Recipe: Whole-Wheat Cinnamon Raisin Bread (for Bread Machine)

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I recently bought a bread machine and have been experimenting with different recipes. I am still playing around to find the perfect whole-wheat sandwich loaf, but in the meantime I hit the jackpot with this cinnamon raisin loaf. The first time I made this bread the entire loaf (pictured) was gone in just under 24 hours. And no, we did not have any house guests…it was just my family of four chowing down like it was our jobs. At one point I had to cut the children off mainly because I wanted my loaf to last us longer than a day!

I finally made more though and have been using it to make sandwiches – with organic cream cheese in the middle – for my daughters’ snacks at school. They even love this bread enough for it to serve as a “dessert” after dinner. If you don’t have a bread machine I think it’s worth the investment since it’s nearly impossible to find decent whole-wheat bread at a typical grocery store. I bought a Panasonic machine that was recommended by several friends, but I’ve also heard from readers who found a machine they love from their local Goodwill store. The only complaint I have about my machine is that I wish I didn’t have to wait an hour or two for it to beep before adding the raisins (since you don’t put them in with the rest of the ingredients). Other than that though I’ve been very happy with it! If you have a machine that you love please tell us about it in the comments below.

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Whole-Wheat Cinnamon Raisin Bread (for Bread Machine)
Adapted from Money Saving Mom
  • 3 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup warm water (I heat it in glass measuring cup in microwave for 1 minute)
  • ½ cup oil (I used coconut oil)
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 cup raisins
  1. Follow your bread machine’s directions for making a whole-wheat raisin loaf.
    I like to take my bread out 10 minutes before the standard end time for a lighter crust.
We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.


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229 comments to Recipe: Whole-Wheat Cinnamon Raisin Bread (for Bread Machine)

  • Brittney

    Hello there, I am looking for new recipes and came across this. Could I leave out the Raisins? Just to make a cinnamon bread? Thanks

  • Amanda

    Should I soak the raisins to plump them up or coat them in flour or both to prevent them from sinking and ensuring that I do not change the hydration in the bread recipe :)

  • Sarah

    I just took this out of the oven but the top middle of the loaf is a bit moist after additional time. Do you bake using convection oven or just regular oven? Thanks for any input!

    • Amy Taylor (comment moderator)

      Hi Sarah. Lisa’s oven has a convection setting but she does not bake with it. Every oven is a little different. You might just need to give yours a bit more time. ~Amy

  • Krista

    Hi there. I want to try this in my new bread machine, but it doesn’t say what size loaf this makes. The choices on my machine are 1.5, 2, and 2.5 lb. loaves. Which one would work best for this recipe? Thanks!!

    • toni

      This is the first recipe I tried in my machine and it turned out great!
      @Krista I used the 2.0lb, Whole wheat, light crust settings.
      I have been using the pre-packaged mixes that have worked well. But having this turn out so well gives me the confidence to try more. :)

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  • I’m a bread lover and cinnamon is definitely one of my weakness. I’ve recently received a Breadman bread maker during my housewarming event. This was the first recipe I tried. While I’m sure I could still improve on the finishing, it certainly tastes not too bad (considering it was my first bread). Thanks for your recipe!

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