Cinnamon Raisin Bread

This Cinnamon Raisin Bread recipe reminds me of Sunday afternoons in front of the fire when you’ve had a big roast lunch and you just want something small for your tea.  I got the inspiration for this recipe from my Grain-Free Bread.  It’s one of my favourite recipes and I’d been thinking about doing a sweet version for a while and Cinnamon Raisin is one of my favourite flavour combinations.  In fact my Cinnamon & Raisin Cookies are great too – you should check out the recipe!Cinnamon Raisin Bread by Emma Eats & Explores - Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Paleo, SCD, Specific Carbohydrate Diet, Vegetarian and Primal

To make the bread, start by preheating your oven to 180C (350F) and line a loaf tin with a parchment loaf tin liner – I like to use these Loaf Tin Liners just because they’re so simple and easy to use, but you could always just cut some greaseproof paper to size and use that or grease the tin instead (although I’ve not tried that way).  For the base of this bread I use Meridian Crunchy Almond Butter.  I think the sweet roasted almond flavour goes really well with the Cinnamon and Raisin flavours and I like the small  almond pieces in it, but you could use the smooth version or a different nut butter if you prefer.

Spoon the almond butter into a mixing bowl and then add the almond flour, eggs, raisins, cinnamon and honey.  It’s a one bowl recipe so all you do now is mix everything together which does require quite a lot of mixing in order to make sure everything is combined.  Finally add the bicarbonate of soda and stir everything really well to ensure the raisins are evenly distributed throughout the mixture.  The mixture will be really sloppy – more like a cake batter and not like a dough at all.

Pour the batter into the pre-lined loaf tin – I use this Loaf Tin (which is 9×5 inches) and in a tin this size the mixture comes pretty close to the top.  This is fine as the bread doesn’t rise very much while baking, maybe only a centimetre or so.  Cinnamon Raisin Bread by Emma Eats & Explores - Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Paleo, SCD, Specific Carbohydrate Diet, Vegetarian and Primal

The tin then goes into the oven for 35-40 mins or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the middle.  Once baked, turn it out onto a cooling rack and allow to cool down.  If  you’re anything like me though you’ll want try a piece straight away!  It cuts slightly better when it’s cold, but who can wait that long!  And it tastes so much better when it’s warm.

This bread reminds me of a malt loaf or tea bread that I used to eat as a child.  The cinnamon flavour is not too strong and the bread itself is not very sweet so it’s perfect for adding your favourite toppings to.   I think it tastes best, thickly sliced and toasted with lots of butter – you can also add some honey if you like things really sweet.  I also like it with mashed banana and a sprinkling of more cinnamon!  Delicious for breakfast, dessert or just as a snack!

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Cinnamon Raisin Bread by Emma Eats & Explores - Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Paleo, SCD, Specific Carbohydrate Diet, Vegetarian and Primal
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35-40 mins
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35-40 mins
Cinnamon Raisin Bread by Emma Eats & Explores - Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Paleo, SCD, Specific Carbohydrate Diet, Vegetarian and Primal
  1. Preheat oven to 180C (350F) and line a 9x5 loaf tin with a parchment liner or paper.
  2. Combine almond butter, almond flour, eggs, raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg and honey in a large bowl and mix well.
  3. Add the bicarbonate of soda and mix well again to ensure even distribution of all the ingredients.
  4. Pour the batter into the lined loaf tin and put it in to the oven for 35-40 mins or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the middle of the loaf.
  5. Allow to cool on a cooling rack. It's easiest to slice once it has cooled down.
  6. Serve thickly sliced (it's best with butter and honey!)
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Allergy Information for Cinnamon Raisin Bread

This Cinnamon Raisin Bread is suitable for the following diets:

Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined-Sugar Free, Paleo, Primal, Specific Carbohydrate Diet – SCD, Vegetarian.

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76 Comments Add yours

  1. MMMM! I have never made bread before and this needs to CHANGE!

  2. Charmaine says:

    That looks so delicious! Going in my “must try” folder!

  3. momsvilleusa2014 says:

    Looks so simple and easy to make. I’m sure my kids would love this.

  4. Yes, I agree with you about the cinnamon bread recipe sitting in front of the fire. Sounds like the perfect time to have it. Will check it out for sure. -Cass

  5. Joely Smith says:

    I am with Oprea, I LOVE BREAD! I am always looking for new recipes and this is a WIN!
    Going to make it this weekend! Thanks so much.

  6. Carmen Nichole says:

    This looks so yummy! We love raisin bread, but I haven’t tried making my own. Maybe I will soon! 🙂

  7. Amber says:

    Bread thrills me, so I’d certainly like this. Plus cinnamon has always made me happy.

  8. This looks delicious! I have been making more bread lately so I will try this!

  9. Sarah Bailey says:

    I love the scent and taste of cinnamon, not to mention it’s health benefit especially to our brain. A bread loaded with so many nutrients of honey, almond, raisin, and cinnamon should always be prepared and given to our kids for their snack.

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      Oooh what are the health benefits – another reason to eat the bread is always great!

  10. Julie Porter says:

    I really need to make this for my husband, I think he would love it and it would be so much healthier for him since it is grain free.

  11. erinklema says:

    Looks delicious, Emma! I loved cinnamon raisin bread as a kid. It was my favorite “naughty” breakfast food. It’s so good toasted.

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      I love it – it’s like cake for breakfast!

  12. momknowsbest15 says:

    I love that this is gluten free. I might just have to make a loaf tomorrow

  13. The pictures are making me hungry. If I don’t have almond flour and almond butter, what can I substitute? Would an equal amount of regular flour work? What would you suggest using in place of the almond butter?

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      I don’t cook with gluten or grains I’m afraid Kelly – I’m intolerant to theM. If you have any peanut butter then that would work but the bread would obviously taste more peanutty as it’s quite a strong flavour!

  14. Joscelyn | Wife Mama Foodie says:

    Yum! Cinnamon raisin bread toasted with peanut butter is one of my favorite snacks! Definitely need to try making my own at home sometime soon!!

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      OOOh Peanut Butter on it sounds amazing – will have to try that!

  15. Karlyn Cruz says:

    This is my kind of breakfast! I would love to try it at home with your fantastic recipe.

  16. Cait Weingartner says:

    Yum! This Cinnamon Raisin Bread looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it, and will probably end up eating the whole loaf myself!

  17. Elizabeth O. says:

    Another awesome recipe to try! I love cinnamon with bread, it’s the perfect ingredient to add flavor to your morning carb!

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      It’s great isn’t is – especially when it’s cold out. Cinnamon is so warming!

  18. This recipe is so simple!!! I should definitely try it at home. Looks absolutely delicious <3 Thanks for sharing it.

    Cheers, Eliza |

  19. nlampert says:

    I love cinnamon raisin toast! You’re right– it’s the perfect little treat to have with a cup of tea. I’ll have to try your recipe soon!

  20. This bread looks SOOOOOOO good!

  21. taylormonaco says:

    This post is just drool-worthy! So yummy!

  22. Ana Bazquez says:

    This looks so delicious and like something I’d actually be able to make! Yummmers!

  23. kage2015 says:

    We love homemade cinnamon raisin bread but I use our homegrown fresh ground wheat flour. I was surprised at the number of eggs used.

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      You need lots of eggs when you bake with almond flour to help bind everything together as it doesn’t contain any gluten 🙂

  24. I’m an absolute sucker for all cinnamon sweets, this must be fantastic!

  25. bitesofflavor says:

    YUM!! I love making bread like this at home. I like that you used peanut butter!

  26. Krysten says:

    Cinnamon Raisin Bread reminds me of my childhood, my mom would make things like this all the time. I love that you made it paleo and now I can make something that reminds me of when I was little!

  27. Is there anything better than homemade bread? Can’t wait to try this bread with a huge cup of coffee!!

  28. Ooo I gotta make this for my hubby!!! He loooooves the sunmaid one so I am sure he will adore me for making a homemade version!

  29. Azlin Bloor says:

    This looks amazing Emma! I’d love it straight out of the oven but I can just see me dunking it in tea! Total yum, I dunk everything!

  30. Leigh Anne says:

    My grandmother used to make this bread. It was always so yummy with the butter on it after warmed. I need to make some.

  31. janella2016 says:

    This look delish however I am so fascinated that they have liners that big for a pan I thought only muffin sizes were available

  32. Yum! I bet your house smelled amazing while you were baking these! It has been far too long since I have made cinnamon bread, and my kids love homemade bread. I’ll be making it this weekend!

  33. twoboysonepup says:

    Yum! I love cinnamon raisin bread! What’s funny is, I won’t eat raisins any other way! Thanks for sharing!

  34. Amber says:

    mouthwatering! my next home project

  35. Love cinnamon. I will have to try this. I’m always interested in new gluten free recipes. I bet no one will ever notice that it is gluten free!

  36. Jessica Kromer says:

    Yum, this bread looks delicious. I’m going to have to try this one Sunday morning. Thanks for sharing!

  37. Your Cinnamon Raisin Bread sounds delicious. Easy recipe to follow. I have bought this in the store but would love to make it. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  38. Samantha says:

    looks delicious

  39. Guenny says:

    This looks tasty. I love baking, I will try and make this one of these days. By the way, I like your recipe plugin too. 🙂

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      Thanks its WP Utimate Recipe!

  40. Hrakaridi says:

    Its seems so delicious and yummy … I ll definitely try this recipe 🙂

  41. Jessica says:

    This looks super easy to make and delicious! I love making breads!

  42. Your cinnamon raisin bread looks delicious. I’ve been baking on the weekends so might give this a try.

  43. what a lovely baking creation, looks soooo good! great post 🙂 xo

  44. This looks so yummy. We always makes loaf bread around the holidays.

  45. Looks delish. I’ve got to try this one at home.

  46. Isaly Holland says:

    You always have such nice recipes! I love the taste of cinnamon.

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      Thanks Isaly – thats really lovely to hear!

  47. I love love love making my own bread at home. It just tastes so fresh! Will try out your recipe ASAP! Thanks for sharing 😀

  48. Ance Antovska says:

    Looks delicious easy to make and I love baking. Great recipe.

  49. Ree love30 says:

    Cinnamon reminds me of Christmas! I would take this gorgeous bread, spread a load of real butter on and eat the whole lot! Ree love30

  50. The Soul of Seoul says:

    I LOVE a good cinnamon raisin bread recipe. I did find out that my little one doesn’t really like raisins yet though as she picked them all out, but I love eating the whole thing myself. ^^

  51. Michelle S. says:

    I always enjoy a good cinnamon raisin bread, who doesn’t love baked goods, it’s a weakness of mien. This recipe looks scrumptious.

  52. that looks really good! i love cin bread. makes the house smell so good when baking.

  53. Neha Verma says:

    Aah…cinnamon. I can already imagine what the aura of this bread will be like. I am definitely going to give it a try

  54. Mmmmm mmm. I can smell and taste the cinnamon while reading your post. Your pictures are fabulous. I am getting hungry right now!

  55. perfectstormbff says:

    Cinnamon Bread is one of my favorites! I like to add lots of walnuts to mine whenever I make it!

  56. I love Cinnamon Raisin Bread! Yummy!

  57. Sarah says:

    Thanks so much for this recipe Emma. I make this bread most weekends and it always turns out great and is loved by the non-SCD members of my family too.
    I use smooth cashew butter in mine which works really well. Occasionally I’ve had to use coconut flour when I’ve run out of almond flour – this works too, although I use less coconut flour than the amount stated for almond flour as it absorbs more liquid.
    I love that this bread is so quick and easy to make! It also keeps well – a loaf usually lasts us 5 days. I do sometimes slice it and freeze pieces which I then toast later.

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      Thanks so much Sarah – I love this bread too but I’m always on the lookout for other recipes to try.
      Have you tried the Hot cross Buns? I make them with smooth Cashew Butter and the recipe is very similar!

  58. Anne Ambuhl says:

    What’s the carb coumt?

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      I’m afraid I don’t use carb counts Anne so you’d have to plug the ingredients into a website. My medical diet (grain, gluten & refined sugarfree) is not specifically a low carb diet but many of the recipes are low carb due to the ingredients I can cook with.

  59. This looks so amazing! I have not had breakfast yet this morning. Now I am weighing the possibility of waiting to make this and enjoy it! 🙂

  60. Lorie says:

    Oh perfect. Reminds me of childhood. We had a bakery nearby that made the best cinnamon raisin bread!!

  61. Caroline says:

    This looks amazing! I’ll bookmark this to try.

  62. Alexis says:

    I’ve been craving all things cinnamon lately and this bread looks delicious! I’m going to have to make this soon (minus the raisins).

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