Cinnamon-Raisin Quick Bread from 100 Days of Real Food

The thought of making your own bread can be daunting, but this week we’re challenging you to try making your own! Lisa Leake, author of the popular blog and upcoming cookbook 100 Days of Real Food, has the perfect recipe for easy-to-make cinnamon-raisin bread. 100 Days of Real Food is a hands-on cookbook that shows readers how to cook using wholesome natural foods and offers recipes that the whole family will love.  This bread is so delicious and easy that we’d eat it anytime!

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062_Cinnamon BreadCinnamon-Raisin Quick Bread

This bread is divine. I’d be lying if I told you otherwise. No bread machine or fancy equipment needed . . . all it takes is a little bit of time and a few wholesome ingredients, and you’ll be incredibly pleased with the outcome. Toast a slice and top it with butter for breakfast, create a sandwich with some softened cream cheese in the middle for lunch, or eat it plain as a snack. You won’t be disappointed!

Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: Less than 20 minutes
Bake Time: Less than 1 hour
Makes 1 loaf
Special tools needed: 5 x 9-inch loaf pan

1⁄2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted, plus more for greasing the pan
11⁄2 cups whole-wheat flour
11⁄2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1⁄3 cup pure maple syrup
3⁄4 cup raisins

1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. 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.

LISA’S TIP: For an extra-special weekend breakfast, use this bread to make French toast!

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