Autumn Flavors Abound in this Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread

Cinnamon Raisin Bread
Baked Cinnamon Raisin Loaf

A Mouthful of Autumn Flavor

Along with the cooler weather and leaves changing colors come new appetites for fall flavors.  Autumn is the best time to get back into baking.  So why not start with this delicious cinnamon swirl raisin bread?  This yeast bread recipe is a homemade version of the old favorite Sunmaid raisin bread, without all the added preservatives.  Nothing can be more satisfying to your taste buds!

Serve this tasty bread toasted with butter or cream cheese or use it to make your own cinnamon raisin swirl french toast!

French Toast
Cinnamon Raisin French Toast

 


Rating

A delicious whole wheat version of Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread.

bread

Prep Time20 minsCook Time45 mins

 1 ¼ tsp active yeast
 ¾ cup warm milk
 1 egg
 ½ cup sugar
 ¼ cup vegetable oil
 ½ tsp butter vanilla or vanilla extract
 ½ tsp salt
 1 ½ cups bread flour or all purpose
 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
 ½ tsp cinnamon for dough
 3 tbsp cinnamon for the swirl
 ¾ cup raisins (scalded and drained)
Egg wash
 1 egg yolk
 1 tbsp water

1

This recipe makes 1 loaf.

Pour warmed milk Into your stand mixer or large bowl add 1 tsp sugar and sprinkle the yeast on top. Let milk mixture sit for 10 minutes until it is foamy. (milk should be about 110 degrees Fahrenheit, warm but not hot

activate yeast

2

In a small bowl mix egg, sugar, oil, extract.

beat together wet ingredients

3

Sift together all flours and salt and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon.

4

Add wet and dry ingredients to the yeast mixture. Using a dough hook mix the dough the on 2nd lowest speed until dough is smooth and elastic, about 3 minutes. Stop mixer 1-2 times to scrape edges until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed.

mix dough

5

Place dough in a greased bowl and cover with a damp towel. Place in a warm spot to let rise until it is doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Ball of dough

6

While dough is rising, pour boiling water over raisins to scald. Allow raisins to sit for 30 minutes and drain well.

Place risen dough on a floured surface and fold in the raisins. Knead dough until all raisins are thoroughly mixed into the dough.

Raisins scalded

7

Roll out dough into a rectangle shape about 8 x 10" . Sprinkle dough with cinnamon until it is Starting on shorter edge, roll dough and shape into a loaf. Place into a greased loaf pan. Cover with a damp towel and set in a warm place to rise. About 1 hour, or until the dough leaves a dent when pressed with a finger. * see alternate method below

rolling dough

8

Sprinkle dough with cinnamon.

Cinnamon raisin bread dough

9

Starting on the shorter side roll dough from end to end until it is loaf-shaped then place it into a greased loaf pan.

Cover with a damp towel and set in a warm place to rise for about 1 hour or until it is doubled in size.

Alternate method below:

*For best results: spray dough with cooking spray and cover with plastic wrap then allow bread to rise in the refrigerator overnight. Take out 1 hour prior to baking.

Bread shaped into loaf

10

Make egg wash by beating one egg yolk with the water and brush the top of bread with the egg wash.

egg wash coatin

11

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. With a very sharp knife, slice the dough lengthwise.
Bake for 45 minutes.

vertical slice through dough

12

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Scroll through images below

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 slice

Servings 12


Amount Per Serving
Calories 146Calories from Fat 57
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.3g10%
Saturated Fat 1.3g7%
Trans Fat 0g
Sodium 153mg7%
Total Carbohydrate 19.5g7%
Dietary Fiber 2.8g12%
Sugars 5.3g
Protein 4.0g8%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

 1 ¼ tsp active yeast
 ¾ cup warm milk
 1 egg
 ½ cup sugar
 ¼ cup vegetable oil
 ½ tsp butter vanilla or vanilla extract
 ½ tsp salt
 1 ½ cups bread flour or all purpose
 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
 ½ tsp cinnamon for dough
 3 tbsp cinnamon for the swirl
 ¾ cup raisins (scalded and drained)
Egg wash
 1 egg yolk
 1 tbsp water

Directions

1

This recipe makes 1 loaf.

Pour warmed milk Into your stand mixer or large bowl add 1 tsp sugar and sprinkle the yeast on top. Let milk mixture sit for 10 minutes until it is foamy. (milk should be about 110 degrees Fahrenheit, warm but not hot

activate yeast

2

In a small bowl mix egg, sugar, oil, extract.

beat together wet ingredients

3

Sift together all flours and salt and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon.

4

Add wet and dry ingredients to the yeast mixture. Using a dough hook mix the dough the on 2nd lowest speed until dough is smooth and elastic, about 3 minutes. Stop mixer 1-2 times to scrape edges until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed.

mix dough

5

Place dough in a greased bowl and cover with a damp towel. Place in a warm spot to let rise until it is doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Ball of dough

6

While dough is rising, pour boiling water over raisins to scald. Allow raisins to sit for 30 minutes and drain well.

Place risen dough on a floured surface and fold in the raisins. Knead dough until all raisins are thoroughly mixed into the dough.

Raisins scalded

7

Roll out dough into a rectangle shape about 8 x 10" . Sprinkle dough with cinnamon until it is Starting on shorter edge, roll dough and shape into a loaf. Place into a greased loaf pan. Cover with a damp towel and set in a warm place to rise. About 1 hour, or until the dough leaves a dent when pressed with a finger. * see alternate method below

rolling dough

8

Sprinkle dough with cinnamon.

Cinnamon raisin bread dough

9

Starting on the shorter side roll dough from end to end until it is loaf-shaped then place it into a greased loaf pan.

Cover with a damp towel and set in a warm place to rise for about 1 hour or until it is doubled in size.

Alternate method below:

*For best results: spray dough with cooking spray and cover with plastic wrap then allow bread to rise in the refrigerator overnight. Take out 1 hour prior to baking.

Bread shaped into loaf

10

Make egg wash by beating one egg yolk with the water and brush the top of bread with the egg wash.

egg wash coatin

11

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. With a very sharp knife, slice the dough lengthwise.
Bake for 45 minutes.

vertical slice through dough

12

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Scroll through images below
Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread

 

Looking for some more baking ideas for Autumn? How about some Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing?

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Gen says:

    Our family loved this!! I’m not the greatest baker but this was very easy and fun to make! Definitely a hit here! Will be making this for future family brunches!

I love to hear from my readers. If you liked a recipe that you found here, please let me know.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.