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Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread

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
  • Makes
    2 loaves (12 slices each)


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


  • 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.
  • Spoon half the batter into 2 greased 8x4-in. loaf pans. Sprinkle with half of the reserved cinnamon sugar; repeat layers. Cut through batter with a knife to swirl.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 204 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 231mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Kathy
    Oct 23, 2020

    I just finished my first slice, which I buttered and warmed slightly and all I can say is YUMMY! It's moist and tender with just the right amount of cinnamon. My BF said "really, really good". It's easy to put together - will be making this many times.

  • Meghan
    Oct 17, 2020

    This was so easy and delicious! Will definitely be making this again.

  • Bernadette
    Sep 1, 2020

    Since I only wanted one loaf, I took a tip from another reviewer, I halved the recipe except for the cinnamon sugar that is layered in the middle and on top.. My own tweak was to leave in the full quantity of raisins (1/2 cup). It was great -- moist inside and crackly on top. Despite the added sugar, it wasn't too sweet. This will go in my book of favorite recipes.

  • Littlewhitedovcj
    Apr 27, 2020

    No comment left

  • Suzanne
    Apr 22, 2020

    I made this for my husband. I accidentally put in too much liquid, so it came out more like bread pudding. It's a really good dessert, though! :)

  • Lori
    Apr 25, 2019

    Its only showing 4 ingredients. Wheres the rest?

  • lucy gabrovic
    Apr 25, 2019

    This sounds like a tasty bread but only the dry ingredients are listed. Please list all ingredients. Thanks!

  • fran
    Apr 24, 2019

    Why can't I print this recipe?

  • hchambers
    Jun 20, 2018

    This was a good quick bread recipe. I did add more raisins because It makes for better bread in my opinion. This is good to have on hand for breakfast.

  • Donna
    Feb 7, 2018

    We really liked this bread but not the hard crust on top formed by the cinnamon sugar. I will continue to make this, but only put the cinnamon swirl inside.