Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread

Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread

Published on Thursday, November 17, 2022 by Caitlin Riley

Cinnamon and raisin are just one of those flavor combinations my family can’t get enough of. 

We add cinnamon and raisins to oatmeal, it’s my kids’ favorite flavor of bagel, and this quick bread is a hit for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

It comes together quickly and is delicious served hot as is, or with butter. It is also great at room temperature and served with cream cheese. If it lasts long enough at your house to start to go stale, it would also make for a delicious french toast treat! 

Speaking of butter- this recipe calls for 1 stick of unsalted butter that you will use in the recipe and for greasing the pan. One way to prevent extra waste during the preparation of baked goods is to use the wrapper of your butter sticks to grease your pans! You can also line the bottom of the pan with the actual butter wrapper instead of using parchment paper. Just grease the pan and then leave the wrapper right at the bottom of the bread pan. You can save yourself the aggravation of measuring and cutting a piece of parchment paper!

Kerrygold is my go-to butter for baking because it has a higher fat and a lower water content than other butters. It is made from grass-fed cows and has a more buttery flavor. Plus it is Irish, which is always a good choice in our house!

I typically make this bread with white whole wheat flour, but you can also replace it with a 1 - 1 Gluten-Free baking flour. I would not recommend almond flour for this one, as the result is too dense. The recipe calls for ¾ cup of raisins, but if they aren’t well tolerated you can certainly cut back. You could even substitute with Craisins or pecans if raisins are not your favorite. 

With minimal ingredients, this bread is always a hit with my kids, for coffee with a friend, or for a bake sale at school. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread

Servings: 10


  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hours 0 mins




  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted, plus more for greasing the pan (I love Kerrygold!)
  • 1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup diced apple chunks 


  1. Preheat oven to 325 F and set the rack in the middle.
  2. Melt 1 stick of butter, using the wrapper to grease your loaf pan.
  3. Measure and add the white whole wheat flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt to a bowl.
  4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the applesauce, eggs, maple syrup, and melted and cooled butter. 
  5. Stir just enough to combine. (This Danish whisk is perfect for quick breads, pancakes, and muffins!) 
  6. Add apples and raisins and stir to combine.
  7. Pour into greased loaf pan and bake for 50-55 minutes.
  8. Let cool on a baking rack and enjoy! 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1

Serving Per Recipe: 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories 240
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Trans Fat 0g
Sodium 260mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 11g
Protein 5g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: