On September 16th, National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day warms the home and the heart with delicious goodness. In bakeries across the country, we request cinnamon raisin bread more often than many others.  Naturally sweet, the aroma created from baking this bread will make anyone’s mouth water.

Cinnamon raisin bread toasts nicely and pairs well with several toppings. Homemade apple butter, cream cheese or sliced pears bring this baked good to a whole new level. Eat it for breakfast or snack.

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“Have you tried the cinnamon things?” Poppet asks.
“They’re rather new. What are they called, Widge?”
“Fantastically delicious cinnamon things?”
from The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Another delicious way to use cinnamon raisin bread is by making French toast. Wisk up eggs, milk, vanilla and nutmeg in a bowl. Dip the bread in the batter and let it soak up the egg mixture. Fry each piece on a hot griddle. Serve with fresh fruit and maple syrup and your morning will start off amazingly!

The same idea can be applied to an egg bake, too. When prepared ahead, egg bakes made with cinnamon raisin bread easily feed a large family or guests for the weekend. You’ll impress everyone with a cinnamony sweet dish like that.

HOW TO OBSERVE #CinnamonRaisinBreadDay

Stop at a local bakery or make some homemade. Either way, be sure to share with someone you care hen about. That’s the best way to #CelebrateEveryDay! Use #CinnamonRaisinBreadDay when posting on social media.


National Day Calendar’s research is still seeking the source of this food holiday.