Bread Machine Cinnamon Raisin Bread (Golden Raisins)

Bread Machine - Golden Raisin Cinnamon Bread

This bread machine cinnamon raisin bread recipe creates a delicious bread that is perfect for breakfast. Spread on your favorite topping (i.e. cream cheese or jam) for a great breakfast meal. However, if you just LOVE cinnamon, you can even use it for a tasty sandwich bread.

What makes this recipe special are the golden raisins. I like golden raisins much better than regular raisins because they tend to be sweeter, “plumper” and help to produce a multi-colored bread (see pictures below). Moreover, regular raisins are occasionally too dried out. For more information on golden raisins, please read the recipe “questions” section below. Our bread machine cinnamon raisin bread recipe produces a sweet and fruity breakfast bread… and it looks great too. I love the raisins poking out of the finished bread. Although my wife tends to pick them off and eat them before I can take a photo! If you like golden raisins, you might also like to try our sandwich bread recipes for Bread Machine – Raisin Bread or Bread Machine – Cranberry Raisin Bread.

Since this raisin cinnamon 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 raisin cinnamon bread machine recipe, we hope you will leave a comment below and give us a 5 star rating. Thanks!

Key Ingredient – Golden Raisins

Golden Raisins - Bread Machine

Ingredients – Bread Machine Cinnamon Raisin Bread Recipe

  • 1 1/2 Cups – Milk (lukewarm)
  • 4 Tablespoons – Butter (sliced & softened)
  • 3 Cups – Bread Flour
  • 1 Cup – One Minute Oatmeal
  • 1/3 Cup – Brown Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons – Cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons – Salt
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons – Bread Machine Yeast
  • 1 Cup – 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!

Another Key Ingredient – Ground Cinnamon

Cinnamon - Bread Machine

Instructions – Bread Machine – Golden Raisin Cinnamon Bread

  • 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.

Finished Product – Delicious Golden Raisin Cinnamon Bread

Bread Machine - Raisin Cinnamon Bread

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Tips – Bread Machine – Bread Machine Cinnamon Raisin Bread Recipe

  • If you add the raisins before the first kneading, they can become very fragmented (chopped up) by the two kneading cycles.
  • We use one minute oatmeal (versus old fashioned oatmeal) in this raisin cinnamon recipe in order to make the bread 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.
  • If you want to turn this raisin cinnamon bread into even more of a breakfast bread, you can sprinkle a little brown sugar and cinnamon on top of the dough after the final kneading cycle and before the baking cycle commences.
  • Some bakers like to make a little dent in the flour in order to hold the yeast in place (looks sort of like a crater in the top of a 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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Reference Sources

Questions – Bread Machine Cinnamon Raisin Bread Recipe

What is the difference between golden and regular raisins?

Regular raisins are often sun dried which leaves them darker and drier. In contrast, golden raisins are dried in dehydrators with controlled temperature and humidity levels. This allows golden raisins to retain a lighter color and more moisture. California golden raisins and regular raisins tend to come from pale green Thompson Seedless grapes.

If you want to read more about the grapes used in America to make regular raisins and golden raisins, you should read this Wikipedia article.

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.

Where does cinnamon come from?

Cinnamon comes from the bark of Cinnamomum trees. The primary producers of cinnamon are Indonesia, China, Vietnam and Sri Lanka.

If you would like to learn more about cinnamon, you should read this Wikipedia article.

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Bread Machine Cinnamon Raisin Bread (Golden Raisins)

This bread machine cinnamon raisin bread recipe creates a delicious bread that is perfect for breakfast. Spread on your favorite topping (i.e. cream cheese or jam) for a great breakfast meal. Spread on your favorite topping (i.e. cream cheese or jam) for a great breakfast meal. However, if you just LOVE cinnamon, you can even use it for a tasty sandwich bread. The golden raisins make this bread recipe extra special. This raisin cinnamon bread machine recipe produces a 2 lb bread loaf.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Lunch, Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread machine raisin cinnamon bread, cinnamon raisin bread machine recipe, golden raisin bread machine recipe, golden raisin bread recipe, Golden Raisin Cinnamon Bread Machine Recipe, Raisin Cinnamon Bread Machine Recipe, raisin cinnamon bread recipe
Servings: 12 Slices
Calories: 246kcal
Author: Bread Dad

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups Milk (lukewarm)
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter (sliced & softened)
  • 3 Cups Bread Flour
  • 1 Cup One Minute Oatmeal
  • 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Bread Machine Yeast
  • 1 Cup 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: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 440mg | Potassium: 205mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 167IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg

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