Ingredients

  • 21/4 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 11/2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 Cup melted butter
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Cup California raisins
  • 1 Cup chopped nuts
  • 1 Tablespoon grated orange peel

Procedure

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 9x5x2-1/2-inch loaf pan; set aside.

Measure flour, sugar, baking powder, soda and salt into large bowl; mix together and make well in center; set aside. In another bowl, beat egg; mix in buttermilk, butter and vanilla. Pour into well in dry ingredients and mix just until moistened. Stir in raisins, chopped nuts and orange peel; mix together.

Turn into prepared loaf pan. Bake at 350°F for 45 to 50 minutes or until pick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 15 minutes; turn onto wire rack and cool completely. Wrap and let stand overnight before slicing.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 270 (Calories from Fat 31%); Total Fat 9 ( Saturated Fat 3; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 25; Sodium 280; Potassium 238; Total Carbohydrate 42; Dietary Fiber 2; Sugars 25; Protein 5; Calcium 80; Iron 2;

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Raisins are excellent food choices for most individuals, including those with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).
- James W. Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky.