Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 230.0
  • Total Fat: 7.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 30.3 mg
  • Sodium: 40.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 35.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 6.2 g

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Introduction

This bread is always a hit and there are seldom any leftovers when I make it. The freshly baked bread also makes a great housewarming gift when offered warm and fragrant, right out of the oven. On the few occasions when I am lucky enough to have some cinnamon raisin bread left over, I like to use it for French toast or to whip up peanut butter and banana sandwiches. This bread is always a hit and there are seldom any leftovers when I make it. The freshly baked bread also makes a great housewarming gift when offered warm and fragrant, right out of the oven. On the few occasions when I am lucky enough to have some cinnamon raisin bread left over, I like to use it for French toast or to whip up peanut butter and banana sandwiches.
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    For the bread:
    3/4 cup reduced fat milk, warm
    2 teaspoons active dry yeast
    3 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    1/2 cup whole wheat flour
    1 tablespoon honey
    2 1/2 teaspoons salt
    2 1/2 ounces butter, chilled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
    1 ounce reduced fat cream cheese
    2/3 cup black raisins

    For the filling:
    1/4 cup Stevia
    1 tablespoon cinnamon
    1/8 cup liquid egg substitute or 1 small egg

Tips

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Directions

Heat the milk in the microwave or in a small pot, just until warm. Whisk in the yeast and honey and allow the mixture to sit for at least 5 minutes, or until the yeast has dissolved.

In the meantime, cut the cold butter and cream cheese into 1/2-inch cubes. Place the cubes on a plate or small baking sheet and refrigerate until ready to use.

Preheat the oven to 375░F with a rack in the center position. Grease an 8.5 x 4.5 loaf pan with oil or pan spray.

In a medium bowl combine the all-purpose and whole wheat flours, the sugar and the salt. Cut in the cold butter and cream cheese using a fork or pastry cutter, until the flour is a sandy consistency. You can also use a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.

Add the milk mixture and 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon water to the flour mixture. If kneading with a stand mixer, switch to the dough hook and knead on medium speed for 8 minutes. If kneading by hand, knead the dough for 10 minutes or until it is smooth, elastic, and does not stick. At this point, add the raisins and knead by hand, or with the stand mixer, for about 2 minutes, until the raisins are well incorporated.

Transfer the dough to a large bowl, cover and let stand in a warm place for about 1 1/2 hours, or until doubled in volume.

Stir together the Stevia and cinnamon in a small bowl. Measure out the egg substitute or whisk one small egg into a small bowl and set aside.

Once the dough has doubled in volume, transfer it to a large work surface and roll into a rectangle roughly 14 inches long and 10 inches wide. Using a pastry brush, brush the entire surface of the dough with the egg wash and sprinkle the cinnamon mixture evenly over the dough. Roll the dough into a log and transfer it into the prepared loaf pan, seam side down. Brush the top of the loaf with egg wash and allow it to rise for an additional 15 to 20 minutes, until the dough rises above the rim of the loaf pan.

Transfer the loaf to the oven and bake for about 40 minutes. Remove the loaf pan from the oven and cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully drag a small knife around the sides of the loaf pan to prevent sticking. Gently remove the loaf of bread from the pan. Use caution, as the pan and bread will still be quite hot. Cool the bread on the wire rack for an additional 15 minutes before serving. Serve the bread slightly warm. The bread can be served plain, or spread with a little butter or reduced-fat cream cheese. Store leftovers tightly wrapped at room temperature for up to 3 days.


Serving Size:áMakes 12 servings

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is a wonderful change for something to eat for breakfast. I like to put some peanut butter on it, too. - 5/22/14

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Had this the other day. And it was fantastic!!! After I made it, the wife sliced it up and made French toast from it! It was my cheat meal of the week!!! - 5/14/19

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent staple. The only changes I made was I used regular sugar instead of stevia/ regular cream cheese instead of the reduce fact version. I increased the amount of cinnamon because everyone in my household love cinnamon. - 6/30/18

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is great toasted and then spread on a little peanut butter. DH loves it made into French toast. - 6/26/18

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    What thickness of a slice is a serving? - 1/9/17

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing. - 4/3/16

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  • Very Good
    Nice change - 5/31/20

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  • yum - 4/19/20

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  • Love raisin bread - 4/9/20

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  • This reminded me of the bread my g-ma used to make. - 4/6/20

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  • Incredible!
    Great - 3/6/20

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  • Very Good
    did not use honey called for in recipe - 2/14/20

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  • Good
    Good - 2/7/20

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  • Some of these recipes look so yummy. I thought we were trying to lose weight LOL - 1/24/20

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  • I made this, it didn't have the soft texture of using whole milk and real sugar in the filling. I prefer the real thing, and limit my portion to 1 oz. - 12/27/19

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  • Incredible!
    YUM - 9/10/19

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  • fantastic breakfast item - 4/25/19

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  • Yummy - 1/24/19

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  • Incredible!
    Delicious - 12/6/18

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  • delicious - 11/10/18

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  • Yummy! - 10/18/18

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  • Incredible!
    This is good. I did let my raisins sit in hot water first to plump up. 12 slices to a loaf did not work well, as the bread crumbled when cut that thin. - 10/10/18

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  • Thank you - 9/20/18

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  • Very Good
    Love this and I make it when my sister comes to stay with us. It's a good excuse - 9/13/18

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  • With most bread a serving is 1 ounce. This is a very tasty bread treat. - 9/7/18

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  • I love cinnamon raisin bread, can't wait to try it! - 7/10/18

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  • Yummy - 7/1/18

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  • Very Good
    A family favorite! - 6/27/18

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  • There are several things wrong with this recipe - 6/25/18

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  • great - 6/18/18

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  • Incredible!
    yum. - 6/18/18

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  • Very Good
    A nice bread. - 6/18/18

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  • Very Good
    Love a good bread - 6/9/18

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  • This a great treat and fun to make and wonderful to eat. - 6/9/18

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  • Very Good
    Thanks for sharing - 5/24/18

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  • Incredible!
    My husband loves try making the cinnamon raisin bread! yummy!!! - 5/18/18

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  • My kids love when I make this cinnamon raisin bread recipe! - 5/18/18

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  • Pinned it to try sometime. - 4/16/18

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  • Nice recipe but a few too many carbs for me in one sitting. - 3/22/18

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  • Very Good
    Very good bread. - 3/7/18

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  • Wow, this bread is so good!!! - 3/7/18

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  • Can not wait to try this recipe, thanks for sharing. - 1/15/18

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  • great idea - 1/15/18

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  • nice - 1/13/18

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  • I don't care for raisins but I could just omit them. - 12/31/17

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  • Very Good
    delicious! - 12/31/17

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  • What a wonderful smell, warm cinnamon bread! - 11/22/17

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  • Yum - 11/18/17

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  • love the smell as this bakes. really good. - 11/18/17

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  • Incredible!
    love this - 11/15/17

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  • Looks good! - 11/3/17

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  • Very Good
    yummy - 10/30/17

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  • great recipe, looks yummy - 10/22/17

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  • Very Good
    great - 10/22/17

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  • Will try. - 9/26/17

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  • Good
    My son love cinnamon bread but I have to leave out the raisins. - 9/14/17

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  • Very Good
    Gooood! - 9/7/17

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  • A little different from the one I make. Will give it a try. - 9/6/17

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  • Very Good
    So darn good - 9/6/17

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  • Incredible!
    A man is incomplete until he is married.
    After that, he is finished.
    - Zsa Zsa Gabor
    - 9/6/17

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  • Very Good
    LOVE THIS BREAD. W/D HAS ONE AS GOOD. - 9/6/17

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  • Sounds delish - 9/6/17

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  • Incredible!
    Great breakfast this morning - 9/6/17

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  • this should be good for breakfast thanks - 8/28/17

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  • Love raisin bread...thanks.... - 8/27/17

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  • Very Good
    I subbed agave nectar for the honey due to a food allergy. - 8/23/17

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  • Incredible!
    This is so good that it is hard to eat just one piece! - 8/12/17

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  • Incredible!
    Delicious!!! Great with a small bit of butter on top, too! - 7/9/17

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  • Incredible!
    This makes an awesome breakfast. - 6/15/17

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  • delicious - 6/1/17

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  • yummy - 5/25/17

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  • One of the reasons I like read recipes is that I can imagine making and eating the food without actually doing either. This recipe is real delicious. - 5/20/17

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  • Incredible!
    love this bread toasted - 4/28/17

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  • Yum - 4/16/17

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  • Good - 4/12/17

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  • This looks good - I also wonder what type of Stevia you use. What amount of sugar are you trying to sub for? I'd like to know since I might use a different sweetner. - 12/29/15

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Can this be prepared in a bread machine? - 4/24/15

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Can you use Truvia or Truvia baking mixture instead of the Stevia? - 12/27/14

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    nice
    - 11/29/14

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I am anxious to try this...I love cinnamon raisin toast - 6/19/14

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  • 0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I am very anxious to try this recipe. It sounds wonderful!! - 5/22/14

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  • 0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Sounds like a winner recipe.... - 5/22/14

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