|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 1 (2 pound) loaf (10 servings)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 5g||6%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||13%|
|Total Carbohydrate 36g||13%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||7%|
|*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.|
The bread machine might be one of the best inventions of the twentieth 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.
Gather the ingredients.
Place the ingredients in the bread machine pan in the order listed: water, butter, salt, brown sugar, bread flour, nonfat dry milk, cinnamon, and active dry yeast. When adding the yeast last, make a small well with your finger to place the yeast. This will ensure the proper timing of the yeast reaction.
Process the bread in the bread machine at the sweet, rapid, or timed cycle, or according to manufacturer's directions.
The raisins should be added 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.
Allow the bread machine to proceed through its cycle and bake the bread. Let the bread cool before serving.
Serve with room temperature butter. Enjoy!
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.