Running out of Christmas treats? This holiday spice bread recipe is a real winner! Give it as a gift to your family and friends or serve it up on the side with dinner.

How To Make Holiday Spice Bread

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk or sour milk (2¬†cups milk + 2 tbsp white vinegar, let stand 5 minutes before using)
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp apricot brandy optional
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped

Instructions

  • Cream sugar, brown sugar and eggs together.
  • Add oil, vanilla, and brandy. Mix together.
  • In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture alternately with buttermilk. Stir in raisins and walnuts.
  • Pour the batter into greased, 1-pint, wide-mouthed canning jars with perfectly straight sides, a little more than half-filled.
  • Place filled jars on a cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated oven, 350 degrees, for 40 to 45 minutes or until tested done like a cake.
  • Cool for 10 minutes in the jars. Remove from jars and cool for 15 minutes on racks.
  • Wrap each loaf in plastic wrap while still warm. Finish cooling on racks.
  • Serve once cooled or freeze if you are making them ahead of time.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 313mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 106IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 3mg