Cinnamon Raisin Bread Smoothie

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 - Tastes like cinnamon raisin toast! Plenty of cinnamon flavor & just sweet enough to be so satisfying!

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 - Tastes like cinnamon raisin toast! Plenty of cinnamon flavor & just sweet enough to be so satisfying!

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.

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 Smoothie - Tastes like cinnamon raisin toast! Plenty of cinnamon flavor & just sweet enough to be so satisfying!

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 - Tastes like cinnamon raisin toast! Plenty of cinnamon flavor & just sweet enough to be so satisfying!

Cinnamon Raisin Bread Smoothie - Tastes like cinnamon raisin toast! Plenty of cinnamon flavor & just sweet enough to be so satisfying!

Cinnamon Raisin Bread Smoothie

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.

Did you make this recipe?

Ingredients:

2 ripe small/medium bananas (previously frozen in chunks is preferred)

1 standard full-size graham cracker*

1/2 to 2/3 milk (almond, cashew, cow, soy, rice, etc.)

2 to 3 tablespoons raisins

2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed

1 teaspoon cinnamon, or to taste

1/2 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 crackersSkinny Crisps Cinnamon Crisps are vegan, gluten-free, high fiber, low carb, and amazing.

Directions:

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.

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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.

88 comments on “Cinnamon Raisin Bread Smoothie”

  1. I have so many fond memories of cinnamon raisin toast, with melted butter and then sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar as well! Oh man! We would cut it in strips and dip it in our hot chocolate with little bobbing mini marshmallows! This smoothie looks outstanding, I must say. And, I pour cinnamon on almost everything I eat. Vietnamese cinnamon is my favorite. Ceylon is good, too, but I prefer the Vietnamese by far. I cannot wait to try this smoothie!!! You have such great ideas, Averie and your photos are just fantastic!

    • you and another friend of mine both wrote to me saying you love vietnamese cinn and that my pics were awesome – so thank you :) every trip here, the lighting and camera work is always a challenge getting it down pat in the beginning but gets easier..kind of :) I love that you love cinnamon..me too!

  2. OH good lord…this smoothie looks incredible!! :D

  3. Take me to that beach!! So beautiful, it must be such a relief to be off the grid once in a while.

    The smoothie looks absolutely delcious, also. So creative and easy to make.

  4. This is SO yummy, thank you! I made it up today and am sipping it as I type. I should have blended a bit more, but I’m enjoying the chewy bits of raisins. I used 1/2 cup Silk coconut milk and a bit of water to help blend it, and also cut the sweetness a bit – just 1 tbsp of brown sugar and no additional sweeteners. It’s perfect!

  5. Averie, this sounds WONDERFUL! I can’t wait to try it.

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  7. Oh wow, yum. this smoothie sounds like a breakfast (or late night snack) dream come true.

  8. I’m not always a smoothie girl, every now and then though I do crave one! I adore cinnamon raisin brad though and every bakery or store I go into I look for it. I just picked up a loaf at my local farmers market yesterday and have had two slice already today with a locally made peanut butter from The Granola Tree…. so many varieties to choose from but all go great in smoothies or on toast!

  9. I love this! We go through ridiculous amounts of cinnamon here – so I’m sure everyone would love this!

  10. what a seriously creative smoothie – I LOVE cinnamon anything!

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  14. Darn – I just had breakfast! This is an absolutely awesome smoothie! Huge cinnamon raisin anything fan so I just dying to try this. WOW!

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  16. Love this recipe! Will be linking back to this in my upcoming post :)

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  20. It’s so delicious, thanks for the recipe. I’ve already posted it marking you as a source :)

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

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