Monday, September 16, is National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day. Yep, there’s a whole day dedicated to this tasty bread!

Cinnamon Raisin Bread is a bakery favorite, often requested for special breakfasts or celebratory brunches. It’s not hard to see why. The aroma of this bread fills the shop (and your home) with such a delicious scent you’re tempted to slice a piece and eat it right away. The bread is good enough to eat on its own, but also tastes delicious lightly toasted and topped with butter. Cinnamon Raisin Bread also looks pretty sliced and served on a platter to guests along with a cup of hot coffee.

What better way to start the week than by sharing this bread with your family for breakfast on Monday morning? You can let everyone know it’s in honor of the national holiday! Stop into Ashley’s Pastries today to pick up a loaf for your family.

Or perhaps you make it a family affair to bake the bread yourself. Gather everyone together in the kitchen on Sunday afternoon and work together to make this tasty treat.

It’s a little time-intensive, but here’s a great recipe for Cinnamon Raisin Bread from – no bread machine required!

If you’re short on time but still feel like baking, pick up one of the boxed mixes from your local grocery store. There are lots of different options for homemade flavor without the hassle (and we won’t tell anyone it came from a box!).

We love national holidays like this one that gives us all a reason to stop for a minute and realize there is something to celebrate every day. After all, you don’t need an anniversary or birthday to celebrate the life you love and the people you share it with.

Have a great day everyone!