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Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread

cinnamon raisin quick bread

Hello all!  How have you all been doin’ lately?  I feel like I haven’t been around much lately because of the ol’ fussy leg.  But now I’m back!  And I’m feeling much better!  And I’m off crutches, for the most part, anyway.  Unless I plan to walk long distances.  But I’ll tell you…that Olympic medal for running is looking further and further away for me. 😄  Think I could pack it in ice and still play football?

So let’s turn to things that always make us happy: breakfast is definitely one.  Right?  Right?  Who doesn’t smile at the sight of delicious breakfast food?  You all know my obsession is pretty strong, so I thought it was time to crank out something to eat in the a.m.

Now, I love bread.  I’ve never minded kneading loaves.  I actually find it kind of therapeutic and fun. (I know I’m weird).  And I’m also the person who’s made a sourdough starter waaay in advance to make bread and sourdough pancakes.

cinnamon raisin quick bread

But sometimes you want something that’s just a little easier.  Something you can grab quick for breakfast and not have to spend a long time making the night before.  Thank goodness for quick breads!

This is cinnamon raisin quick bread because who doesn’t love the original?  I remember thinking as a kid that cinnamon raisin bread was just about as special as it got.  A little butter and extra cinnamon sugar on there for breakfast and I was on cloud nine.

Since this is a quick bread it’s an absolute snap to put together.  And the smell when it comes out of the oven is so homey and inviting.  Dream with me…😋  Mmm, tasty. 😀

I adapted this slightly from the original recipe.  Basically I put in a bunch more raisins because personally I think if something’s called cinnamon raisin quick bread it should have raisins up the wazoo!

Hurrah for raisins up the wazoo!  🎉😉

cinnamon raisin quick bread

(Adapted from a cinnamon raisin quick bread recipe from Taste of Home).

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Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread
  • For bread:
  • 4 cups all-purpose
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 1½ cups raisins
  • For sprinkle:
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray two 8x4 loaf pans with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine the flour sugar, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl combine eggs, buttermilk, and oil. Blend well.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir with a wooden spoon until combined.
  5. Fold in the raisins.
  6. In a small bowl combine sugar and cinnamon to make the sprinkle. Set aside.
  7. Pour half the batter equally in the two loaf pans. Sprinkle with half the cinnamon sugar. Cover with the rest of the batter, then repeat with the cinnamon sugar sprinkle.
  8. Using a butter knife, cut the batter to swirl.
  9. Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaves comes out clean.


{ 16 comments… add one }
  • Annie @ The Garlic Diaries August 16, 2016, 9:21 am

    This bread looks heavenly! I love, love, love stuff like this. I’ll take 20 loaves please :)!

    • Amanda August 19, 2016, 1:37 pm

      Thanks for the kind words, Annie!

  • Mary @ LOVE the secret ingredient August 16, 2016, 9:27 am

    This recipe looks great! I haven’t done a homemade bread in a long time. Also sourdough pancakes? That sounds like a fluffy dream!

    • Amanda August 19, 2016, 1:38 pm

      Sourdough pancakes are the best. I love the texture. Thanks, Mary!

  • Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice August 17, 2016, 6:26 am

    So glad you’re finally off crutches! I bet that’s a relief! This bread looks SO good, Amanda! I love the sight of delicious breakfast foods too, and this bread is just calling my name. Love the flavor and texture!

    • Amanda August 19, 2016, 1:38 pm

      Thanks so much, Gayle!

  • Eva @ Eva Bakes August 17, 2016, 7:08 pm

    I’m a huge fan of quick bread, and cinnamon raisin is a favorite yeast bread. Love that you combined my favorites together into one!

    • Amanda August 19, 2016, 1:39 pm

      Thanks, Eva!

  • Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen August 18, 2016, 12:31 pm

    Quick breads are always a hit. This bread looks fantastic, Amanda. I love the combo of cinnamon and raisins, so I can tell I am gonna love this! 🙂

    • Amanda August 19, 2016, 1:39 pm

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Manali@CookWithManali August 19, 2016, 11:44 am

    Yum, I love it! cinnamon everything is always amazing!

    • Amanda August 19, 2016, 1:40 pm

      Thanks, Manali!

  • Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop August 21, 2016, 7:24 am

    Glad your leg is feeling better! I love this quick bread recipe. I love making homemade bread and sometimes you need one that will just pull together quickly. The cinnamon and raisins are great in breads.

    • Amanda August 22, 2016, 7:54 am

      Thanks so much!

  • Mir August 22, 2016, 5:58 am

    I’m such a fan. It’s like the taste of a happy cinnamon roll but healthier with the quick bread. I am SO there!

    • Amanda August 22, 2016, 7:54 am

      Thanks, Mir!

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