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.
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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