), you can make this on a camp fire. A tin f...

one of the best hobo breads i have tasted

I did this a little different... purely because i wanted something quick and easy... Did it with dark brown sugar (stil the full 400g) and just mixed it all together and bunged it on the oven......

I was looking for this recipe b/c my Grandma used to make hobo bread. It was delicious and brought back fun memories. Thanks for sharing!

i was initially going to rate this a 3 but the days after i made it it tasted way better. Very quick and quite tasty. I might make again but it was nothing spectacular.

I love this bread!! Tho I have to make double batches cause the neighbors love it too!! I use dried cranberries instead of the golden raisins and everyone loves it even more!!!

Great bread easy to make and its great for breakfast with a little cream cheese.