Old-Fashioned Cinnamon Raisin Bread

A great recipe tailored specifically for use with your trusty bread maker. This bread contains eggs and vegetable shortening which ensures a rich and tender slice each and every time. Speckled with raisins and cinnamon for that taste we all love!

You will be using your Sweet or Fruit cycle on your bread maker for this recipe. This makes a 1.5 lb loaf. Set your machine to normal crust.

About 1/2 hr before beginning, fill up your measuring cup with 1 1/4 cups of water and let sit at room temperature. Yes, no warm water for this recipe. We want perfect room temperature water and then we go from there!

Your egg, on the other hand, should be fresh and straight out of the fridge. No need to bring it to room temperature.

Most bread recipes call for oil as the fatty ingredient. This one calls for shortening. When adding butter or shortening to a bread machine mix, ensure it is always at room temperature and break it apart into small pieces with your fingers before adding to the pan.

This loaf rises up perfectly; no weird lumps and bumps. Also, no pockets of air leaving you with a slice of "more hole" than bread.

So haul out your bread maker and be prepared to salivate as you smell the wonderful aroma of cinnamon fill the air.


A truly beautiful loaf

In all its glory!

*source: 250 Best Canadian Bread Machine Baking Recipes


1 1/4 cups water, room temerature
1 egg
1/4 cup skim milk powder
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons shortening ( I use Crisco vegetable shortening)
3 1/2 cups white bread flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon bread machine yeast
3/4 raisins


Add all ingredients above, except raisins, to bread machine pan in the order as written.
Place raisins into "Extra" dispenser . If you don't have one, make sure you add the raisins manually at the "add ingredient" signal.
Select Sweet or Fruit/Nut setting
Select 1/5 lb loaf, regular crust
Select "Add Extras" if you have this feature.
Press Start
Sit back and relax !

A perfect way to start the day


  1. Mmmmmmm.... sounds like I should get a copy of that book. My WilliamSonoma machine came with a manual that contains very few recipes.

    LOVE your pics!!

  2. AnonymousMay 22, 2011

    This looks perfect for a Sunday morning treat. I may need to dust off the bread maker! :)


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