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Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Bread

There's no butter here, just delicious swirls of brown sugar and cinnamon. Have all your ingredients at room temperature and ALWAYS AERATE YOUR FLOUR BEFORE MEASURING. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Makes: 1 loaf

Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Bread

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 packet (2 tsp./7 gms) instant yeast
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 3/4 cup 1% low fat milk heated to 120-130° F
  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil or extra light olive oil
  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup raisins (I mix yellow and red raisins)
  • about 1/3 cup additional flour
  • milk for brushing
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cinnamon

Instructions:

  1. Combine flour, yeast, sugar & salt in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add warm milk followed by oil and egg.
  3. Beat with electric mixer on medium-high for 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in raisins and enough flour to form a mass (about 1/3 cup).
  5. Transfer to a floured surface and knead for 2 minutes, about 80 turns.
  6. Cover dough and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  7. Meantime combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and grease an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan.
  8. Roll dough into 12 x 8-inch rectangle.
  9. Brush liberally with milk. Top with the brown sugar mix, leaving 1/2-inch on long sides and 1-inch at far end.
  10. Roll tightly, starting at narrow end. Pinch both ends well to keep filling from escaping, and tuck under.
  11. Place seam side down in loaf pan, cover with a towel and let rise in a warm spot until it's one inch above the rim of the pan - about 40 minutes.
  12. Bake in preheated oven at 350° F for 30-35 minutes. After 15 minutes, place a foil tent on top of loaf to prevent over-browning. Loaf is done when interior measures 195-200° F.
  13. Remove immediately from pan and cool loaf on a rack, on its side.

No electric mixer? You can combine by hand but knead longer, about 5 minutes.

Gaps inside your bread? See my blog post for more. Click here.

16 Comments on "Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Bread"

  1. Ron

    Great, Thanks.

  2. Patty

    Thank you Jenny, it looks GREAT! I hope to try it this weekend. 😊 🇨🇦

  3. Millie

    You are so funny Jenny when you say you’re welcome at the end of your recipe announcement! I can’t wait to try this and it sounds delicious and easy. Have elderly diabetic neighbors and can’t wait to get this made and bring it over to them because they’re always making something nice for me as well. Thank you and will love it. Millie

  4. Julia P.

    Hi Jenny,
    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your recipes! I never had a problem with any of them, easy, healthy and delicious! I made your latest, cinnamon raisin bread yesterday, it couldn’t have come out better, (even if YOU baked it, ha,ha,ha).
    I, as many, miss your videos, please, please, please,Jenny, make some more!
    ……..have to go now, my morning coffee and cinnamon raisin bread awaits me.

  5. Joan

    Thanks Jenny. Can’t wait to make this. Looks delicious.

  6. Alma

    Jenny, this sounds wonderful. I look forward to all your recipes. Because my oven doesn’t work, do think this bread may be made in a bread maker? I may give it a try, and, if I do, I will let you know how it works. Thanks

    Alma

  7. Granmommy11

    I think you like all the things I like, Jenny! This sounds wonderful for toast on a cold winter morning….or any other time. Thank you so much.

  8. Laura

    Perfect timing for cinamin bread. Thanksgiving weekend would be perfect. I appreciate this recipe not using butter for health reasons. As always your recipes become a standard in our home. Thank you for raising the bar.

  9. Tracey

    thank you Jenny, Hilarious ! I was just at the grocery store with my husband and said boy I’d really like some raisin bread and a voila ! Can’t wait to try it.

  10. Yoly T

    Thanks Jenny for another yumyummmy recipe . I will try making a loaf this wkend. Thank you
    so much for making all your recipes easy for everybody to follow. Yoly T.

    easy for everybody to follow. Yoly T.

  11. Terry

    Thank you Jenny. Love your recipes. Like Julia Child though, I think anything with butter is better. Do you see any issues with replacing the oil with melted butter and maybe even brush with melted butter instead of milk??

  12. michelle

    I’ve been using your recipe for whole wheat bread and turning it into cinnamon raisin bread for a couple of years now. It’s the easiest and best bread recipe I’ve found 🙂

  13. Donnamarie

    Your recipes turn out wonderful and I am certain this one will too. Can’t wait to try it! Was hoping you had put a video with this recipe, just LOVE your videos! So informative and entertaining. 🙂 Love your website. Jenny, Thank you for sharing your love of cooking and baking with us!

  14. Dalila G.

    OMGoodness!!
    How wonderfully delicious does this cinnamon swirl raisin bread look?!
    My hubby LOVES this type of bread, it’ll be great on a chilly morning with a steaming cup of joe.
    I plan on baking it very soon, crossing my fingers for “small” gaps or better yet, none at all.
    Either way it’s going to be eaten!
    Thanks for posting another tasty recipe Ms. Jenny!
    Have a wonderful Sunday!

  15. Corry

    Looks so delicious I can’t wait to make it.
    Thank you so much all of your recipes I have done makes me look like a
    great cook.keep them coming God bless & thank you.

    Corry

  16. Beth from Wisconsin

    Oh! Jenny, Perfect timing! I’m in the mood to bake a bread and this sounds fantastic. I can smell the wonderful aroma already.:)and for the up coming wonderful season. Be well!
    Thank you,
    Beth

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