Preheat oven to 350°; mist an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 loaf pan w/ nonstick cooking spray
In a large mixing bowl sift together the first 7 ingredients (the dry ingredients).
Combine the wet ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk together very well.
Pour the wet into the dry ingredients until everything is evenly moistened (the batter will be stiff). Fold in the raisins.
Spoon batter into loaf pan, distribute evenly along the length of the pan but don't spread the batter to the edges, that will happen as it is baking. Bake for 50 minutes to an hour until a knife comes out clean.
Remove bread from oven and turn the bread out of the loaf pan onto a cooling rack. Wait until bread cools before slicing. If you have left overs, wrap in plastic and it should keep for about a week.