Bread Machine Raisin Bread (Golden Raisins)

Bread Machine Raisin Bread

Here is a wonderful bread machine raisin bread recipe. Many people love raisin bread. But you can make it even better… by adding delicious golden raisins! Golden raisins are sweeter & juicier than ordinary dark raisins. Golden raisins also tend not to have the problem of being too dried out (unlike some regular raisins). If you are looking for the breakfast version of this recipe (or you just love cinnamon), you should try our Bread Machine – Raisin Cinnamon Bread recipe. However, for sandwich bread, I prefer this golden raisin bread recipe because it does not have any cinnamon.

Since this raisin bread recipe is done in a bread machine, it is simple & easy to make. It should take you only 5 minutes or so to prepare and then you let the bread machine do the rest of the work. For more great recipes, please visit Bread Dad’s main Bread Machine Recipes section. Bread Dad also has a printable and “pin-able” recipe at the bottom of the page. If you like this recipe, we hope you will leave a comment below and give us a 5 star rating. Thanks!

Key Ingredient – Golden Raisins

Bread Machine Raisin Bread

Golden Raisins

Bread Machine Raisin Bread

Sandwich made with Bread Machine Raisin Bread

Bread Machine Raisin Bread

Ingredients – Bread Machine Raisin Bread Recipe

  • 1 1/2 Cups – Milk (lukewarm)
  • 4 Tablespoons – Butter (sliced & softened)
  • 2 Teaspoons – Molasses
  • 3 Cups – Bread Flour
  • 1 Cup – Oatmeal (one minute oatmeal)
  • 1/2 Cup – Brown Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons – Salt
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons – Bread Machine Yeast
  • 1 Cup – Golden Raisins

Servings – 12 slices

  • Equipment required for this recipe –  Measuring cup & spoons, flexible spatula, oven mitts, cooling rack… and of course, a bread machine!

Instructions – Bread Machine Raisin Bread Recipe

  • Bread machine settings – 2 pound loaf, light color and “basic” bread setting.
  • Unplug the bread machine and remove the bread pan from the bread machine. This prevents any ingredients added to the bread pan from accidentally spilling into the bread machine.
  • Pour the milk into the bread pan and then add the other ingredients (except the golden raisins). Place the bread machine yeast in last and the yeast should not touch the liquid or salt (until the bread machine is turned on and the ingredients start to be mixed together). FYI – Do not place the salt where you plan to add the yeast.
  • Place the bread pan back into the bread machine and plug in the bread machine.
  • Enter the correct settings into the bread machine (i.e. 2 pound, light color and basic) and press the start button.
  • After the bread machine has finished its FIRST kneading cycle (and before it has started the second kneading cycle), add the golden raisins.
  • When the bread machine has finished baking the bread, unplug the bread machine. Remove the bread and place it on a cooling rack. Use oven mitts when removing the bread machine container (bread loaf pan) as it will be very hot!
  • After removing the bread, don’t forget to remove the mixing paddle if it is stuck in the bread. Use oven mitts as the mixing paddle will be very hot coming out of the bread machine. Or wait until the bread is completely cooled and then remove the mixing paddle.
  • In our bread machine, the baking takes about 3 hours for a 2 pound bread at the light color & basic bread settings. However, some machines can differ and you don’t want to be away from home when the bread machine “finished” alarm goes off! Your bread machine should show you the length of the baking time after you have entered the settings into the machine. This will allow you to know when to be in the kitchen in order to remove the bread.
  • Before using your bread machine, you should read the bread machine manufacturer’s  instructions in order to use the bread machine effectively and safely.

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Tips – Bread Machine Raisin Bread Recipe

  • If you add the golden raisins before the first kneading, they can become very fragmented (chopped up) by the bread machine’s typical two kneading/mixing cycles.
  • We use one minute oatmeal (versus old fashioned oatmeal) in this raisin bread recipe in order to make it a little softer. However, if you want to use less processed oats, you can replace the one minute oatmeal with old fashioned oatmeal.
  • If you don’t have any golden raisins, you can use regular raisins, dried cranberries, etc. However, we much prefer sweet delicious golden raisins to regular raisins.
  • Many bakers like to make an indent in the top of the flour in order to hold the bread machine yeast in place (looks sort of like a small flour volcano with a yeast crater). This is done to prevent the yeast from falling into the liquid ingredients (and activating prematurely) or coming into contact with the salt until the bread machine is turned on. Of course, you should not place the salt in this “crater” or it could kill the yeast.
  • The main problem with using regular milk is that people tend to use cold refrigerated milk and this can slow the yeast growth. Try to use warm milk (or instant powdered milk mixed into warm water). However, you should also be aware that the milk should not be too hot because very hot milk can kill the yeast.
  • Be aware that some bread recipes may differ slightly between different types of bread machines. Therefore, please read your bread machine manufacturer’s  instructions for basic bread recipes (i.e. white bread or whole wheat bread) as these are more likely to work on your individual bread machine.
  • If you haven’t used your bread machine in a long time, please buy some new bread machine yeast before making your bread. Old yeast can die or lose its potency and this will lead to bread that does not rise properly. Bread machine yeast may not be viable if it has been sitting in your pantry for years.
  • You can also visit our instructional videos section if you want to watch videos in order to learn about common bread machine problems & solutions, bread making tips, etc.
  • Always wear oven mitts/gloves when dealing with a bread machine. The bread pan and the rest of the bread machine can get very hot during the baking process. This means that the bread pan and bread machine is likely to be very hot when you attempt to remove a baked good from the bread machine and/or bread pan.
  • For more easy bread machine recipes (i.e. white bread, banana bread, pizza dough, cornbread, whole wheat bread, etc.), please visit Bread Dad’s main Bread Machine Recipes section.

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Bread Machine Raisin Bread Questions

Do golden raisins taste different?

Golden raisins taste different from regular raisins. Golden raisins tend to be sweeter, plumper and look great (golden colored). Moreover, regular raisins occasionally have the problem of being too dried out.

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Bread Machine Raisin Bread (Golden Raisins)

Here is a wonderful bread machine raisin bread recipe. Many people love raisin bread. But you can make it even better... by adding delicious golden raisins! For more great bread recipes, please visit BreadDad.com
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread machine golden raisin bread, bread machine raisin bread, golden raisin bread, golden raisin bread machine recipe, golden raisin bread recipe
Servings: 12 Slices
Calories: 259kcal
Author: Bread Dad

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups Milk  (lukewarm)
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter  (sliced & softened)
  • 2 Teaspoons Molasses
  • 3 Cups Bread Flour
  • 1 Cup Oatmeal (one minute oatmeal)
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Bread Machine Yeast
  • 1 Cup Raisins (golden raisins)

Instructions

  • Bread machine settings – 2 pound loaf, light color and “basic” bread setting.

  • Unplug the bread machine and remove the bread pan from the bread machine. This prevents any ingredients added to the bread pan from accidently spilling into the bread machine.
  • Pour the milk into the bread pan and then add the other ingredients (except the golden raisins). Place the bread machine yeast in last and the yeast should not touch the liquid or salt (until the bread machine is turned on and the ingredients start to be mixed together). FYI - Do not place the salt where you plan to add the yeast.
  • Place the bread pan back into the bread machine and plug in the bread machine.
  • Enter the correct settings into the bread machine (i.e. 2 pound, light color and basic) and press the start button.
  • After the bread machine has finished its FIRST kneading cycle (and before it has started the second kneading cycle), add the golden raisins.

  • When the bread machine has finished baking the bread, unplug the bread machine. Remove the bread and place it on a cooling rack. Use oven mitts when removing the bread machine container (bread loaf pan) as it will be very hot!
  • After removing the bread, don’t forget to remove the mixing paddle if it is stuck in the bread. Use oven mitts as the mixing paddle will be very hot coming out of the bread machine. Or wait until the bread is completely cooled and then remove the mixing paddle.

  • In our bread machine, the baking takes about 3 hours for a 2 pound bread at the light color & basic bread settings. However, some machines can differ and you don’t want to be away from home when the bread machine “finished” alarm goes off! Your bread machine should show you the length of the baking time after you have entered the settings into the machine. This will allow you to know when to be in the kitchen in order to remove the bread.

  • Before using your bread machine, you should read the bread machine manufacturer’s  instructions in order to use the bread machine effectively and safely.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 443mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 167IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg

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