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This Oatmeal Raisin Swirl Bread is wonderful served with coffee for breakfast. I love anything with oats and raisins and the glaze really adds to the recipe. Kids will love this with a glass of milk for a snack. It never lasts long at my house.

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup sour cream
1 stick or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 to 1 cup raisins



1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup nut pieces, pecans or walnuts (optional)

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, oats and salt. Cream sugar and eggs, add buttermilk, sour cream, melted butter and vanilla with mixer. Combine with flour mixture and mix well. Fold in raisins. Pour batter in a sprayed 9 x 5 inch bread pan. Spread the swirl mixture over the top and cut into the batter with a knife until swirled throughout the mixture. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 65 to 70 minutes until center tests done. Add glaze below.

Topping or Glaze:

3/4 cup powdered sugar
3 or 4 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Whisk together and drizzle over cooled bread.

Makes 1 loaf. Enjoy!

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  1. I made your oatmeal raisin swill bread. However even though it passed the toothpick test it was nowhere ear done. What a mess! It needs to bake for 1 hour and a half … 1 1/2 hrs…ON THE BOTTOM RACK OF THE OVEN!!!! Not a happy camper!!

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Sorry, you had a problem with this bread, Barbara. I make this bread exactly like the recipe says and it turns out fine for me. If you read the comment below on this post. Mona, also commented that she made the bread and it was “outrageously delicious”. It could be a problem with your oven temperature as all ovens are not alike. We also get great comments on Facebook on this bread. I don’t see how it could pass a test saying it was done if it was not.

  2. This oatmeal raisin swirl bread looks so delicious, will definitely have to give this recipe a try.

    Caroline x

  3. This recipe and the picture look great.. Will be making tomorrow to take to friends.. Thankyou. Sue

  4. Thank you for the recipes. I have saved a few to try at a later time.

  5. Do I have to add raisins? Will it make bread taste different? Don’t like raisins!

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Many have posted on Facebook they made the bread without raisins and it was wonderful! So give it a try.

  6. I made your oatmeal raisin swirl bread, it is outrageously delicious…!

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you Mona! So happy you enjoyed this recipe. Have a great week ahead and thank you for letting me know!

  7. I’ve loved your recipes for years plus my Facebook friends enjoy, too.

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you so much Charlette. You have made my day and I am so happy to have you as a follower. It is lovely people like you that make this site worthwhile. I am so lucky to have so many great people and so many that have been with me for so long. Thank you again for your wonderful comment here. Have a great week ahead.

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