Today we celebrate two basic ingredients, cinnamon and raisins, that once folded into dough became the best thing to happen bread since it came sliced. For centuries, parents have been luring their kids into the breakfast trap with sweet and savory cinnamon raisin toast, and now I fully intend to do the same with these fresh-baked recipes from the web world.
Let's start things off with a classic, yet well-mastered, recipe from the champion baker behind Girl Versus Dough. Try this recipe for Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread and make it your own by topping it off with butters, jams, cheeses or even syrups. A perfect on-the-go morning meal or a snappy snack when late-night cravings just won't quit.
Rise and shine with this next recipe from Made with Pink. Cinnamon Raisin Stuffed French Toast is all kinds of yummy with its rich cream cheese filling and thick, syrup-drenched slices of bread. I'd wake up at the wee hours of the morn just for one bite of this heavenly toast.
Hint of Honey opts for a fruitier french toast by pairing cinnamon raisin with a tart and tangy Mixed Berry Compote that adds color and flavor to even the most modest toast. Forget the freezer section and select fresh, seasonal berries for the ultimate compote.
Our final recipe of the day isn't exactly bread or toast, though I think you'll find it fills all the major requirements for celebrating Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day. Sweet Pea's Kitchen brings us this recipe for homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bagels that just begs to be slathered in cold, whipped cream cheese. If you're feeling a bit more adventurous try topping one of the bagels with brie cheese and apple slices for simple, yet sophisticated, midday snack.