Raisin Juice (For Baking Whole Grain, Whole Wheat or Dark Breads

"Many whole grain breads use Raisin Juice to add to their recipes, especially in 7 grain and 12 grain breads. Here is my original recipe. If you want a clear liquid, strain. If you want to use the raisin remains with it, do so since they will be pulverized. This is a good source of iron."
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Ready In:
10-15 loaves of bread




  • Put all ingredients in a large saucepan in the order stated. Cook on low heat, stir a few times until reduced in volume by half.
  • Cool.
  • Put one cup in your blender, a mix of cooked raisins and liquid.
  • Blend well.
  • Put the balance of the raisin and liquid in the blender and blend well.
  • Strain in a close mesh strainer for clear juice.
  • Option: Leave pulverized raisins in juice and strain when you want to use.
  • Pour into ice cube trays and freeze.
  • When frozen place cubes in a freezer bag and use the amount needed for a portion of the liquid called for in the recipe.
  • Thaw cubes and measure the liquid after thawing for each individual recipe.

Questions & Replies

  1. Your raisin juice recipe is the only one I could find online so thank you. Your recipe uses allspice, sugar, and salt, but the cake recipe I'm making also requires allspice, sugar, and salt. I'm not a fan of raisins in anything so I'm substituting your raisin juice for raisins in the cake. I'm afraid the 3 ingredients may cause an imbalance if added twice (1x in raisin juice and 1x in cake batter) so can I omit the allspice, sugar, and salt in your raisin juice and get a similar finished product? I would just add lemon juice and cold water to raisins to make my juice, and follow your directions.


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