Whole Wheat Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread

I have a confession to make.  I am not very good at making yeast breads!  I have tried for years and I think I just don’t have the patience to knead the dough properly.  However, quick breads I can whip up like a pro! The thing I love about quick breads is that they tend to be a little sweeter than regular bread but you can still fill them with all sorts of healthy ingredients.  This bread contains whole wheat flour, raisins, and nuts so I am thrilled if my kids want to consider it desert!  Grinding the whole wheat flour was incredibly simple once I actually found the wheat berries at the health food store!

whole wheat quick bread

If you are having trouble finding wheat berries at your local grocery store, try someplace like Whole Foods or a natural foods store.  Whole wheat flour is loaded with fiber and nutrients that are missing in traditional white flours.  The aroma of the flour right after grinding is heavenly…a little bit nutty and earthy.  Just delicious!  The Wonder Mill just zipped right through it, turning it into fresh flour in just a few seconds.

whole wheat flour for quick breadOne tip when you are making quick breads:  Make double!  Doubling the recipe is simple and you just wrap the second one well in plastic wrap and store in the freezer.  That way, you only have to dirty all those dishes once but get multiple tasty loaves for your effort! For this recipe, you can put whatever dried fruit you want in it and mix up the type of nuts you add.  Try blueberries with almonds or cranberries with pecans.  The options are just about endless!

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread

wondermill whole wheat quick bread

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large bowl combine flours, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and salt
  3. In a smaller bowl, combine buttermilk, oil, and eggs in a large bowl; stir with a whisk until well blended. Pour into dry ingredients and mix gently.
  4. Add nuts and raisins into batter, mixing gently
  5. Spoon batter into an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on a wire rack.

 

About Turning the Clock Back

I have a chaotic life that includes work, husband, 2 kids, and more pets than I care to admit. I am passionate about the environment and spend way too much money on organic milk and local, grass fed beef. (Of course, I have a horrible Cheeto addiction and get quite agitated when there is no more diet Coke in the house, too!) I am trying to step back and simplify my life in the hopes of improving myself and the world around me. I enjoy teaching my children how to grow their own food in the garden and cook from scratch. I am hoping they remember enough so that they won't live on Ramen noodles when they leave home!

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Grain Mill Wagon Challenge Experience:
I was thrilled to be a part of the Grain Mill Challenge because I have been wanting to experiment more with different kinds of flours in my recipes. While you can buy some exotic preground flours, they tend to be a little bit pricey compared to the whole grains themselves for some reason. This was an amazingly easy grinder to use and the one thing that truly amazed me was how fresh and nutty the flours were right after grinding. Traditional white flour that you buy at the grocery store doesn't really have much of an aroma but the grains I ground from scratch smelled incredible! It was easy to substitute a portion of the flour in my recipes for whole grain flour with very little change in final taste. Many thanks to Wondermill for including me on this challenge and I look forward to freshly ground grains for many years to come!

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12 Responses to Whole Wheat Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread

  1. I am a HUGE quickbread fan!

  2. Tiffany Cruz says:

    That bread looks really good, came out great. You’re inspiring me to want to bake now.

  3. Cinny says:

    I think I’ll have to try to make this. Cinnamon and raisins!

  4. Pam says:

    Yum! This looks so good. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us.

  5. Shauna says:

    I have NEVER made bread before and this looks super yummy… thank you

  6. Yum! That looks amazing. Can’t wait to try it.

  7. OK, that looks like an amazing breakfast bread! YUM!

  8. Minta says:

    Ok..this looks very tasty!

  9. Terri says:

    Another delicious recipe! Cinnamon Raisin – yum!! You are such a great resource :)

  10. daisy says:

    OMG, that looks so amazing! I bet that my hubby and toddler would love me to make this.

    Daisy @ http://www.trendymomreviews.com

  11. Grace Hodgin says:

    I love your recipes. You should write a cook book so I can just buy it and use it all the time.

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