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.
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.
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
- 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 kosher salt
- 1/2 cup butter, melted, plus more for greasing the pan
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 3/4 cup raisins
- Preheat the oven to 325F. Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan with butter and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
- 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.
- Spoon the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean, 45 to 55 minutes.
The recipe has my mouth watering – I love cinnamon raisin bread, but have never made it before.
Currently making this recipe and excited to share it with my three boys for breakfast! This book looks great and would be a great resource in my house. Thanks and I love weelicious! I’ve been a regular visitor for over three years now:)
Can’t wait to try this recipe.
What a great recipe and great book!
Yum, can’t wait to try this bread! The cookbook sounds great too.
This sounds delicious!!! I will definitely have to book mark for later!
love the recipes!
I’m so excited to make this recipe!
It looks soon good!
These look yummy!
This looks yummy can’t wait to try it
I added this to my baking list! Delicious!
This looks really good!
I would love to try some of these.
Love this recipe!! Cant resist fresh baked breads.
Looks yummy. Cannot wait to try!
Going to make this tomorrow!!
Will try this!
This looks so yummy! Can’t wait to try it!!
Will try this recipe . Yum!
Yum! Will be making this -looks perfect for breakfast
Looks good! Always love the bread recipes!
This recipe looks delicious!
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This looks awesome!
This looks like a great easy breakfast idea!
I can’t wait to make this for my daughter
love that it has whole wheat in it—want to try this out….yum
can i replace the maple syrup with honey?
Will definitely have to give this one a try!
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Can’t wait to try it!
Can’t wait to try it!
Honestly the absolute fave in my house is your parsnip muffins, they are gone as fast as I can make them!
I have to try this recipe.
I love the empowerment of feeding my family real, home made foods!
I love bringing my daughter into the kitchen to help me cook meals.
This looks great!
that bread looks awesome!
Can’t wait to try this bread, looks delicious.
The bread looks yummy!
This looks so yummy!! I can’t wait to try it.
The raisin bread looks delicious!
My son has become a very picky eater when he never was before even while introducing foods to him….raisin bread however is something he loves and now i can make my own recipe…thank you for the recipe!
Raisin bread is a huge favorite around here!
Cinnamon raisin bread is a favorite in our household…
This looks great for a quick and healthy breakfast or mid morning snack!
Raisin bread was a favorite when I was kid
My son loves cinnamon raisin bread and this looks like a great alternative to store bought!
This looks delish. I bet my kids will gobble this up. Can’t wait to try it!
Excited to make this bread!
I’m guessing this cinnamon bread will be a new family favorite!
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