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Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread

Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread is the most delicious Fall comfort food! Made from scratch and easier than a yeast bread. Perfect served for breakfast or snack.

Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread Loaf Sliced on wooden serving board
Easy Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread Recipe.

I love anything with cinnamon and Fall breads and desserts are a favorite at our house. More great Fall recipes you might want to try are our Cranberry Banana Muffins and Frosted Carrot Cake Loaf.

What Is Quick Bread?

Quick bread is a bread recipe made without yeast and instead uses leavening agents like baking soda and baking powder.

Quick breads do not need to be proofed or kneaded so they are quicker to make. The texture of quick breads is similar to muffins.

Another delicious quick bread recipe that is amazing is our Glazed Strawberry Bread.

Slices of Cinnamon Raisin Bread on plate
Quick and easy Cinnamon Raisin Bread.

What To Put On Cinnamon Raisin Bread

We like to enjoy this cinnamon bread slathered with butter and coffee or hot cocoa.

In the summer time I have been known to have a tall glass of orange juice with it – which my family finds an odd combination. But I love it!

Below are a few more ideas.

  • Top with salted butter and sprinkle with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.
  • Spread honey butter on top.
  • Add some cream cheese.

Substitutions And Variations

  • Add walnuts or pecans.
  • Omit the raisins if you don’t like them.
  • Add cinnamon baking chips.
  • Try adding white chocolate chips for extra flavor.

Gather your ingredients and let’s make some delicious Cinnamon Bread!

Ingredients For Cinnamon Raisin Bread
Ingredients for Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread

Ingredients

  • butter
  • egg
  • light brown sugar
  • milk
  • all purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • granulated sugar
  • raisins
  • cinnamon

Glaze Ingredients

  • powdered sugar
  • heavy cream
Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread drizzled with glaze on serving board
Serve this delicious Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread for breakfast or dessert!

How To Make Recipe – Step By Step Instructions

STEP 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9×5 loaf pan with a non-stick baking spray.

TIP: To make it easier to remove the bread line the inside of the pan with parchment paper letting it hang over the sides so it’s easy to grab.

STEP 2: Add boiling water to a small bowl and soak the raisins for 15 minutes. Then drain the raisins and set them on a towel to dry.

Raisins Drying On Napkin

STEP 3: Mix together the light brown sugar and cinnamon in another small bowl. Take a spoonful of the brown sugar mixture and stir it together with the raisins. Then set aside.

Light Brown Sugar and Cinnamon in mixing bowl

STEP 4: Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt in medium size bowl. Set aside.

STEP 5: In a large bowl, beat together the sugar and butter until it’s light and fluffy. Add in the egg and mix again, just until combined. Next slowly add in the flour mixture, alternating with the milk, and mix just until everything is combined. Make sure you do not over mix it.

Sugar and Butter in bowl with milk being poured in

STEP 6: Slowly fold in the raisins.

Batter for cinnamon raising bread mixed together in blue bowl

STEP 7: In your prepared loaf pan spread half of the batter along the bottom. Sprinkle half of the brown sugar mixture on top of the batter. Then pour the remaining batter on top, spreading it to the edge. Sprinkle the remaining brown sugar mixture all over the top.

Cinnamon Raisin Bread Batter in Pan

TIP: Make sure you bake immediately after combining the wet and dry ingredients. Do not let the batter sit.

Cinnamon Raisin Loaf Pan Ready To Bake

STEP 8: Bake for 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Cool for 10 minutes and then move the bread to a cooling rack. Cool for about an hour before icing and cutting.

Make The Glaze

To make the glaze mix together the powdered sugar and 2 tbsp. of heavy cream in a small bowl. Continue adding cream 1 tbsp. at a time until the desired consistency has been reached.

Drizzle glaze all over the bread. Cut and serve!

Store Cinnamon Raisin Bread covered at room temperature.

Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread on wooden serving board

Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread

Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread is the most delicious comfort food! Made from scratch and easier than a yeast bread. Perfect served for breakfast or snack.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Author Recipes Simple

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup butter softened
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour see note
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • cup raisins

Glaze Ingredients

  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 – 4 tablespoons heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

  2. Coat a 9×5 loaf pan with a non-stick baking spray. Line the bottom of pan with parchment paper and spray the paper for easier removal.

  3. Add boiling water to a small bowl and soak the raisins for 15 minutes. Then drain the raisins and set them on a towel to dry.

  4. Mix together the light brown sugar and cinnamon in another small bowl. Take a spoonful of the brown sugar mixture and stir it together with the raisins. Then set aside.

  5. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt in medium size bowl. Set aside.

  6. In a large bowl, beat together the sugar and butter until it’s light and fluffy. Add in the egg and mix again, just until combined. Next slowly add in the flour mixture, alternating with the milk, and mix just until everything is combined. Make sure you do not over mix it.

  7. Fold in the raisins.

  8. In your prepared loaf pan spread half of the batter along the bottom. Sprinkle half of the brown sugar mixture on top of the batter. Then pour the remaining batter on top, spreading it to the edge. Sprinkle the remaining brown sugar mixture all over the top.

  9. Bake for 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

  10. Cool for 10 minutes and then move the bread to a cooling rack. Cool for about an hour before icing and cutting.

Glaze Instructions

  1. To make the glaze mix together the powdered sugar and 2 tbsp. of heavy cream in a small bowl. Continue adding cream 1 tbsp. at a time until the desired consistency has been reached.

  2. Drizzle glaze all over the bread. Cut and serve!

Recipe Notes

Flour Note: Do not pack the flour, simply spoon the flour into a measuring cup and level off. Do this to prevent too much flour from being used.

Tip: Make sure you bake immediately after combining the wet and dry ingredients. Do not let the batter sit.

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