Vegan Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bread

December 25, 2019

This Vegan Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bread is perfectly fluffy and soft, deep flavors of cinnamon, naturally sweetened, and 100% delicious! It takes less than 10 minutes to whip everything together and makes for a great healthy alternative for a little sweetness in the morning for breakfast or even right after a great meal. All vegan and gluten-free option available.

Vegan Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bread

It’s officially Christmas Eve and I’ve completed all of my Holiday baking for the remainder of the year. I know. Hooray, right?

Whelp, with that being said, I seriously couldn’t believe how long it took me to make Raisin Bread.

Honestly, Raisin Bread is one of my faves, but I never thought about making it homemade until this month.

Despite my forte for making Banana Breads, I never thought to make a Raisin Bread. It’s such a classic!

Vegan Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bread

The funny thing is—-I actually made this recipe a few times before getting it right.

The first time, I made it WAY TOO moist and the texture was terrible. Of course, after a few adjustments and a few more adjustments, I was able to perfect it.

Plus, I made this Raisin Bread mire ‘bread-like’ in texture, so it’s definitely enjoyable with a slither of vegan butter or cream cheese.

Vegan Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bread

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Vegan Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Unlike the other bread recipes that I’ve mentioned, I chose to create a bread-like texture (fluffy and soft and slightly less moist) so that I could be more versatile. I didn’t want it to feel like I was eating cake.

If you’ve been an avid reader of Orchids + Sweet Tea, then you know that my go-to flours are by Bob’s Red Mill.

I love using their organic flours and often get their other line of products such as baking soda, GF flours, oats, etc.

For this recipe, I wanted the raisins to just melt-in-your-mouth, so I chose to soak them for 10-15 minutes in boiling water to soften them. In addition, the raisin become more plump, which means “More raisins in very bite”. Haha.

WHAT YOU’LL LOVE MOST ABOUT THIS RECIPE?

Super soft + tender.

Easy to make.

Minimal ingredients.

One bowl required.

All Vegan + Gluten-Free option available.

Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert.

Naturally sweetened.

Delicious with EVERY. SINGLE. BITE.

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Vegan Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Now, let’s dig right into this recipe, shall we?

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line a loaf pan with parchment paper (or grease it using vegan butter).

Combine the ‘flax eggs’, coconut oil, vanilla, maple syrup, and Almond milk together in a large bowl and mix until well combined.

Then stir in both flours, the baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and sea salt and mix until well incorporated! **Try not to over-mix!**

Gently fold in the raisins until well incorporated.

Place batter in the prepared loaf pan and Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick or knife that is inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Once done, remove bread from oven and let it cool for a bit before removing it from loaf pan to full cool.

Slice and enjoy!

Bon Appetit!

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Vegan Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bread
Vegan Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Vegan Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic all-purpose baking flour (I use Bob's Red Mills; See Notes!)
  • 3/4 cup organic Artisan bread flour (I use Bob's Red Mills; See Notes!)
  • 2 Tbsps ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 'Flax eggs' (See Notes!)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (See Notes!)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (See Notes!)
  • 1/4 cup Almond milk (I use Califia Farms; You can use your favorite plant-based milk)
  • 1 cup organic raisins, soaked (See Notes!)

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line a loaf pan with parchment paper (or grease it using vegan butter).
  • Combine the 'flax eggs', coconut oil, vanilla, maple syrup, and Almond milk together in a large bowl and mix until well combined.
  • Then stir in both flours, the baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and sea salt and mix until well incorporated! **Try not to over-mix!**
  • Gently fold in the raisins until well incorporated.
  • Place batter in the prepared loaf pan and Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick or knife that is inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Once done, remove bread from oven and let it cool for a bit before removing it from loaf pan to full cool.
  • Slice and enjoy!
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

STORAGE: Refrigerate leftover bread by tightly wrapping it in foil paper or keeping it fully covered in a cake stand—lasts up to a week. Can also be stored at room temperature for up to 2-3 days.
SWEETENER: You can always use agave syrup, Vegan honey, or date syrup, date syrup or nectar as a substitute for maple syrup. For vegan honey—-Bee Free Honee, click link.
GLUTEN-FREE VERSION: To make this bread GF, I recommend using a GF Flour Blend (Bob’s Red Mills has a great version!). **NOTE: If the bread mixture is too ‘thin + runny’, simply add additional GF flour, 1/4 cup at a time.**
OIL: Instead of coconut oil, you can also use vegetable oil, if preferred.
MILK: You can use any plant-based milk for this recipe. I love using Califia Farm’s Almond Vanilla or Oats + Roasted Almonds Milk or So Delicious Dairy-Free’s Almond Milk, however, you can use Soy, regular Almond, Macadamia, Coconut, etc.
FLAX EGGS: 2 Tbsps of flaxseed meal + 6 Tbsps water = 2 ‘flax eggs’. Whisk flaxseed meal and water in a small bowl until well combined and let sit for 10 minutes. Mixture should be thick.** Continue recipe!**
RAISINS: To prep raisins, simply place them in a small bowl and cover with boiling water for 10-15 minutes. ***NOTE: Raisins should plump up and swell**. Drain and continue recipe.
 

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  1. Hi. I made this for the 1st time today, but I used all purpose unbleached flour as I didn’t have artisan flour. I didn’t make any other changes, followed the recipe to the letter, but it was more ‘stiff’ than spreadable. Also, once the time was up, my bread stayed the size as it went in the pan. It did not rise at all. The top was rather hard and crunchy (I didn’t over-bake it) but the centre was more ‘bread’ like. Otherwise, it smelled delicious while baking and was tasty. I didn’t use a mixer, but did it by hand. Is this how it should be? Thanks as I want to try again.

    • Hi Donna! Yes, it definitely is more ‘crunchy’ on the outside and ‘bread-like’ on the inside, so your results were just right! Also, it usually doesn’t rise that much with this specific recipe. I’m glad that you enjoyed it! 🙂

  2. Really enjoyed this and love that is it not too sweet! I made with whole wheat flour 🙂 thank you for posting and sharing ! It’s definitely a nice alternative when your craving a cinnamon roll 😀

    • Hi Nicole! I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed this Bread! It’s definitely a favorite in our house! 🙂

  3. I love your healthy twist on cinnamon raisin bread . This bread had bold flavor and fluffy and soft. I had mine with a cup of herbal tea and it was a perfect breakfast. Thanks for such a great recipe.

  4. Is there anything more comforting than a slice of cinnamon raisin bread for breakfast with tea? I remember is so fondly as a child! I love this version and am totally sharing it with my bestie!

  5. This cinnamon raisin bread looks so good! The spices are perfect, I can see this making an excellent gift over the holidays! My sister is vegan so I know she will just love this!

  6. I made this loaf for holiday breakfast – and because it keeps so well, I was able to make it well in advance! Such a wonderful bread, so much delicious cinnamon flavor, and can’t wait to make it again!

  7. I love finding healthy versions of foods my family loves. I need to make this for my son and husband would love having something a bit sweet in the morning. Great post!