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Try a new beer bread with this cinnamon raisin hard cider bread

Besides the pretty foliage, pumpkins and cozy chilis and stews, fall means a constant supply of apple cider and its boozy cousin, hard cider, in my fridge. It’s not just for drinking either. I add it to tons of meals and even bake with it too.

It’s the perfect option for quick breads as a yeast alternative and this cinnamon raisin version is the perfect fall treat. Serve it warm and slather on the butter.

Cinnamon raisin hard cider bread

Cinnamon raisin hard cider bread recipe

Yields 1 loaf


  • 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups whole wheat white flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 12 ounces hard cider
  • 1/2 cup raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with baking spray.
  2. Combine flours, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl; whisk together.
  3. Add the brown sugar and mix until fully incorporated.
  4. Add the cider and mix until just combined.
  5. Fold in the raisins.
  6. Transfer dough to the greased loaf pan.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the bread is set and the top is starting to turn golden brown.
  8. Remove from oven, let sit 5-10 minutes before removing from the pan and transferring to a cooling rack.

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