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Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread Recipe

Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread Recipe

Cinnamon and raisins bring heartwarming flavor to this mildly sweet bread. It's ideal for an on-the-go breakfast or a quick snack before dinner. —Flo Burtnett, Gage, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling YIELD:24 servings


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine flour, 1-1/2 cups sugar, soda and salt. In a small bowl, whisk eggs, buttermilk and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in raisins. Combine cinnamon and remaining sugar; set aside.
  • 2. Spoon half the batter into two greased 8x4-in. loaf pans. Sprinkle with half of the reserved cinnamon sugar; repeat layers. Cut through batter with a knife to swirl.
  • 3. Bake 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
    Freeze option: Wrap cooled bread in foil and freeze for up to 3 months. To use, thaw at room temperature. Yield: 2 loaves (12 slices each).

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 204 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 231mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein .

Reviews for Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread

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adkinad 235160
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2015

"I agree with one of the other reviewers. It was just ok, nothing special. It was missing the wow factor. It was quite easy to make but if I make again, I might try brown sugar and more raisins with a pinch of nutmeg to give it a less of a refined sugar taste."

_nlfPA 224600
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2015

"We love quick breads at our house and also anything spicy. So when I saw this recipe, I couldn't resist trying it and it is very, very good. I will make it again.

Nancy Foust
Field Editor PA"

chocolate42 222683
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2015

"Very easy to make. I made a lemon glaze with lemon zest poured over it. It was delicious! My family loved it! A Henry Cleveland Ohio."

MusakanyaHamz 151203
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

"Made this bread for my Family, it was a hit especially with hubby-will definitely be making it again, great recipe!!!!"

lolohiser 105166
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2013


dollydimples 166212
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2013

"This bread was o.k. I omitted the raisins. I felt it was missing a wow factor. It wasn't bad just o.k. Maybe some sour cream added to the wet ingredients would help."

redmonc1 127140
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2013

"Cut the ingredients in half except for the cinnamon and sugar that you add to the middle and top. Only wanted one loaf. It was great."

jimb0 95986
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2013

"This was good but I added an extra half cup of golden rasins and the zest of one orange.

it was amazing"

kath518 165229
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2012

"I had some raisins to use and found this recipe. It smelled so good when it was baking we didn't let it cool before we cut a piece. Delicious! One loaf went in the freezer but I'm not sure it will be there long!"

pipearl 105165
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2012

"Great recipe! First time I made it it was little dry. I changed the recipe the 2nd time by using 3 eggs, 2 1/2 cups of buttermilk and 1 cup of oil. For a good cinnamon taste, I add the 1 tsp of cinnamon into the batter. It turned out fluffy and moist after it's baked. My husband loved it!!"

VictoriaElaine 95985
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2012

"I've made this 3 or 4 times now. The first time I made it, I included the raisins. But since then, I've just left them out. It's almost as good as cinnamon rolls! My family loves this recipe. Perfect with a cup of coffee or tea on a brisk fall or winter day."

lurky27 153047
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2012

"Yummy! Definitely double the raisins and use cinnamon liberally!

~ Theresa"

KristinLee1 153012
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2012

"This is a delightful bread! It is so good that I made it for a friend on her birthday. I took the advice of other reviewers and added an entire cup of raisins and also added a heaping tablespoon of cinnamon to batter. I baked my breads in round 9" cake pans. The bake time was approximately 35 minutes. I just swirled the cinn/sugar mix on top of batter instead of half the batter and repeating. Its so simple!!!"

pattibourey 151202
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2012

"Delicious bread. I did add more raisins and some cinnamon as suggested. Wonderful!!"

KJ1 165222
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2012

"Made this gluten-free and it was the best thing EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1"

DarkestDay 151257
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

"Very good and not to sweet.As I love raisins and cinnamon I doubled the amount of both."

25kevin 105123
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2011

"Next time I would add cinammon in the batter too. A good simple quick bread . The reviews would not let me change from a 5 star - I give it about a 3.5 - 4. Will make it again."

MY REVIEW 105122
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2011

"This was absolutely amazing ! The first loaf was gone the first day, my son and husband devoured it. I brought the 2nd one to work where it also got rave reviews."

MicheleGH 151157
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2011

"Delicious. Wanted a quick recipe to throw together and be ready to eat warm - this was perfect! Didn't have buttermilk, so I added lemon juice to skim milk (1 Tbsp lemon per cup of milk) and waited 10 minutes before adding. I also used 1 cup of whole wheat flour in place of 1 cup of all purpose flous - a little bit of healthiness added. Mine was done in 45 minutes, so watch the time so it doesn't burn."

groovygrammy 170374
Reviewed May. 26, 2011

"Can't get the link to come up either."

Grammy Debbie 170373
Reviewed May. 26, 2011

"I can't access the link to the recipe....?"

dryare 165729
Reviewed May. 26, 2011

"This is just a deliciousmorning treat! It is cake-like, as banana bread is. I'm making my second batch in 2 days for my grandkids to devourthis holiday weekend.

I'm going to add some apple to it for an evenly more wonderful fragrance in my house.

Spiffy64 151154
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2011

"This bread was ok but it wasn't really anything like I was expecting. It didn't have a traditional raisin bread taste. It just tasted like quick bread with raisins in it. It was ok but I didn't really enjoy it."

CBrown1942 127134
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2011

"This was a nice bread...I added more raisins and cinnamon. It is a semi-sweet bread, just in case you are expecting a very sweet bread."

buffetfan 96141
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2010

"I did not find this bread tasty at all. It was very dry. Not a keeper recipe."

Kerry Amundson 105121
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2010

"I only had one 8x4 loaf pan so made one large loaf and 4 minis. Baked the minis for 30 min. Next time I am going to make muffins. I also added 1 tsp. cinnamon to the batter, plus a 1/2 cup of chopped, toasted pecans.

Thanks for sharing!"

nicolephillips 95984
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2010

"Good bread, but not much cinnamon flavor."

Candee17 96140
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2010

"Awesome recipe. Thanks TOH."

peggygivens 127130
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2010

"Quick, easy, great for a coffee break. I always keep a loaf in the freezer for drop in guests==just micro slices for about 20 seconds and it is ready to serve warrm. Yum."

MY REVIEW 208940
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2009

"Very good. The next day I made french toast with it. mmmm so good!"

Nel58 153011
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2009

"I really enjoyed making as well as eating this bread. I will use this recipe often."

DianeKastens 105112
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2009

"This was quick and easy to make. My whole family loved it!"

joanneharrington 95983
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2009

"It was very simple to make. I used a mix of ground spices along with the cinnamon,i.e. cloves, nutmeg, allspice, cardamom"

cantelope 77992
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2009

"This was very easy to make and as a plus is also very good. Crunchy I like that."

25kevin 165220
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2009

"Nice coffecake taste. I would add more cinammon next time."

theolaro 68376
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2009

"I made this yesterday and it is so good I will make it again and again."

Reviewed Nov. 14, 2009

"Very good but next time I think I will cut down on the cinnamon sugar mixture."

apples09 167381
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2009

"it sounds good, and easy."

smfeldner 153008
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2009

"What an easy way to make cinnamon raisin bread without having to break out the yeast! I plumped the raisins in boiling water (and then drained) before adding to the batter."

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