Bread Machine Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Loaf of cinnamon raisin bread

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  • Total: 2 hrs 50 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Servings: 10 servings
  • Yield: 1 loaf
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
221 Calories
5g Fat
36g Carbs
10g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 10
Amount per serving
Calories 221
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 1130mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 10g
Calcium 107mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The bread machine might be one of the best inventions of the 20th century. It takes all of the effort out of bread making, automating the mixing, kneading, rising, and baking in one simple device. It's a hands-off solution if you love having fresh-made bread at home but don't want to spend lots of time and effort making it.

Cinnamon raisin bread is a lightly sweet yeast bread scented with cinnamon and studded with plump dried fruit. It's especially delicious for breakfast spread with butter or cream cheese. By using a bread machine, it also frees you up to make other brunch dishes like an egg casserole. Leftovers are excellent toasted or turned into delicious cinnamon French toast, and this bread freezes well, too.

You can swap raisins for currants or dried cranberries if you like. Half a cup of chopped, toasted walnuts or pecans can also be added along with the dried fruit, too.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar (packed)
  • 4 1/4 cups bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 cup raisins
  • For Serving: butter (room temperature)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Place the ingredients in the bread machine pan in the order listed: water, butter, salt, brown sugar, bread flour, nonfat dry milk, and ground cinnamon.

  3. Make a small well in the ingredients with your finger. Add the active dry yeast to the well; this will ensure the proper timing of the yeast reaction.

  4. Process the bread in the bread machine at the sweet, rapid, or timed cycle, or according to manufacturer's directions.

  5. Add the raisins at the fruit and nut signal. If you add them in the beginning, the raisins will be pulverized. Depending on your machine, the fruit and nut signal comes anywhere from 30 to 40 minutes into the cycle.

  6. Allow the bread machine to proceed through its cycle and bake the bread.

  7. Remove the bread from the pan and place on a rack to cool completely before serving.

  8. Serve with room temperature butter. Enjoy!

Tip

If you have at least 4 pieces of leftover cinnamon-raisin bread, why not make French toast? In a shallow bowl, beat 2 eggs with 1/2 cup milk. Heat a frying pan with a little butter. Dip each slice into the egg mixture, making sure to coat both sides of the bread. Place each slice in the heated pan. Cook for a couple of minutes, or until cooked and lightly toasted, and flip. Serve your French toast warm with slightly heated maple syrup.