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Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Cinnamon Raisin Bread is an easy homemade bread recipe full of cinnamon sugar and raisins!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Resting Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American, International
Keyword: cinnamon bread, cinnamon raisin bread, cinnamon raisin bread recipe
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: Mia


For dough

  • 1 ¾ cups/175 grams all-purpose flour or bread flour
  • tbsp powdered milk
  • ¾ tbsp sugar
  • 1 large egg half for the dough half for eggwash
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast or instant yeast
  • ¼ cup lukewarm water or milk
  • tbsp/15grams soften butter let butter soften in room temperature
  • tsp salt

For filling

  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp melted butter


Making the dough

  • If you are using dry active yeast, you need to activate by adding 1/4 cup of lukewarm water and set aside for 5 minutes or when bubbles form. If you are using instant yeast you can directly add to dry ingredients.
  • In a mixing bowl put bread flour, powdered milk, sugar and mix well together.
  • Add the egg and pour in the activated yeast into the dry ingredients.
  • Using a stand mixer with the hook attachment, mix everything at low speed until well incorporated and dough forms.. (Note: You can also use hand mixer or knead by hand).
  • Then add butter and salt and continue beating at low speed for 5 mins. When the butter is mixed well with the dough. Continue beating at medium speed until your dough becomes soft and elastic.
  • Removed dough from mixing bowl then place it in another bowl greased with cooking oil and let it rise for 1 hour or depending on the humidity.
  • When the dough doubled in size you know you achieved a good rise. Dump the dough on the table or counter and press lightly in the center to release the air/gas inside.

Assembly and baking

  • Lightly dust the worktable with some flour and transfer the dough. Roll the dough into a rectangle (approx 12in x 8in) with a rolling pin.
  • Brush the top with a thin layer of melted butter then add cinnamon powder.
  • Distribute raising evenly on top of the dough then do the same with the brown sugar. Roll the dough into a log and place it in a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let the dough rise until double in size. Pre-heat oven at 160°C or 320°F.
  • When the dough has risen, brush with egg wash and bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes at 160°C. Remove it from the oven and let it cool down before slicing. Bon Appetit!