(*Note-You may substitute the nuts with 1/2 cup mashed bananas for a uniquely different flavor, if so, mix banana with the wet ingredients.)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cook raisins in water until all water is absorbed, about 30 minutes
Mix all the wet ingredients in one bowl and all the dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
The nuts get added to the flour mixture then add the flour mixture to the liquid mixture
Fold in the raisins
Bake in loaf or bundt pan for 35 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.