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Homemade Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Bread Recipe

Homemade Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Bread

Homemade Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Bread is full of plump raisins and spiced with sweet sugar and cinnamon.

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It’s perfect as toast slathered with butter.

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This recipe makes one loaf and can be frozen.

 

How to make Homemade Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Bread:

In the bowl of a stand mixer, or a large bowl, dissolve the yeast and 1/4 cup sugar in warm water for 10 minutes. Tip – The water is the right temperature if it just barely feels warm to your finger. If the water is too hot it will kill the yeast.

 

Add the oil, salt, egg and 2 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Mix in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.

 

If you’re using a stand mixer let it continue to knead the dough for about 5 minutes. If you’re not using a stand mixer turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.

 

Place the dough in an oiled bowl, turning once to get oil on the top.

 

Cover and let rise in a warm place or until doubled, about 1 hour. Tip – If you need a warm place, pre-heat the oven to 170 degrees F (77 C). Then turn the oven back off and place the covered bowl inside to rise.

 

After it’s risen, punch the dough down. Turn it onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in a 1/2 cup of raisins and useing a rolling pin roll out into a 15 x 9 inch rectangle. Brush with additional oil.

dough with raisins in it rolled out into a rectangle with a rolling pin

 

Combine cinnamon and remaining sugar and sprinkle to within 1/2 inch of edges.

cinnamon and sugar sprinkle over raisin dough

 

Tightly roll up the dough, jelly-roll style, starting with a short side. Pinch the seam to seal.

raisin dough rolled into a roll inside a loaf pan

 

Place the dough seam side down in a greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pan. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Tip – I use the same oven method above for this rise.

raisin dough in a loaf pan risen all the way

 

Make sure to remove the risen dough from the oven before the next step.

 

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F (190 C). Brush the top of the dough with oil.

a baked loaf of raisin bread on a wire rack

 

Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the pan to a wire rack to cool.

 

 

Homemade Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Bread Recipe One Loaf

 

 

 

Yield: 16 Slices

Homemade Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Bread

Homemade Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Bread
Homemade Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Bread is full of plump raisins and spiced with sweet sugar and cinnamon. It’s perfect as toast slathered with butter. This recipe makes one loaf and can be frozen.
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water 110° to 115° (see tip in instructions)
  • 1/2 cup sugar (divided)
  • 1/8 cup cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 to 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • Additional cooking oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, or a large bowl, dissolve the yeast and 1/4 cup sugar in warm water for 10 minutes. Tip - The water is the right temperature if it just barely feels warm to your finger. If the water is too hot it will kill the yeast.
  2. Add the oil, salt, egg and 2 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Mix in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  3. If you’re using a stand mixer let it continue to knead the dough for about 5 minutes. If you’re not using a stand mixer turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Place the dough in an oiled bowl, turning once to get oil on the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place or until doubled, about 1 hour. Tip - If you need a warm place, pre-heat the oven to 170 degrees F (77 C). Then turn the oven back off and place the covered bowl inside to rise.
  4. After it’s risen, punch the dough down. Turn it onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in a 1/2 cup of raisins and use a rolling pin to roll out into a 15 x 9 inch rectangle. Brush with additional oil.
  5. Combine cinnamon and remaining sugar and sprinkle to within 1/2 inch of edges.
  6. Tightly roll up the dough, jelly-roll style, starting with a short side. Pinch the seam to seal.
  7. Place the dough seam side down in a greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pan. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Tip - I use the same oven method above for this rise.
  8. Make sure to remove the risen dough from the oven before the next step.
  9. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F (190 C). Brush the top of the dough with oil.
  10. Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the pan to a wire rack to cool.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 77 Cholesterol: 10mg Sodium: 152mg Carbohydrates: 12g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 6g Protein: 1g

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Debbie
    April 15, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    Fantastic recipe, great step by step instructions. I completely forgot the raisins, (although they were sitting right next to the flour!) but this still turned out unbelievable. Many thanks for a one loaf recipe.

    • Reply
      Zona
      April 16, 2018 at 7:03 am

      Hi Debbie. Thank you so much! I’m glad you liked it 🙂

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