Raisin Bread is a delightful yeast bread recipe I found in my breadmaker cookbook. It’s so simple that it only takes about 5 minutes to prepare and the breadmaker does the rest. With the exception of raisins, it uses all the typical ingredients found in any breadmaker recipe. I happened to have everything in my pantry already, so when I made this bread it didn’t cost me anything extra to make it. It’s really an economical bread recipe, too, with the ease of using a breadmaker instead of kneading by hand.
We had some friends in our Sunday school class move a few weeks back. John volunteered to help with the moving and lifting part, and I volunteered to bring them a hot meal. After all, who wants to be in the kitchen cooking when you’ve been moving furniture and boxes all day??? 🙁
They asked for a healthy meal so I pulled together Baked Turkey Cutlet Parmesan, Cinnamon Spaghetti Squash, a salad with homemade Healthy Orange Balsamic Salad Dressing, and a huge Fresh Fruit Salad to serve for breakfast the next day. I also brought Paprika Hummus Dip with lots of fresh veggies to serve as they munched while busy unpacking.
I asked if they would eat dessert and they said they’d been trying to stay off a lot of extra refined sugars, so I acquiesced and laid off making a dessert….very hard for me, but I survived. 😉 Then I asked them if they would eat a loaf of homemade bread. Boy, did I get takers for that! Yes, they would eat homemade bread. So I made up a batch of this Raisin Bread for them, in lieu of dessert. Everything was a big hit.
If you’re looking for an easy Raisin Bread yeast recipe (rather than a sweetbread) that’s made for the breadmaker, this is a great one. Quick, easy, delicious. My kind of recipe.
Raisin Bread is versatile. You can serve it for breakfast or as a dinner bread.
I love how quick and easy this bread is to throw together. The breadmaker makes everything so simple.
Serve Raisin Bread with butter and jelly for breakfast or butter and jelly for dinner. 🙂
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients. The container on the right holds dry milk powder.
Layer all the ingredients into the breadmaker in order listed EXCEPT the raisins. Start breadmaker on regular bread machine cycle. At the beep (about 45 minutes later) add raisins. Close lid and continue baking until done.
Allow bread to cool in canister 15 minutes before removing from breadmaker. Brush butter over top of bread to prevent the crusts from hardening. Allow bread to cool 15 more minutes before slicing down.
Slice bread down into about 15 slices.
Here’s a close up so you can see the texture of the bread.
You will love the taste of this amazing Raisin Bread.
Here’s the recipe.
(Recipe slightly adapted from Zojirushi Breadmakers)
- 1 1/3 cups water
- 4 ¼ cups bread flour (NOT all-purpose flour)
- 3 tbsp. sugar
- 2 tbsp. dry milk powder
- 1 ½ tsp. salt
- 2 ½ tbsp. unsalted butter (cut in slivers)
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 ½ tsp. [url href=”http://www.breadworld.com/” target=”_blank”]Fleishmann’s[/url] bread machine yeast
- 1 cup raisins, separate before adding
- Layer ingredients in bread canister in order listed, except the raisins.
- Start breadmaker on regular basic bread setting.
- At the sound of the beep, add raisins.
- Close lid and continue to bake until done.
- Allow bread to sit in breadmaker 15 minutes before removing.
- Spread top and sides of bread with butter to prevent the crust from hardening.
- Allow bread to rest 15 minutes before slicing down.
If you need to make up some homemade bread in a snap, this is a good recipe to try.
Cinnamon and raisins permeate the texture and taste of this tasty bread.