Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread

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Cinnamon raisin quick bread is a great way to get a spicy and sweet loaf in a hurry.

Add the optional glaze and this is becomes a much sweeter loaf that is perfect for dessert and brunch buffets.

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Simple Ingredients

The greatest thing about this bread is that the ingredients are likely already in your pantry. There’s nothing fussy or special making it even easier to whip up when the urge strikes.

Substitution Ideas

  • Make it vegan by using margarine and egg replacer
  • Use a gluten-free flour blend to make it gluten free
  • Dried apples instead of raisins is quite delightful
  • Switch out the cinnamon for other spices as desired – ginger for example

Optional Additions

While the bread is delicious just as it is, there are ways to bulk it up and make it even more special:

  • Add 1/2 cup of chopped nuts
  • Stir in 1/2 cup dried currants or cranberries for a fruited bread
  • 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips makes the bread even more of a dessert
A slice of cinnamon raisin quick bread on a white plate with a cup of coffee and entire loaf of bread on a wooden cutting board.

Freeze for Later

This bread freezes quite well so feel free to double the recipe. Make one loaf to eat now, freeze the second loaf for later.

Freeze the completely cooled, whole loaf in an airtight bag or other container. Alternatively, slice the loaf and put the slices into an airtight container, this way you can just grab one or two slices as needed instead of thawing an entire loaf.

Eat the frozen bread up within 6 months to prevent freezer burn and maintain best flavor.

In the mood for something different? Try my yeasted cinnamon raisin swirl bread when you have the time.

Cinnamon raisin quick bread on a cutting board with slices.

Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread

Yield: 1 Loaf
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Cinnamon raisin quick bread is a sweet and spicy loaf perfect for brunch and dessert.


  • 1/2 Cup Butter, softened
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar, lightly packed
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1 1/2 Cups Unbleached, All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Cup Raisins

Optional Glaze

  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Butter and flour a loaf pan.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  4. Cream together the brown sugar and softened until light and fluffy.
  5. Add the eggs and mix well.
  6. Add the milk and combine thoroughly.
  7. Add the flour mixture slowly and stir until almost combined.
  8. Fold in the raisins and mix until everything is one smooth batter.
  9. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  10. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until done. An inserted toothpick or tester should come out clean when done.
  11. Let cool in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes.
  12. Run a butter knife around the edges of the pan and then turn out to cool completely on a wire rack.

Optional Glaze

  1. Mix the powdered sugar and milk together until completely smooth.
  2. Pour the glaze over the cooled cake and allow to harden before serving.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 slices Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 198Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 3g

I try but cannot guarantee this nutritional information is 100% accurate.

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