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Cinnamon Raisin Beer Bread Recipe

This Cinnamon Raisin Beer Bread recipe creates a tender, lightly sweetened loaf stuffed with plump raisins and swirled with cinnamon. It’s perfect for holiday gifting!

Cinnamon Raisin Beer Bread Recipe

This recipe was created for my client California Raisins via the Kitchen PLAY network, but all opinions are my own.

As soon as Thanksgiving was over this year, I started thinking about baking. There’s something about the merriment of the season that makes me yearn for the scent of baking sweets wafting through the house.

During the holiday season, I also love gifting delicious baked goods to friends, families and coworkers. Once upon a time, that meant whipping up dozens of varieties of baked goods, and packaging them as pretty as can be into gift baskets. But sometimes simple is better — a batch of favorite scones or a full-size loaf of a totally delicious bread. (HINT: You can still go pretty with the packaging!)

Like this one.

Cinnamon Raisin Beer Bread Recipe

Cinnamon Raisin Beer Bread only requires a five ingredients to create a tender, moist loaf. Yes, it’s super easy — but it’s also perfect for enjoying slice by slice, toasting and buttering, using for sandwiches (PBJ!) or even transforming into French toast. But what’s really awesome about it is that it’s sweetened naturally — with a lot of naturally sweet California Raisins and a hint of honey.

Did I mention that it has only five ingredients? This is a perfect loaf for making, sharing and gifting.

And psst! I’m so excited to be working with California Raisins on their “Sweet. Naturally.” campaign. Raisins can add so much flavor to recipes with their natural sweetness. And since they’re high in antioxidants, and a good source of nutrients like potassium, iron and dietary fiber, these fat and cholesterol free dried fruits are a fantastic addition to sweet and savory recipes.

Beer Bread with Cinnamon and Raisins

In this bread, they turn a normally savory loaf into something with just the right amount of sweetness.

What’s your favorite way to enjoy raisins?

Cinnamon Raisin Beer Bread
Cinnamon Raisin Beer Bread

Cinnamon Raisin Beer Bread

Yield: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour


  • 2 2/3 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 cup California Raisins
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 12 oz. bottle beer, (lager recommended)
  • 3 tbsp  honey


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease an 8.5-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, raisins and cinnamon. Add the beer and stir to combine. Drizzle in the honey and stir again. Pour the batter into the loaf pan and tap gently to even out.
  3. Bake for 45-50 minutes, until cooked through. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan.
  4. Enjoy hot or cooled.

Barbara | Creative Culinary

Monday 8th of December 2014

I've been making beer bread since I moved to Colorado and discovered 'Coors Beer Bread' the first time. Now why I have never bothered to try it with cinnamon and raisins is beyond me but that will change VERY soon. I think I might even need an icing drizzle. I wish I had some now!

claire @the realistic nutritionist

Monday 8th of December 2014

Beer and cinnamon in one? Sign me up!

Lauren @ Healthy Delicious

Monday 8th of December 2014

I can't get over how short the ingredients list on this recipe is - gotta love it!

Nutmeg Nanny

Monday 8th of December 2014

I love that you took beer bread and made it!

Cookin Canuck

Sunday 7th of December 2014

Only 5 ingredients in this bread? Count me in! I'll bet this would be great with a light smear of butter on it.

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