Healthy cinnamon raisin bread

This healthy cinnamon raisin bread is made with almond, spelt and coconut flours.

Back when I was old enough to make my own breakfast but before the nutritional profile of food even crossed my mind, aka middle & high school age, you could pretty much find Pepperidge Farm’s cinnamon raisin swirl bread on my plate almost every morning. Unless toaster strudels were in the freezer. Then my brother and I would fight over those and their delicious sugary icing at the kitchen counter with ABC news on the tv in the background (solely for Sam Champion’s 2 minute weather spiel. Oh, Sam. I’m glad you didn’t come out until much later in life so I could enjoy that childhood crush on your perfect blonde hair & blue eyes to it’s fullest extent).

Cinnamon raisin bread

And I wondered why I’d be starving for lunch by 10am. Carbs + sugar…breakfast of champions.

Healthy cinnamon raisin bread

Funny enough, this bread has 3 main ingredients that I didn’t even know existed back in those days, almond flour, spelt flour and coconut flour and yet, the taste brings me right back to those school mornings.

Cinnamon raisin bread

And now that I do care about the nutritional profile of the foods I eat, I can say for sure this one definitely beats out Pepperidge Farm and their HFCS, partially hydrogenated oils and other ingredients I can’t even pronounce. It’s moist, full of cinnamon flavor and studded with raisins.

Unfortunately though, this time the bread doesn’t come with a side of teenage crush.

Yield: 6-8 servings

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

This healthy cinnamon raisin bread is made with almond, spelt and coconut flours.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup spelt flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup raisins (black, golden or a mixture)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 11/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. Combine dry ingredients including raisins in a large bowl and mix together.
  3. Whisk together wet ingredients in a small bowl.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix with a spatula until combined.
  5. Transfer batter to the loaf pan spreading evenly and into the corners with a spatula.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven, lift the parchment paper out of the loaf pan and place the bread (with the parchment still on it) on a cooling rack.
  8. Slice once cooled for at least 10 minutes.


*If you wanted to make this paleo, I believe substituting more almond flour for the spelt would work although I haven't tried it. Depending on how strict you are on paleo, the butter could also be subbed for melted coconut oil. The bread probably won't rise as much without the spelt flour though.


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  1. Angie

    Thank you so much for creating this recipe. I love cinnamon raisin bread, but refuse to buy what is available at the grocery store. Every time I walk by the bread aisle I think “Why doesn’t someone come up with a whole wheat/grain cinnamon raisin bread with healthy ingredients?”

  2. Erin | The Law Student's Wife

    Gina, I think we are carb soulmates–I was cravinggggg that Pepperidge Farm bread last week and made some whole wheat cinnamon swirl bread of my own. It’s nothing like this recipe though! I love the different flours that you have going on here. I can tell a slice or two of this bread-heaven would power me all morning. Thanks for a great recipe!

  3. Megan {Country Cleaver}

    I have a coworker who makes cinnamon toast every morning in the office – he often offers me a slice, and half the time I turn it down out of pure guilt. And on the days I pass, I want to toast jack his ass becuase it smells like a Cinnabon in the damn office!! I might have to make this and pull a switcharoo on him and make him reap what he toasts!

  4. Ari @ Ari's Menu

    Gina, your styling is sooooo gorgeous. Every single aspect works perfectly together, and it is just beautiful. I could stare at your blog all day long. Also, umm this bread? I want the entire loaf.

  5. Regan @ Cabot Creamery

    Confession – my MIL has addictified (not a word, but you get the meaning) my 2 kids to the Pepperidge stuff. She goes full out butter slather with additional cinnamon sugar, broiled. It’s like a sugar bomb. No wonder they love it?

    I’m gonna try this instead. Fingers crossed I can bring them through the withdrawals :)

  6. Jackie H

    This recipe sounds too delightful and I must see if I can ever get all the ingredients to make it. I love cinnamon raisin bread and homemade would be better. Thank you so much for sharing.

  7. Caroline

    Made this last night on a budget (flour mix was homemade almond meal in a blender, and subbed the coconut flour for more flax), and it turned out AMAZING!!!! having it for breakfast with a green juice–feelin’ good :) Thanks!

    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      awesome :) loving how it seems to adapt pretty well with the flour substitutions! glad you liked it!

  8. Karen

    I baked this yesterday morning, replacing the spelt with more almond flour. Absolutely yummy!! Thanks for the fabulous recipe!

  9. Karen

    Just made this tonight! Super yummy. Subbed coconut oil for butter and chia seeds for flax seeds! Thank you for the recipe!

  10. Kristen Kemp

    Is the flax to mimic an egg? Can I just use an egg since I don’t have flax seed? This sounds fabulous!! Thank you!


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