Scratch Made Cinnamon Raisin Bread Recipe

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Breakfast options are unlimited lately. From pancakes to eggs, sausages, cereal, granola bars, yogurt and more. Sometimes having a new thing that the kids will eat is a win, because let’s face it, kids eat a lot of food. When out grocery shopping this last week, our son Levi wanted Cinnamon Raisin Bread but this frugal from scratch momma was not going to pay the artisan bread prices. To be frank, I am cheap, so I just made my own. Problem solved.

homemade cinnamon raisin bread cooled on a wood cutting board

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Should have added more cinnamon

Do I have regrets? A fair few, but in this recipe, I do regret not adding more cinnamon. Like, 3-6 Tablespoons more cinnamon. For a first time, making Cinnamon Raisin Bread was a complete success. The kids loved it, the husband loved it, and it was super delicious. But collectively, we all felt this bread could use much more of a cinnamon flavor. So, for the next time just double the amount of cinnamon.

Garlic is the same way. Whenever I read a recipe that will be made, the number of garlic is typically doubled without question.

Quick Bread Recipe

I have been making bread for quite some time. Whole wheat, white, oatmeal, rye, 5-grain, 7-grain and more. But this recipe for a 1-hour quick bread recipe has got to be the most delicious and yet fluffy bread recipe. And the kicker?! You use maple syrup instead of sugar! How awesome is that?! If you want a longer bread recipe, click the link below for the most delicious homemade bread.

Price of flour

In 2020, the price for a 25-pound bag of flour was under ten dollars. This past week, when I bought a bag of flour, it was $18. In two years, the price of flour has doubled. This realization was painful not only for our budget, but also for the thoughts to the future. I don’t often get negative or political or anything, and if you know me you know that is HARD. I am really opinionated and firm in my beliefs. However, with the rising cost of food, the staggering increase in raw food materials, I do have to give a forewarning to anyone who will listen. In the past, when the price of raw flour increases- inflation and recessions follow. For more information on the last five decades of flour prices and inflation, click the link below. It is pretty fascinating!

Flour and prepared flour mixes price inflation, 1977→2022 (in2013dollars.com)

Or from a farmers’ point of view, check out the link below. All I know, is that the cost of 1 cup of flour in 2020 was $0.11 from a $9.58 25-pound bag and now the same bag is $18.79 and costs $0.23 per cup. I am not the greatest at math, but pretty sure that is a 109% increase for flour alone in two years.

What’s Up With the World’s Supply of Wheat? – Modern Farmer

Pepperidge Farm Raisin Cinnamon Swirl Bread
16 oz
$5.49
$0.34/oz

Recipe for Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups warm water
Yeast, 1 Tablespoon
1 Tablespoon maple syrup
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp cinnamon
2/3 cups raisins
1 tsp vanilla

cinnamon raisin bread ingredients on countertop

Directions

1. In the bowl of a KitchenAid mixer, pour in warm water, 1 Tablespoon yeast and 1 Tablespoon maple syrup, then whisk well to combine, then let the mixture rest for 5 minutes.

2. When the yeast water is bubbly, add 1 Tablespoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 3 1/2 cups flour and 1 teaspoon salt, then mix well until fully combined.

3. On a clean countertop, pour out the cinnamon raisin bread dough and then gently flatten it into a 12-inch by 12-inch square.

4. On the bread dough, add the 2/3 cup raisins, 1 Tbsp sugar and cinnamon making sure to spread them around evenly on the dough within 1-inch of the edge.

5. Carefully roll up the bread dough and then fold in the sides, making sure to pinch the seams together.

6. Spray an 8 X 4 loaf pan with non-stick spray and then place the Scratch Made Cinnamon Raisin Bread seam-side down.

7. Then cover the loaf pan with plastic wrap and rest for 20 minutes to allow the bread to rise.

cover with plastic wrap

8. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and then remove the plastic wrap off of the loaf pan.
9. Bake the Scratch Made Cinnamon Raisin Bread for 35 minutes.

baked cinnamon raisin bread loaf cooing in pan

Remove the bread from the oven and let it rest to cool completely before cutting and enjoy!
~Monica

sliced cinnamon raisin bread on cutting board

Scratch Made Cinnamon Raisin Bread Recipe

Ingredients for Cinnamon Raisin Bread

1 1/2 cups warm water
Yeast, 1 Tablespoon
1 Tbsp maple syrup
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp cinnamon
2/3 cup raisins
1 tsp vanilla

Directions for Cinnamon Raisin Bread

1. In the bowl of a KitchenAid mixer, pour in warm water, 1 Tablespoon yeast and 1 Tablespoon maple syrup, then whisk well to combine. Let the mixture rest for 5 minutes.
2. When the yeast water is bubbly, add 1 Tablespoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 3 1/2 cups water and 1 teaspoon salt, then mix well until fully combined.
3. On a clean countertop, pour out the cinnamon raisin bread dough and then gently flatten it into a 12-inch by 12-inch square.
4. On the bread dough, add the 2/3 cup raisins, 1 Tbsp sugar and cinnamon making sure to spread the mixture around evenly and 1-inch away from the edges of the dough.
5. Carefully roll up the bread dough and then fold in the sides, making sure to pinch the seams together.
6. Spray an 8 X 4 loaf pan with non-stick spray and then place the Scratch Made Cinnamon Raisin Bread seam-side down.
7. Cover the loaf pan with plastic wrap and then rest for 20 minutes to allow the bread to rise.
8. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and then remove the plastic wrap off of the loaf pan.
9. Bake the Scratch Made Cinnamon Raisin Bread for 35 minutes with the rack in the middle of the oven.
Remove the bread from the oven and let it rest to cool completely before cutting and enjoy!
~Monica

cut cinnamon raisin bread on wood cutting board

Published by Monica's Scratch Kitchen

I have not always had the skills to cook and bake from scratch. As a young wife, I bought every meal frozen or boxed and presented it to my husband with a flourish, believing myself a decadent cook. As our budget shrunk, and our family grew, I looked for ways to stretch our money to nourish our kids with the best for their hungry appetites. Hoping to find recipes and meals that they would love to eat. Through the last 5 years, I have learned so many cooking and baking lessons, and experienced many wins and failures. Come along with me on this journey as I share my recipes that work, how to make them on the cheap, and my tips and tricks to get my kids to eat homemade deliciousness! I will also share updates to our house that we have done in the last year since our move. With one income, we do most of the work ourselves and with amazing family and friends to help out, cutting costs but keeping style and money in the bank! I am a wife and mother of 3 boys and 1 princess. When I was a kid, I remember being asked what I wanted to be or do when I grew up. My response was, "a mom", and I am proud to grow up and be a mom to 4 amazing kids! Samuel is 11, Matthew is 8, Levi is 4, and Elliana is almost 2. We have been blessed to have kids who love to explore foods, to try new recipes, and enjoy helping us around the house. With 4 kids, you better believe they help clean! My husband Tyler and I have been married almost 13 years. We love our kids, we love outdoors, camping, canoeing, grilling, watching movies, and just hanging out making memories. A few years ago I gifted Tyler with his own "menu" book, where we write meals and foods we have loved to eat. Weekly our family decides what our meals will be and I make up a grocery list with what we need. It literally is my favorite chore! I love to shop, so shopping for food on a budget is my biggest win! Thank you for taking the time and visiting my site, Subscribe so you do not miss a post! Keep coming back to hear about new recipes, updates on our home, fun times with our kids, and how to make homemade deliciousness! ~Monica

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