Hearty, perfectly sweet and spiced Cinnamon Raisin Paleo Breakfast Bread is great alone or toasted with your favorite butter or nut butter. You don’t have to miss bread at breakfast with this grain free, dairy free, healthy and hearty Paleo cinnamon raisin bread!
Does anyone NOT have beautifully fond memories of cinnamon raisin bread?
To be honest, I love cinnamon raisin bread, toasted, with butter, nut butter and jelly, bananas, you get it. But, even fonder in my memory are those glorious, dense, chewy, crispy New York cinnamon raisin BAGELS! And now I’m sad, because this bread is awesome, but, no, I still haven’t made bagels, let alone the real-deal New York cinnamon raisin bagels that I grew up on.
And the cinnamon, raisins, and butter if you’re so inclined. This Paleo cinnamon raisin breakfast bread is hearty, awesome toasted, but pretty perfect on its own.
Ingredients in Cinnamon Raisin Paleo Breakfast Bread
- Almond butter
- Maple syrup
- Vanilla extract
- Almond flour
- Tapioca flour
- Cinnamon & nutmeg
- Sea salt
- Pecans for topping (optional)
Baking with Applesauce Instead of Oil
Wanna know something exciting yet actually not so exciting? Of course you do! That is basically my entire blog summed up. Anyway, this is the first time I’ve baked with applesauce, um, EVER!
So weird, right? I never bought into the whole “applesauce to replace oil” movement and baking with bananas always seemed more attractive to me. As it turns out, the applesauce in this recipe surprised me in a more than pleasant sort of way. I’m sure the almond butter didn’t hurt either, but does it ever?
What Does Applesauce Do for Baking?
Not only does the applesauce replace the oil in this easy Paleo breakfast bread recipe, it also adds nutritious fiber and a delicious subtle taste.
Plus, just like baking with oil, baking with applesauce keeps baked goods extra moist – a necessity for a good loaf of cinnamon raisin bread!
How to Make Cinnamon Raisin Bread
Step 1. Whisk together the wet ingredients in a large bowl.
Step 2. Combine all of the dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
Step 3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir them until just combined. Be sure not to over-mix the batter, so that your bread rises and doesn’t become too dense.
Step 4. Fold in the raisins and pour the batter into a prepared loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes.
Step 5. Remove from the oven, allow to cool on a rack, then slice and enjoy!
How to Serve Cinnamon Raisin Bread
-Spread a slice with Kerrygold butter and chow down
-Spread with almond butter and a sugar free jam for a delicious take on a pb&j sandwich
The possibilities are endless! The moment this almond flour bread came out of the oven – before I sliced it, even before I put it on the cooling rack – I knew it was special! And I was seriously right!
This loaf of cinnamon raisin Paleo breakfast bread was so insanely delicious (I say it a lot, but TRUST) that it disappeared within hours. Go start the oven because you need to bake this cinnamon raisin Paleo breakfast bread, like, NOW!
Hearty Cinnamon Raisin Paleo Breakfast Bread
Hearty Cinnamon Raisin Paleo Breakfast Bread
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2/3 cup creamy almond butter
- 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 and 1/4 cups blanched almond flour
- 1/4 cup tapioca flour
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp fine grain sea salt
- 1/2 cup raisins
- Optional finely chopped pecans to sprinkle on top*
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a medium size loaf pan** with parchment paper with a couple of inches overlapping for easy removal later on
- In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, applesauce, almond butter, maple syrup and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine the almond flour, tapioca flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and salt.
- Stir the dry mixture into the wet until just combined, then gently fold in the raisins
- Transfer the mixture into the parchment lined loaf pan using a spatula to scrape the bowl. Spread out evenly in the pan and sprinkle with finely chopped pecans if desired*
- Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean and the top is deep golden brown.
- Remove from oven and allow to sit in the pan for 2 minutes before picking up both sides of the parchment paper to transfer the loaf to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Cool on the wire rack at least 1 hour before slicing and serving. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to one week - you can toast the bread by the slice before serving.
- Enjoy alone or with your favorite butter or nut butter! We toasted ours and spread it with Kerrygold salted butter for an incredible breakfast treat!
*I used about 1/4 cup chopped
**I used a Wilton 8.5"x4.5" but you can also use a 9x5
Want more delicious Paleo breakfast breads? Try one of these!
Favorite breakfast bread growing up?
If you’re from the NY area do you ever mourn bagels? (Might be the one food I’d agree to get sick on)
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