Grandma Emma's Spice Loaf

Grandma Emma's Spice Loaf

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Marsha Crom
Recipe by  Marsha Crom

“A quick bread, moist and full of raisins and nuts. A family favorite for the winter holidays.”

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Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 1 loaf



  1. Soak raisins in coffee until plump. Do not drain.
  2. Cream together the shortening, sugar and eggs. Blend in molasses and vanilla.
  3. In a large bowl mix together the cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, flour, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the center of the bowl.
  4. Add the liquid ingredients to the well in the dry ingredients. Stir in coffee with raisins and nuts. Pour batter into a greased 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F(175 degrees C) oven for one hour.

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This is a GREAT spice bread!! I've found that it's also a wonderful base recipe that be easily personalized. I made it using applesauce instead of shortening, 1/c. brown sugar instead of 1 c. white, substituted half the flour with whole wheat flour, and added about 3/4 cup of rolled oats. I also threw in chopped candied ginger in addition to the raisins!! was gone in a flash, and my guys don't know they're getting fiber!! Definitely will keep making this one!!



Delicious, lightly spiced bread. It baked perfectly into a beautiful dark loaf. Definetely a new favourite.



This is just a great fool proof recipe. It has become a standard in my holiday baking.

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 290 cal
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 12.9 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs
  • 40.9 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 217 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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