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Easy Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Easy Cinnamon Raisin Bread is a no yeast quick loaf, with a delicious brown sugar and cinnamon filling and topping with a sprinkle of raisins.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 215kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen


Cinnamon Raisin Bread Batter

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup raisins


  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon


  • Pre-heat oven to 350°, grease and flour a 9 1/2 inch loaf pan.
  • In a medium bowl add boiling water and the raisins.  Let sit for approximately 15-20, then drain and towel dry.
  • TOPPING - In a small bowl mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon.  Remove one tablespoon and toss with the raisins, set aside.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a medium size bowl.
  • In a large bowl cream the butter, then add the sugar in three parts, beating between each addition until creamy, then add the egg and continue to beat until light approximately 5 minutes.
  • Add the dry ingredients alternately with the milk to the creamed mixture, combine.
  • Spoon half the batter into the prepared loaf pan and top with the the topping (not the raisins).  Spoon the remaining batter on top and sprinkle with the raisin mixture.  Bake for approximately 40-60 minutes, test for doneness with a toothpick.  Let cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar or eat warm.  Enjoy!


Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg