Bread Machine Cranberry Raisin Bread Recipe

Raisin Bread Machine Recipe

This bread machine cranberry raisin bread recipe produces a semi-sweet homemade bread that can be used for breakfast (i.e. great with jam) or as a tasty sandwich bread. It is also an attractive bread because the yellow color of the golden raisins contrasts nicely with the darker cranberries. This bread machine bread is a tasty way to secretly add some fruit into your family’s lunches. In addition, you are sneaking in healthy oatmeal fiber too! 🙂 If you would like a breakfast bread made with golden raisins, you might also like to try our Golden Raisin Cinnamon Bread Recipe.

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 – Dried Cranberries

Cranberries Bread Machine Recipe

Key Ingredient – Golden Raisins

Golden Raisins Bread Machine Recipe

Cranberry & Raisin Bread – A Delicious Breakfast Bread!

Bread Machine Cranberry Raisin Bread Recipe

Millennial-Style Breakfast – Mild Guacamole on Cranberry & Raisin Bread

Ingredients – Bread Machine Cranberry Raisin Bread Recipe

  • 1 1/2 Cups – Water (warm)
  • 4 Tablespoons – Unsalted Butter (sliced & softened)
  • 3 Cups – Bread Flour
  • 1 Cup – Old Fashioned Oatmeal (not instant oatmeal)
  • 1/3 Cup – Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons – Salt
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons – Bread Machine Yeast
  • 4 Tablespoons – Dried Cranberries
  • 4 Tablespoons – Golden Raisins

Servings – Roughly 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 Cranberry 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 accidently spilling into the bread machine.
  • Starting with the water, you should add all of the ingredients (except the cranberries & golden raisins) into the bread machine “bucket” (bread pan).
  • 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 cranberries and 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 Sunbeam 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 Cranberry Raisin Bread Recipe

  • The tips below are designed to help bread machine “novices” and/or people with limited baking experience.
  • Some bakers like to make a little dent in the flour in order to hold the yeast in place (looks sort of like a yeast crater in the top of a flour volcano). This prevents the yeast from mixing with the other ingredients until the bread machine is turned on. Of course, you should not place the salt in this “crater” or it could kill the yeast.
  • If you do not have dried cranberries or golden raisins, you can always replace them with “regular” raisins, dried blueberries, dried cherries, etc.
  • If you like cranberry-based desserts & snacks, you should try our recipes for Applesauce Cranberry Bread, Cranberry Banana BreadCranberry Bread with Dried CranberriesCranberry Bread with Fresh Cranberries and Pumpkin Cranberry Bread.
  • If you have a problem with a “basic” bread machine recipe, please make sure that you are following the recipe exactly (i.e. using the correct bread machine settings), using the correct amount of an ingredient (i.e. don’t eyeball the measurements versus using a measurement cup or accidentally add a tablespoon when a teaspoon is called for), using the correct ingredients (i.e. bread machine yeast versus regular yeast or bread flour versus all purpose flour), etc. Please don’t “wing” things with recipes.
  • If you start substituting ingredients (i.e. different types of flour), you are experimenting and should not expect similar results to the recipe shown above. Experimenting can be fun. However, you should expect some successes but more potential disappointments when you start to experiment with recipes. For example, if you substitute whole wheat flour for bread flour, you will probably experience a problem (as whole wheat flour doesn’t rise nearly as well as bread flour). Moreover, whole wheat flour has a totally different flavor.
  • Be aware that some bread recipes may differ slightly between different types of bread machines & bread makers. 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 or bread maker 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 that teach you about common bread machine problems & solutions.
  • 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. banana bread, pizza dough, cornbread, French bread, whole wheat bread, etc.), please visit Bread Dad’s main Bread Machine Recipes section.

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Bread Machine Cranberry Raisin Bread Recipe

This bread machine cranberry raisin bread recipe produces a semi-sweet homemade bread that can be used for breakfast (i.e. great with jam) or as a tasty sandwich bread. It is an attractive bread because the yellow color of the golden raisins contrasts nicely with the darker cranberries. This bread is a tasty way to secretly add some fruit into your family’s lunches. You are also sneaking in healthy oatmeal fiber too! This cranberry & golden raisin oatmeal bread recipe uses a bread machine to create a 2 lb bread loaf.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Sandwich
Cuisine: American, European
Keyword: cranberry bread recipe, cranberry raisin bread, cranberry raisin bread machine, cranberry raisin bread recipe, golden raisin bread recipe, raisin bread machine recipe, raisin bread recipe
Servings: 12 Slices
Calories: 221kcal
Author: Bread Dad

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups Water (warm)
  • 4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter (sliced & softened)
  • 3 Cups Bread Flour
  • 1 Cup Old Fashioned Oatmeal
  • 1/3 Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Bread Machine Yeast
  • 4 Tablespoons Dried Cranberries
  • 4 Tablespoons 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.
  • Starting with the water, you should add all of the ingredients (except the cranberries & golden raisins) into the bread machine “bucket” (bread pan).
  • 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 the second kneading cycle), add the cranberries and 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 Sunbeam 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: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 117IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 2mg

 

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