Monday, January 17, 2011

Cinnamon Raisin Bread (bread machine version)

For a 2 pound loaf:

1 1/2 cups water
2 TBS margarine or butter, softened
4 cups bread flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 1/4 tsp bread machine or quick active dry yeast
2 tsp Bread Enhancer (Optional)
1 cup raisins

Measure carefully, placing all ingredients except raisins in bread machine pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Add raisins at the Raisin/Nut signal.

Select Sweet or Basic/White cycle. Use Medium or Light crust color. Remove baked bread from pan, and cool on wire rack.

* Note: Measure cinnamon carefully as too much will cause the yeast to slow down rather than grow. If your machine doesn't have a Raisin/Nut signal, add the raisins 5 - 10 minutes before the last kneading cycle ends. Check your bread machine's use-and-care book to find out how long the last cycle runs.
** I made this over the holidays and it came out of the oven about the time we were finishing dinner. Can I tell you, no one waited until it cooled! I enjoyed it toasted the next morning... of what was left!

This post is linked to:
Delectable Tuesday
Tuesday at the Table
Tuesday Night Supper Club
Dr. Laura's Tasty Tuesday
Tasty Tuesday
Tasty Tuesday
Full Plate Thursday


  1. YUM! Cinnamon and raisins are such a delicious combination!

  2. I love using my bread machine. I'm definitely going to try this! Thanks.

  3. Somehow I've always had problems whenever I try making bread in my bread machine. The loaf comes out extremely solid and dense. But it looks like yours came out perfectly delicious.

  4. I love making bread at home too. Yes, it's so easy with the bread machine! :D

    I'm having the very first GIVEAWAY on my blog. Please stop by to submit an entry. Best of luck!

  5. I love my bread machine and my family loves homemade bread! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  6. This sounds great. I've been wanting to make cinnamon raisin bread. I'm going to have to bookmark your recipe so I can give it a shot.

  7. So excited to try this!!!


  8. Perfect time of the year for this . Thanks for sharing!

  9. I love cinnamon raisin bread and was looking for an ABM recipe. Did you use the Bread Enhancer?

  10. Pattie - Yes, I use Bread Enhancer in all my breads. The bread is softer/fluffier and it lengthens the shelf life of the bread. ~ Ellen

  11. Yummy!
    I just noticed that you're only 1 follower away from 100....good luck! :) (I was #99)

  12. Hi Ellen,
    I am going to have a large slice of your Cinnamon Raisin Bread here at Full Plate Thursday it just looks delicious. Thank you so much for coming today and please come back!

  13. This looks so good! I've been meaning to get myself a bread machine...this may just push me to do that! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Stopping by from Full Plate Thursday, great looking bread! I love my ABM also, have a great day.

  15. This sounds really good! I am a new follower :-)

  16. oh how i wish i had a bread machine...this looks amazing! thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club

  17. Christy - You can make this with a stand-up mixer with dough hooks! Mix all the ingredients except the cinnamon and raisins using the mixer and dough hooks for 10-12 minutes. Cover and let rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or doubled. Punch down (my favorite part) and roll out into a rectangle. Sprinkle cinnamon and raisins, then roll up into a log. Place in loaf pan, cover, and let rise for an hour in a warm place. Bake at 350 F for about 25 minutes. Enjoy!

  18. This was the best loaf of bread I have ever made in my bread machine!! Eating it as I type!! I used 2 cups bread flour and 2 cups of white wheat and sub honey for the sugar. Did not have bread enhancer but it still came out so soft and fluffy! Will definitely make again! Thank you!!


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