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.
Do they say hella where you’re from? Californians say it A LOT. Us New Englanders have our wicked, west coasters have their hella. So everything is pretty much wicked hella good if you ask me.
I don’t know about milkshakes, but the smell of cinnamon raisin bread baking would definitely bring all the boys to the yard. And then I would tell them to get off my property and get their own damn bread before I call the cops. Kids these days.
I don’t know how I survived in the kitchen without a dutch oven, but it is definitely my favorite and most used kitchen tool. It’s the stepford wife of kitchen tools. It bakes, cooks, sautees, and is even easy to clean! Is there anything a dutch oven can’t do?!
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.
I digress. Make this bread. Slather a warm slice is butter, and prepare to have your heart melt with satisfaction. I didn’t add any sugar to this bread, because I don’t like recipes telling me how sweet I have to be. I do like mine with a mega dose of peanut butter on most days. A drizzle of honey never hurt either, but I’m not one to tell you how to live your life.
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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
Keywords: bread, cinnamon, raisin, whole wheat, dutch oven, homemade, no sugar
Recipe inspired by Jo Cooks
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