Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread + 100 Days of Real Food Cookbook Giveaway

Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread and a Cookbook Giveaway from Weelicious

It can be tough in Los Angeles to get into a fall vibe when it’s still over 80 degrees every day in October. However, now that we’re in November, for the first time in quite a while there's a bit of a chill in the air, and I couldn't be more ready to shift with the seasons and start making hearty soups, stews and quick breads.

Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread and a Cookbook Giveaway from Weelicious

While flipping through my friend Lisa Leake's new cookbook, 100 Days of Real Food, I came across her recipe for Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread -- which, I must warn you, is insanely delicious. But before I talk about this recipe, let’s take a step back. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m betting you’ve heard of Lisa's bestselling cookbook, 100 Days of Real Food and her inspiring mission to cut out all processed food in her family's diet and eat only “real food” -- meaning whole grains, no refined sugars, tons of fruits and lots of vegetables. Lisa's story is one that will have you wanting to follow her lead and make big changes in your own family's eating habits.

Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread and a Cookbook Giveaway from Weelicious

Ok, back to her yummy quick bread. It’s made with whole wheat flour, tons of plump raisins, maple syrup for sweetness and a whole cup of apple sauce which helps make it delectably moist. At first I thought a bread made entirely with whole wheat flour might be too heavy, but I was totally surprised. Each slice was light and fluffy with the healthful taste of whole grain goodness. My kids had 2 slices each the day I made it and for their lunch the next day I used it to whip up these tasty little sandwiches slathered with cream cheese.

Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread and a Cookbook Giveaway from Weelicious

Lisa is generously offering Weelicious readers the chance to win her cookbook. For a chance to win one of the two we are giving away today just tell me what your favorite “real food” recipe is in the comment section below. Good luck -- this is a book you definitely want to get your hands on!

Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread and a Cookbook Giveaway from Weelicious

Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread and a Cookbook Giveaway from Weelicious

Cinnamon Raisins Quickbread and a Cookbook Giveaway from Weelicious

Giveaway Details

Prize_ Two (2) lucky weelicious readers will receive a copy of 100 Days of Real Food.I have not been compensated in any way. All views and opinions expressed are my own.

Duration_ This giveaway will be open until Thursday, November 13th at 11_59pm.

Who Can Enter_ Open to residents in the USA only.

How to Enter_ Leave a comment below. For more chances to win, share this giveaway on Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Google+ with the hashtag #WeeliciousGiveaways, and leave a separate comment for each letting me know you've done so.

How Winner Will Be Chosen_ The winner(s) will be chosen at random and will be notified via email. The winner(s) will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread + 100 Days of Real Food Cookbook Giveaway (makes 1 loaf )

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 55 mins

nut free

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted, plus more for greasing the pan
  • 1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup raisins

Preparation

1. Preheat the oven to 325F. Grease a loaf pan with butter and set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

3. Using a fork, mix in the eggs, applesauce, melted butter, and syrup, until well combined, taking care not to overmix. Gently fold in the raisins.

4. Spoon the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean, 45 to 55 minutes.

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.