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Quick Cinnamon-Raisin Bread

Cinnamon-Raisin Quick Bread

This cinnamon-scented raisin quick bread will make any kitchen feel cozy. Using no eggs or dairy, this moist bread is perfect for breakfast or with coffee or tea. After the first day or so, the sliced bread is good toasted. Serve with jam, vegan buttery spread — or just plain. Photos by Evan Atlas.

Cinnamon-Raisin Quick Bread

Quick Cinnamon-Raisin Bread

This cinnamon-scented raisin quick bread will make any kitchen feel cozy. Using no eggs or dairy, this moist bread is perfect for breakfast or with coffee or tea.
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Course: Quick bread
Cuisine: Vegan / Healthy
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 10 to 12
Author: Veg Kitchen


  • 2 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons safflower oil
  • 1/4 cup plain or vanilla unsweetened nondairy milk or as needed
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons natural granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon safflower oil
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts for topping optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine the first 3 (dry) ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir together.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the applesauce, maple syrup, vanilla, oil, and enough nondairy milk to make a smooth, stiff batter. Stir until thoroughly mixed, then stir in the raisins.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon, sugar, and oil. Stir until the cinnamon and sugar are evenly moistened with the oil.
  • Sprinkle half the mixture into the batter, then gently fold the batter over. Sprinkle in the rest, then fold the batter gently over again.
  • Pour the batter into a lightly oiled 9-by 5-by 3-inch loaf pan. Sprinkle with the top with the walnuts if desired.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and crusty, or until a knife inserted into the center tests clean.
  • When cool enough to handle, carefully remove the bread from the pan, place it on a rack or platter, and allow it to cool until just warm before slicing.


Nutrition information
Per slice: Calories: 204;  Total fat: 4g;  Protein: 4g;  Fiber: 4.1g;  Carbs: 41g;  Sodium: 196 mg

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Cinnamon-Raisin Quick Bread

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  • Reply
    January 9, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    This recipe sounds like a “piece of cake!” Would substituting mashed ripe bananas for the applesauce work and require any modifications?

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      January 9, 2016 at 2:16 pm

      Hilda, my guess is that bananas would work well in the same quantity. Please report back if you give it a try!

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    Tina Kaufman
    January 9, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    The instructions mention yogurt, but yogurt is not listed in the ingredients. How much yogurt?

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      January 9, 2016 at 2:16 pm

      Tina, so sorry for the error … we updated the recipe to use applesauce instead of yogurt, as we’ve veganized everything on the site. So now it’s correct. Hope you enjoy the results!

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    January 24, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    What temperature for baking?

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      January 24, 2016 at 2:58 pm

      Oh, sorry! It’s 350 degrees. Recipe has been updated; thanks for the eagle eye!

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    January 24, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    No problem! Thanks for the quick response. I had another question. Can I omit the oil to make it lower in fat? Will it affect consistency? I don’t mind if it’s dense. Also, I think the vanilla extract was missing in the steps. I added it with the other wet ingredients.

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      January 24, 2016 at 3:27 pm

      Wow, you really are my editor today! I’ve added the vanilla to the instructions. I’ve never made this without oil, but it would probably work. Add a couple of extra tablespoons of applesauce to the batter. Let me know how this works out!

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