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With four hungry boys in the house, I find it far more economical to make my own bread when I am able. Whether it is a single loaf in the bread machine or a larger batch made in my Bosch mixer, everyone in the family agrees that homemade bread fresh from the oven pretty much trumps store bought bread. While I have added cinnamon chips into my dough to make cinnamon bread in the past, I had not tried my hand a making a cinnamon raisin bread.
This recipe assumes you have about 1 1/2 to 2 pounds of bread dough for making your bread. The bread photographed for this post used a whole wheat French bread recipe that is a family favorite. Either a plain bread or one with some sweetness (e.g. honey or more of a Hawaiian sweet bread) would work as the base.
Here’s a visual of the process from when you flatten out the dough:
Of course, spreading butter on top of a slightly warm piece makes for a wonderful treat.
What types of dishes do you enjoy with raisins as an ingredient?
Is baking bread from scratch (hand or machine) something that you have done?
For more delicious recipes featuring raisins for National Raisin Week, visit a few of my favorite blogs:
- Arroz con Leche (Mexican Rice Pudding) from Confessions of an Overworked Mom
- Raisin Cinnamon Swirl French Toast by Adventures in All Things Food
- Chewy, Delicious Oatmeal Raisin Coconut Cookies by Our Family World
- Oatmeal Raisin Muffins by Wife Mom Geek
- Carrot Raisin Salad by Thrifty Jinxy
- Orange Raisin Muffins with Orange Glaze by Mom Does it All
- Chai Raisin Donuts by Upstate Ramblings
- Baby Kale and Raisin Salad by Better in Bulk
- Oatmeal Raisin Apple Muffins by My Sweet Sanity
- Carrot Cake Cookie Recipe – Sneak Fruits & Veggies in for Your Kids! by Frugal Novice