Pork and Bean Bread

  • Yield: 24 servings

"Over 10 years ago a friend of mine gave me this bread and the recipe. She told me not to tell anyone that the main ingredient was pork and beans. In all these years no one has ever guessed it."


1cup raisins
1cup boiling water
2cups sugar
3 eggs, beaten
1cup vegetable oil
1teaspoon vanilla
1 (15-ounce) can pork and beans
3cups all-purpose flour
1teaspoon cinnamon
1/2teaspoon baking powder
1teaspoon baking soda
1cup chopped nuts


  1. Add raisins to boiling water and set aside.
  2. Mash beans with a fork in a large bowl until very smooth. Add sugar, eggs, oil and vanilla. Mix well.
  3. Sift together dry ingredients and fold in. Drain raisins and fold in with chopped nuts.
  4. Spoon batter into three greased and floured loaf pans.
  5. Bake in a 325F oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Rose Blanco, Escalon, Calif.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Glycemic Load 14
  • Calories 280
  • Fat 13g
  • Saturated Fat 1.5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 3g
  • Cholesterol 25mg
  • Sodium 135mg
  • Potassium 140mg
  • Carbohydrate 38g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 22g
  • Protein 4g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 2%
  • Calcium 4%
  • Iron 8%