This grilled cheese recipe is made with raisin bread for a sweet and savory twist. Incredibly simple to make and perfect for breakfast, brunch or even a snack.
These days, if a dish can be made in less than 5 minutes, I’m all for it. If I can eat it with one hand without any utensils, even better!
Be creative and use raisin bread for grilled cheese
Our new baby is now 6-weeks old, and I’m finally feeling a bit more settled. We have a bit of a nice routine – feed, burp, (try to) set down, repeat. Notice that I say “try” to set him down, because more often than not, as soon as I tip toe away from the moses basket, he’s awake within 5 minutes and hungry again. I’m taking credit that he must have gotten his healthy appetite from me!
This Raisin Bread Grilled Cheese recipe is so fast to make that it’s one of the things I can feed myself in the mornings. It’s also so delicious that I can eat one everyday. We love it for brunch too, served with some chips (crisps, as they are called in the UK) and an apple. And if I have the time, I like to pair it with a simple green salad.
This raisin bread grilled cheese is incredibly simple to make
This grilled cheese can be a quick grab ‘n go breakfast if you’d like it to be too. Make the grilled cheese, wrap it in a paper towel, and you can head out the door with it in one hand. I definitely will be sending our kid to school with this Raisin Bread Grilled Cheese.
I used Red Leicester cheese because I like the slightly sweet and nutty taste of it. You can definitely make this Raisin Bread Grilled Cheese with your favorite cheese. Sliced cheese or shredded cheese both work too. It’s such a simple recipe that it’s hard to go wrong.
Raisin Bread Grilled Cheese takes inspiration from the favorite grapes and cheese
Someone asked if I discovered the pairing of raisin bread and cheese during the time that I was pregnant (like it was strange pregnancy craving that I had). Of course not, I said. If they can serve grapes with cheese and crackers for pre-/post-dinner, why not raisin bread and grilled cheese for breakfast/lunch??
Raisin Bread Grilled Cheese
- 2 slices raisin bread
- 1/2 tablespoon butter
- 1 slice Red Leicester cheese
Preheat a panini grill, skillet or grill pan on medium heat.
Spread a thin layer of butter on one side of each slice of bread. Place the Red Leicester on a slice of bread, with the buttered side facing down. Close the sandwich with the buttered sides facing out.
Place the sandwiches on the grill and cook on both sides until golden brown and the cheese is melted, about 3-4 minutes on each side (or about 4 minutes in a panini grill).