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This Cinnamon Raisin bread has always been a favorite for my family. We all love raisins and the cinnamon swirl makes the bread a wonderful treat to serve with coffee or just anytime. Children will love this bread, too, with a glass of milk. It never lasts long in my house.


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

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, with a spoon, stir together the butter, sugar, sour cream, buttermilk, eggs and vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture and stir till all ingredients are wet. Fold in the raisins. Spray a 9 x 5 bread pan with cooking spray and add the mixture to the pan. Then swirl in the ingredients below.


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Cinnamon Swirl:

1/2 cup white granulated sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Whisk together and spread over the bread in the pan. Take a regular kitchen knife and swirl into the dough until it is totally wet like in the photo below.

Bake bread in preheated 350 degree oven for 55 to 60 minutes until center tests done. Remove from pan after 10 minutes. Let cool completely. Add glaze below.



1/2 cup powdered sugar
3 or 4 tablespoons milk

Stir together and spread on bread.

Recipe makes 1 loaf bread. Enjoy!

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  1. This looks delicious! I plan to make this as soon as my health allows. I am an old country cook myself, from Letcher County, and I find it hard to make make many recipes without changing them in some way. But I I have to say, I have grown to trust you and make most of yours just the way you say. They turn out great! I am not as good as you and your daughtes but do have some dishes people keep asking the recipe for. Love the new newsletter also. Please keep this community going being country is not celebrated enough. Thank you

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you for the kind comment Lisa! So glad you enjoy the recipes and we are very happy to have you as a part of our community. Have a wonderful week.

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