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Cinnamon Raisin Bread recipe that requires no yeast! It has fantastic raisin bread flavor and a soft texture everyone loves. Simple to make & you'll love the wonderful scent as it bakes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Quick Bread
Servings: 1 loaf


Cinnamon Raisin Bread

  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cups milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 3 tsp cinnamon

Easy Vanilla Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 TBSP melted butter
  • 1-2 TBSP milk


How to make Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread

  • Preheat your oven to 350 F. Coat a standard bread pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the egg and melted butter. Add in brown sugar and milk and stir until combined. Stir in dry ingredients. (Dough will be thick.)
  • Scoop out about 1/2 cup of bread dough and place in a smaller bowl. Add 3 tsp cinnamon and stir dough until completely incorporated.
  • Stir in raisins and vanilla to the larger portion of dough.
  • Transfer dough to the bread pan by layering & alternating the non-cinnamon dough with drops of the cinnamon dough. I first spread some of the non-cinnamon dough, then put 2 dollops of cinnamon dough on top. Layer again, repeating the same process, then take a knife and run it through all the dough, swirling in the cinnamon mixture.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 60-65 minutes. Let cool for 30 minutes, then proceed with glaze instructions below.

How to make the Easy Vanilla Glaze

  • Whisk ingredients together and let cool until glaze is thick, but still pourable. (Sometimes I find it's easier to let it cool until mostly solid, then microwave for 8-12 seconds, until glaze is just barely pourable. That's how you get a nice white coating on the bread, as opposed to having the glaze run off too much.) Pour glaze on bread, letting it run down the sides a bit. Let bread sit for 10 minutes until glaze has hardened. Slice into pieces and serve.
  • Store leftover bread in an airtight container.