Classic Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits

Classic Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits

Traditional homemade glazed wheat biscuits with cinnamon and raisins


2 dozen biscuits


1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup white flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 cup butter
1/2-1 cup milk*
1 cup raisins
Icing or glaze, optional (see additional notes for two great recipes!)


1. Cut butter into flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.

2. Add enough milk for consistency. Add raisins and shape into biscuits. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet or jelly roll pan.

3. Bake at 450 degrees for 10-13 minutes. While baking, make your choice of icing or glaze (see additional notes for two recipes). Drizzle icing over slightly cooled biscuits.

Additional Notes: 

*Use less milk to hand-form biscuits; use more milk for drop biscuits.

Classic Cinnamon Rasin Biscuit Icing/Glaze Recipe:

2 Tablespoons melted butter
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Mix together 2 Tablespoons melted butter and 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar. Add water until runny and stir out all lumps with fork. Drizzle icing over slightly cooled biscuits. I set the biscuits on a cooling rack so the excess icing will drip off.

Soft and Cinnamon-y Topping for Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits:

3 Tablespoons softened butter
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
2-3 Tablespoons milk

Mix together 3 Tablespoons softened butter and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Add 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar and stir. Add about 2-3 Tablespoons of milk and beat with electric mixer on HI for a minute or until light and fluffy. Spread over slightly cooled biscuits.

If topping completely runs off, your biscuits are still too hot! Topping should melt slightly and form a glaze when cooled. If biscuits are completely cooled, you can still use this topping; it will just be more like a frosting than a glaze!

Preparation Time: 

30 minutes

Cooking Time: 

10-13 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

This is a delicious and easy homemade cinnamon raisin biscuits recipe! These are fun to make and taste great served warm or cold. They make a nice snack, breakfast addition, or dessert! My rating: 10/10


Please see the recipe above for my complete review! Thanks! ~Tammy


I'm a big fan of biscuits, so of course I had to try this recipe. :-D They turned out positively yummy...and I especially liked the "soft and cinnamon-y topping". I only put it on some of the biscuits when they were warm; I put the rest of the topping in the fridge and have been using it on leftover biscuits as a spread. Makes the perfect snack! :-D


These are quick and easy to make, and very yummy. They have just the right amount of sweetness, with or without topping. Will definitely make again! :)


These are great for being fiber-filled and fast. I prepared the dry ingredients the night before and I had them ready to eat in 20 -30 minutes. I made some with raisins and some without. We liked them both. I also made both glazes and we liked the Soft and Cinnamony one better. My husband said it was like having healthy dessert. Is that an oxymoron?:)I will make this recipe again.


This is becoming one of my favorite recipes! My family raves over them, and I have made them twice already. I love the texture and the cinnamon raisin flavor is really nice. I used the Soft and Cinnamon-y Topping, and some people thought it was the best part!


Made this only with freshly ground Soft White Wheat and they melted in our mouths! Instead of rolling & cutting out, I rolled them into little balls and then smooshed them sort of flat. They cracked while baking and looked like a giant, fat spice cookie :). Then for the glaze, I used the soft & cinnamony, but added a dollop of cream cheese in with the butter. Very good & we will definately make again!


We made these for breakfast this morning and loved them! They are quick and hearty, yet still satisfy a bit of a sweet tooth. The only change I made was to use a flour blend of equal parts whole wheat, white, and wheat germ. And I pulsed the dough in the food processor. YUM, YUM, YUM!!!!


I made these without cinnamon and raisins just for dinner biscuits. Everyone in the house agreed that they were better than "white" biscuits. I'm making them for breakfast tomorrow! with cinnamon and raisins :-)


I made these this morning for my crew. There are 6 of us and they went quick! Everyone raved about them. They were very yummy and soft and the glaze was amazing!


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