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Almost Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bread

As most of you know, I have been gluten free (mostly) for almost a year now. I work with a couple different companies, for which I do reviews and giveaways. I enjoy doing this so much. Sometimes I just try the product as is and review it. Sometimes I make  recipe with the product. I really enjoy doing this. The product I am reviewing today is Glutino Foods Favorite Sandwich Bread. This is a mix, so you must prepare it yourself, but I decided I wanted to use it to make a recipe instead of just making plain bread. I decided to make this Almost Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bread.

almost homemade cinnamon raisin bread

It turned out great! And just look how it rose out of the pan! Can you believe that it’s gluten-free?!?! I also love the color, so golden brown… YUM!

Almost Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bread (Click HERE to print recipe)


  • 1 box Glutino Foods Favorite Sandwich Bread
  • 3 t. cinnamon
  • 3 T. Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend
  • 1 3/4 c. warm water
  • 2 1/2 t. vanilla
  • 4 T. oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 c. softened and well-drained raisins (red or golden)


  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer, pour the bread mix and the package of yeast included in the box, Splenda and cinnamon. Start mixer and stir to combine. (You can just use the paddle because this bread will remain pretty loose).
  2. Now add warm water, vanilla, oil and eggs; start mixer on low-speed and mix to combine. Once everything is mixed fairly well, turn mixer to med-high speed and mix for about 3 minutes.
  3. Once mixed, add softened raisins and mix just until raisins are incorporated.
  4. Spoon bread dough into greased 9″x5″ bread pan. Allow to sit while you preheat your oven to 375° F.
  5. Once your oven is hot and your bread has risen to the top of the pan, bake your dough for 30m or until golden brown and it sounds hollow when tapped.
  6. Allow to cool 5-10 minutes in the pan and then turn onto a wire rack to cool completely before cutting to serve or putting in an airtight container to store.
  7. Best if stored in refrigerator or freezer.

You could totes change this Almost Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bread up by using any dried fruit and using different spices to go with whatever fruit you’re using.

My Review:

I am giving Glutino Foods Favorite Sandwich Bread ♥♥♥♥

This bread has great flavor and texture. It isn’t dry and doesn’t fall apart like some gluten-free breads I’ve tried. I really like it. It does have a bit of an odd aftertaste. I think it’s the pea protein. It’s not enough to totally turn me off to this yummy bread, though, which is why I gave it 4 hearts out of 5!

Live, laugh, love and be kind!  xo

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Bread In A Mug

Ever heard of a BIM before? I have tried several recipes for Bread In A Mug, Bread In A Bowl, whathaveyou… I FINALLY found one I like! You could even make it in a square waffle iron. Then you would have square bread and it would look more like normal bread, apart from the little squares in, that is…

I made mine in a wide mug, so it came out round. Then I sliced it quite thin. I had enough for 3 sandwiches.

bread in a mug

This is the first BIM (bread in a mug) recipe I have liked. I tried a coconut flour one that I ended up throwing away. I don’t often do that. I hate wasting food, but I just really did not like it. The texture was weird, the flavor was ick and the combination of the two just bleck! I couldn’t do it. This one is just right. I found it here.

And now I will share it with you!  You’re welcome!

Bread In A Mug (BIM)  Click HERE to print recipe)

Get This:

  • 1 whole egg (could use 1/4 c. egg whites)
  • 2 T. ground flax
  • 2 T. almond flour (or oat flour)
  • 1/2 t. baking powder
  • 1 t. coconut oil or butter
  • 1 pinch of sea salt
  • optional seasonings (garlic, thyme, oregano)

Do This:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large mug.
  2.  Mix well.
  3.  Microwave 1m 10s or until done.
  4. Slice into as many pieces as desired…I cut mine pretty thin and got enough for 3 sandwiches (6 thin slices).

Notes:  I had two ‘sandwiches’  at lunch and saved one for later.  This is an S if made with a whole egg and almond flour so you can put lunch meat, cheese and mayo on this. If you decide to use egg whites and oat flour, it changes it to an E and you can have LEAN lunch meat (96%-99% fat-free turkey or chicken) with Laughing Cow spreadable cheese on it. Either way, it’s delicious. Serve with a nice big salad or fresh veggies!  Enjoy!

Live, laugh, love and be kind!  xoxo