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HOBO BREAD, OLD FASHIONED RECIPE


Hob Bread is an old-fashioned recipe that your Grandmother may have made in a coffee can. It has no eggs, and it’s absolutely wonderful and has fantastic reviews.

Hobo Bread

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❤️WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE

It is an old fashioned recipe that dates back as far as the pioneers.  There are hundreds of different versions of hobo bread around.  A lot of recipes for this bread call for soaking the raisins overnight with the soda and making this bread in coffee cans.  I don’t have time for all that!  This is my recipe that works great for me and my family loves it.  Slather this bread with some butter while it’s warm, serve with coffee, tea or milk for a delicious treat anytime. 

🍴KEY INGREDIENTS

  • Raisins
  • Boiling water
  • All-purpose flour
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Baking soda
  • Vanilla extract
  • Butter
  • Pecans or walnuts

SWAPS

You can add spices, nuts, fruits or whatever you like to this bread. Not a fan of raisins, you can use craisins or simply leave them out. Very few recipes for hobo bread contain eggs and I don’t put them in this one.  The bread holds together fine without the eggs. 

🍽️HOW TO MAKE

The longest part of this process is soaking the raisins!

COOKING STEPS

Step 1
Bring water to a boil, remove from heat, add raisins and let sit for one hour.  Do not pour off extra water. 

Step 2
Whisk together flour, sugar, salt, baking soda in a large bowl.  Pour in soaked raisins with extra water, vanilla extract and butter.  Mix with a spoon.  Fold in nuts.  

Step 3
Spray a 9 x 5 loaf pan with cooking spray.  Spread dough in pan.  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until center tests done. Remove from oven and cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing.  You could add a powdered sugar glaze to this bread if desired. 

Hobo Bread

⭐TIP

You can make this with craisins if you are not a fan of raisins. Also be sure and read the comments on this recipe, many wonderful suggestions!

OTHER BREAD RECIPES

If you have followed our site for any amount of time, you know we love to make quick breads and enjoy them with coffee. Here are a few of our favorites:

❓FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What do you mean by “quick” bread?

Quick breads are breads that are made without yeast and do not need any proofing. You must mix them and bake!

This has no milk or eggs, is that correct?

Yes, the recipe is correct as written.

STORING AND REHEATING

We just store this in foil and heat in the microwave if we want a slice warm.

SERVING SIZE

This makes one loaf and about 6-8 servings depending on how you slice it.

Hobo Bread

Anne Walkup

This is an old fashioned recipe for hobo bread that goes back to the pioneers! Easy to make and absolutely delicious. Great reviews! It’s a quick bread your family will love. No eggs or milk needed.

Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Cook Time 50 minutes

Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes

Course bread

Cuisine American, southern

  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 cup broken pecans or walnuts
  • Bring water to a boil, remove from heat, add raisins and let sit for one hour Do not pour off extra water. Whisk together flour, sugar, salt, baking soda in a large bowl. Pour in soaked raisins with extra water, vanilla extract and butter. Mix with a spoon

  • Fold in nuts. Spray a 9 x 5 loaf pan with cooking spray. Spread dough in pan. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until center tests done. Remove from oven and cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing. You could add a powdered sugar glaze to this bread if desired. Makes 1 loaf

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