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Friday, July 6, 2012

A Simple Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread





From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...The delivery of these loaves marked the last of my coffee and pot-luck commitments until meetings and volunteer activity begin again in the fall. I had not intended to feature this simple and nearly effortless quick bread here, but it was so well-received I thought some of you might be able to use the recipe for commitments of your own. It delivers bang for the buck and there is virtually no sweat equity involved in its creation. Better still, it can be made with a wooden spoon or whisk, so this makes it a great recipe to prepare in the barely equipped kitchens of summer rentals. It is  also a great recipe to share with kids who like to cook. The recipe is very easy to follow and the only caution I have to share with you comes from my own experience. This bread stales quickly, so,  if you won't be able to finish both loaves on the day they are made, freeze one or cut the recipe in half. This is one of those treats that is sufficient to the day. It will neither make nor break your reputation as a cook, but if you need something to feed a gang and don't have a lot of time to fuss, I think you'll like this sweet bread. Here's the recipe.

Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Flo Burtnett and Taste of Home Magazine

Ingredients:

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

Directions:
1) Combine the flour, 1-1/2 cups sugar, soda and salt in a large bowl.
2) Whisk eggs, buttermilk and oil in another bowl. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in raisins.
3) Combine cinnamon and reserved 1/2 cup sugar in a small bowl. Set aside.
4) Spoon half of batter into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Sprinkle with half of reserved cinnamon-sugar; repeat layers. Cut through batter with a knife to swirl.
5) Bake at 350 degrees F for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves (12 slices each).




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28 comments :

Hovkonditorn said...

Delicious and the aroma of cinnamon is wonderful!

Guru Uru said...

This is such a simple yet deliciously effective bread my friend :D

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

Gloria said...

I love this raisin bread Mary; is perfect!

Coleens Recipes said...

I'll bet the buttermilk really makes a difference.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

This does sound good, I've bookmarked it for coffee with Ma-thanks:@)

Priya said...

Incredible bread, simply makes me drool..

Martha said...

I have to bring something to bible study next week and I think this might just be the perfect treat!

http://platanosmangoes.com said...

You say simple I say delicious.

I do not know what I did but I lost about 300 of my e-mails and your posts along with all others. I do not know what I did so I do apologize for not commenting on past posts.

Jenn said...

I love simple these days... it's too hot to really put any effort into making anything right now. Love quick breads and especially cinnamon quick breads! Looks lovely, Mary, thanks for sharing!

Tricia @ saving room for dessert said...

Very nice sweet bread Mary! I could hurt myself on this one :) Have a great weekend.

anne said...

Lovely flavor and it looks delicious ! I have this organic cinnamon that has been sulking in our cupboard so as a pack of petrified raisins :D Will try that recipe sometime !

Ellen B Cookery said...

This is perfect for me to use this summer. I'm having guests from France and they love sweet bread in the morning with their coffee. (They also like croissants with ham and cheese if you'd like to post a croissant recipe in the near future). Thanks so much for sharing!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

That sounds so easy. I am going to try it with Creme fraiche as buttermilk is almost impossible to get here. Thanks, have a good weekend Diane

Suzie said...

I like the idea of the buttermilk in it. This sounds simple yet yummy!

David said...

Mary, Thanks for the recipe! My wife loves cinnamon toast and this would be a definite step up the ladder of flavor... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

From the Kitchen said...

In this, our constant heat, it's good to have something simple on the menu. Better yet, to have one already in the freezer. I think I might just head into the kitchen right after my nap!

Best,
Bonnie

Jeanne said...

Blessings my lovely friend.
Your visits and your kind words mean more to me than you will ever know.

Love Jeanne♥

Eileen said...

Sounds like it would be great with a cup of tea. I'm going to pin it to my recipe board. :)

Dining Alone said...

Any recipe simple enough to get the kids involved sounds right up my alley :) This looks delicious. Have a great weekend.

Angie's Recipes said...

A simple and lovely quick bread. I love cinnamon!

JG said...

A Cinnamon Bread with Raisins is a favorite! I'm bookmarking this recipe, Mary, to bake next week when our temps are a bit cooler. Thanks!
~Judy

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Your quick breads always look so delicious! They always catch my eye particularly because quick breads were one of the first things I learned to bake.

Juliana said...

Mary, what a tasty and pretty quick bread...like the cinnamon with raisins...it will be perfect with a cup of coffee :)
Have a great weekend!

Kim said...

This bread looks pretty pretty good!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh this bread looks so delicious!!

Jessica@AKitchenAddiction said...

I love simple bread recipes! This sounds absolutely delicious!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Mary - This has a lot going for it - great flavor and easy to make. Pinning it for future reference.

Joanne said...

This would be perfect to have on hand for a summer morning treat!

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