You know when you buy a carton of buttermilk but you only use one or two cups and you don’t want the rest to go to waste? Well-now you have your answer! This quick bread is so delicious. We have been eating it plain, smeared with butter, topped with peanut butter and toasted with honey.
The original recipe calls for white sugar and white flour. I easily replaced the white flour with white whole wheat flour but wasn’t sure what to use to replace the sugar. I have been using honey a lot and that would probably have been delicious as well, but instead I wanted to try something with a slightly different flavor profile. Jaggery! Jaggery is also known as coconut palm sugar. Read more about jaggery here (thanks Wikipedia!). This specific brand of jaggery I buy is a very damp sugar, which is why I feel that you could easily replace it in the recipe with honey or even maple syrup.
Cinnamon Raisin Quick BreadAdapted from The Kitchn
1 cup buttermilk
1 large egg
1/4 cup salted butter, melted
1/2 cup jaggery (palm sugar) or honey
2 cups white whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins
1. Pre-heat oven to 325º.
2.Grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan with butter or spray with cooking spray.
3. Whisk together buttermilk, egg, melted butter, and jaggery or honey.
4. Add in remaining ingredients and stir until well combined.
5. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 50-60 minutes.
6. Let bread cool in pan for a few minutes before turning it out on a wire rack to cool.
7. Slice and enjoy!
Makes 1 loaf, but recipe easily doubles (then freeze your extra loaf)