An easy Homemade Whole Wheat Cinnamon Raisin Bread Recipe made with just 4 simple ingredients, no added sugars, and no kneading required!
Let me just preface with the fact that I am AWFUL at making bread. Awful.
I distinctly remember trying to make my own whole wheat bread in college, only to find that it didn’t rise AT ALL, and ended up looking like french toast sticks rather than slices of bread. That didn’t stop me from eating my french toast stick bread though. (hey, no food waste!)
So like, if I can make this cinnamon raisin bread recipe werk, you can too, boo. It’s hella easy.
What makes this cinnamon raisin bread delicious and healthy
- whole wheat flour
How to Make this Dutch Oven Cinnamon Raisin Bread Recipe
In a large bowl, whisk together 4 cups of whole wheat flour, 3/4 teaspoon of active dry yeast, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, and 2 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon. Stir in 1/3 cup of raisins. Slowly add 2 cups of water, and stir until fully combined. Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap, and leave on countertop for 12-16 hours, or overnight.
After dough has risen, preheat oven to 425°F, and add a 6 quart dutch oven with lid on to the middle rack of the oven while oven is preheating. Once oven has preheated, carefully remove dutch oven, and coat the inside with cooking spray. Shape dough into a ball with hands, and add to dutch oven. Replace lid, and bake for 20 minutes.
Carefully remove lid, and bake bread for an additional 10 minutes, or until top is golden brown. Remove from oven, and let bread cool in dutch oven for 5 minutes, before cooling completely on a wire cooling rack.
- Grease hands with a little bit of oil when transferring dough to keep it from sticking.
- Coat the dutch oven generously to prevent the bread from sticking when baking.
- Let the bread cool completely before slicing.
How long does this cinnamon raisin bread last?
Generally, this bread will last up to 5 days, but can be frozen to extend the shelf life.
Can I freeze this bread?
Absolutely! I usually slice mine first, and keep them a resealable freezer bag for up to 6 months. They taste just the same when toasted. (especially with a little buttah!)
Money-Saving Tips for this Cinnamon Raisin Bread Recipe:
- Buy in bulk. Purchasing the bigger sizes of flour and raisins is more cost effective than smaller or single-serving sizes.
- Use store brands. The store brand of flour, yeast, and cinnamon are usually less expensive without sacrificing flavor or quality.
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An easy, homemade cinnamon raisin bread recipe made with just 4 simple ingredients, no added sugars, and no kneading required!
- 4 cups whole wheat flour
- 3/4 teaspoon active-dry yeast
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/3 cup raisins
- 2 cups water
- In a large bowl, combine flour, yeast, salt, and cinnamon.
- Stir in raisins.
- Add water, and stir until all flour in incorporated.
- Cover tightly with plastic wrap, and let sit on countertop for 12-16 hours.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees, adding dutch oven with lid to oven during preheating.
- Remove dutch oven from heated oven, and coat bottom with non-stick cooking spray.
- Transfer bread dough to dutch oven, shaping in hands before.
- Replace lid, and bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove lid, and bake an additional 10 minutes.
- Let cool in dutch oven for at least 5 minutes before removing, and letting cool completely on wire cooling rack.
- Enjoy within 5 days, or keep in freezer for up to 6 months.
- Grease hands with oil before handling dough to prevent sticking.
- Keep dough in a warm place to assist with rising.
- If a sweeter bread is preferred, add 2 tablespoons of maple syrup or brown sugar when adding water to dough.
- Category: bread
- Method: baking
- Cuisine: Baked Goods
- Serving Size: 1 slice
- Calories: 176
- Sugar: 2
- Sodium: 141
- Fat: 1
- Saturated Fat: 0
- Unsaturated Fat: 1
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 40
- Fiber: 7
- Protein: 7
- Cholesterol: 0
Keywords: bread, cinnamon, raisin, whole wheat, dutch oven, homemade, no sugar
Recipe inspired by Jo Cooks
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