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
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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.

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

  • JK

    You’ve inspired me!!! I hadn’t give our food a minute’s though until I stumbled across your Facebook page. Now I am actively looking for ways to change my family’s eating habits and I have started by cutting out white flour and processed bread. I bought the Panasonic bread machine and have been baking my own for the past week….gradually moving the family from white to wholemeal. Next up is granola and there will be no more boxed cereal in my house. For those that know me, it is totally out of character and they think it’s just a fad, be seriously, it takes me less than 10 minutes to prep a loaf of bread!

    P.S. the latest Panasonic model has a seperate nut and rasin compartment and adds them for you….maybe time to upgrade!?

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