Cinnamon Raisin Bread Smoothie

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I love cinnamon raisin bread, especially when it’s lightly toasted with butter melting on top and a sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar.

If I could drink cinnamon raisin toast I probably would. And did. In the form of this smoothie.

Cinnamon Raisin Bread Smoothie

I didn’t have any cinnamon raisin bread on hand, and didn’t have any Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, which I adored growing up and if I had any on hand, I would have gladly tossed that in the mix, too.

So I needed to get creative to handle my cinnamon raisin bread cravings and necessity was the mother of invention.

Cinnamon Raisin Bread Smoothie

I don’t know if it’s because of the Caribbean heat making me extra thirsty but smoothies go down so quickly and easily here and this one was no exception.

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The smoothie is full of cinnamon flavor, and feel free to go heavier-handed on the cinnamon, if you like it as much as I do.

My little Magic Bullet pulverized the graham crackers and raisins and just a tiny hint of texture remained, along with plenty of creaminess.

Cinnamon Raisin Bread Smoothies

And sniff, there is something that reminds me of fall about this smoothie. I don’t like fall. I like summer year-round, but this would be a great one for fall.

Enjoy your cinnamon raisin bread in liquid form.

Cinnamon Raisin Bread Smoothie

Cinnamon Raisin Bread Smoothie

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Cinnamon Raisin Bread Smoothie

By Averie Sunshine
Tastes like cinnamon raisin toast. Plenty of cinnamon flavor & just sweet enough to be so satisfying and comforting. Easy to keep vegan and/or gluten-free by using vegan/GF graham crackers and your favorite non-dairy milk.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 2
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Ingredients  

  • 2 ripe small/medium bananas, previously frozen in chunks is preferred
  • 1 standard full-size graham cracker*
  • ½ to ⅔ milk, almond, cashew, cow, soy, rice, etc.
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons raisins
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • *To keep vegan, use vegan graham crackers Nabisco Original Graham Crackers are ‘accidentally vegan’) and vegan milk (soy, rice, almond, cashew, coconut, etc.). To keep gluten free, use gluten-free graham crackers. Skinny Crisps Cinnamon Crisps are vegan, gluten-free, high fiber, low carb, and amazing.

Instructions 

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Garnish with graham cracker crumbs, raisins, or a sprinkle of cinnamon. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1, Calories: 493kcal, Carbohydrates: 89g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 324mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 39g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Do you like cinnamon raisin bread or toast? Or Cinnamon?

I love both and this smoothie went down ridiculously easy. Then the family realized what I had in my cup and wanted some and I ended up making a double batch.

Cinnamon is so good for us; it has all sorts of health benefits from reducing cholesterol and blood sugar levels to boosting memory.

Plus, it tastes great. I usually go heavy-handed in recipes calling for cinnamon and there are different varieties of cinnamon from Ceylon to Cassia to Vietnamese.

Most cinnamon sold in the U.S. is cassia, which isn’t actually true cinnamon.

Have a great weekend and thanks for the Bella Bars Giveaway entries!

As part of the DailyBuzz Food Tastemaker Program, I received Sweet ‘N Low and a stipend.

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  1. Honey Maid graham crackers are not vegan, as they contain honey. Honey is an animal-derived product and therefore, is not vegan. Sweet&Sara makes vegan graham crackers that can be bought at Whole Foods or online.

  2. Hi Averie
    I stumbled across your blog last night, and have been drooling over your recipes ever since!
    Today I made this smoothie and ahh it was so good! Thanks :)

    1. I’m so glad you found my blog and that you made this already! Love it when that happens AND that you came back to say hi and tell me you made it…thank you! :)

  3. Have you been able to find Nabisco Original Grahams anywhere? I don’t think I’ve ever seen them, besides sold in bulk online!