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National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day – September 16, 2021

National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day is celebrated on September 16, and you don’t have to bake bread to join in! According to historical accounts, the gaffe that led to the invention of cinnamon raisin bread by Henry David Thoreau was considered scandalous at the time. Cinnamon raisin bread has come a long way to mainstream acceptance and love since then and now we just can’t get enough of it!

History of National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day

National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day is a holiday that is used to celebrate the goodness of cinnamon-flavored raisin loaves of bread.

The bread is also sometimes called ‘The Bread Of Iron’ because of the high Iron content of the raisins it contains that help the body perform many of its vital functions. It can be enjoyed buttered and toasted with a cup of coffee, orange, or apricot marmalade and is mostly a fixture on food menus on National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Days.

Historically, What today is cinnamon raisin bread has evolved over many different variants like German fruit bread with spices and candied fruits called Stollen bread, Russian Kulich, and Italian Panettone. The present-day raisin bread that we celebrate every 16th of September in the United States was made popular in England in the ’60s.

Raisins that are the major fixture of the bread are gotten from grapes. A fruit the U.S. produces a lot of and celebrates through the National Raisin Day that happens 30th of April each year.

To celebrate National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day people like to make their own freshly baked cinnamon-flavored raisin bread with a twist to the common ingredients like soaking their dried raisin in hot water, grape or orange juice to make it soft and plumpy before using.

In most cases to celebrate National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day people just go to pick up freshly baked loaves of cinnamon raisin bread from their favorite pastry and eat.

National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day timeline

1490 B.C
Raisin is Discovered

History books note that raisins are sun-dried from grapes during this time, even though several hundred years pass before it is determined which grape variety makes the best raisin.

1873
California Discovers the Commercial Potential of Raisins

After a freak hot spell withers the grapes in vineyards, one enterprising San Francisco grocer advertises these shriveled grapes as “Peruvian Delicacies.”

1912
The California Associated Raisin Company is Established

The California Associated Raisin Company begins its century-long journey of spreading sweet raisins around the world.

1915
The Most Recognized Raisin Brand Logo

A young woman named Lorraine Collett is asked to pose for a painting that would become the “Sun-Maid” logo found on every little red box to this day.

National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day FAQs

Is National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day a holiday?

National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day is celebrated across the country just like any other observed holiday. Although, you won’t get the day off like some other holidays

Who invented cinnamon raisin bread?

Henry David Thoreau was first considered the inventor of cinnamon raisin bread until his biographer disproves that. Regardless of who invented it, we love it! 

Is raisin bread healthy?

Like every other food with a high concentration of calories, eating raisin bread in moderation is highly healthy. In fact, the nutritional content of the sweet raisins is often needed in the body. 

How To Observe National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day

  1. Bake bread with raisin

    There is no better way to celebrate National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day than to bake your own version of Cinnamon-flavored raisin bread. Experiment with a shared recipe. Invent your own recipe and make your very own freshly baked raisin bread.

  2. Share new recipes

    Cinnamon raisin bread recipes abound everywhere online! Take a popular recipe, put your own spin on it, and share it with the world on National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day.

  3. Use #NationalCinnamonRaisinBreadDay on social media

    As you share your newly invented recipe and the result of your baking experiment with family, friends, and even strangers online, use the hashtag #NationalCinnamonRaisinBreadDay to amplify the conversation around cinnamon raisin loaves of bread on social media.

5 Things You Don’t Know About Raisins

  1. April 30 is National Raisin Day

    In the United States, April 30 is National Raisin Day.

  2. Raisins help to lose weight

    Since raisins are rich in fiber, they help you feel full for a longer duration of time, helping you control binge eating.

  3. California produces the most U.S. raisins

    The majority of grapes used for making raisins in the United States are grown in California.

  4. The word for ‘raisin’ in Malaysia

    The Malay word for ‘raisin’ is ‘kismis.’

  5. The U.S. produces most of the world’s raisins

    Global production of raisins in 2016 was 1.2 million metric tons, with the U.S. as the top producer contributing 24% of the global harvest.

Why We Love National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day

  1. It helps us remember the incredible goodness of raisin bread

    Cinnamon raisin loaves of bread are yummy and full of all the nutritional goodness that comes with raisins like aiding digestion, helping to lose weight, and strengthening bone.

  2. It helps us experiment with baking

    National cinnamon raisin day is a day that should serve as an opportunity to perfect our baking skills.

  3. Serves as a day to share our unique recipe

    It’s not enough to just experiment with recipes or create a new one. National Cinnamon Raisin Day also serves as the day when we have a reason to put out our newly invented recipe for the bread we all love!

National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day dates

YearDateDay
2021September 16Thursday
2022September 16Friday
2023September 16Saturday
2024September 16Monday
2025September 16Tuesday

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