My youngest daughter is a soon-to-be Registered Dietician. She is currently completing her internship hours and will be sitting for the exam next summer. She occasionally shares nutrition information with me and hardly ever lectures me on my eating habits. She recently told me about a blog called “100 Days of Real Food” that I am really enjoying. I must admit I had not thought too much about eating processed foods but since I started reading this website I am much more aware of products I am purchasing. While looking through the recipe index I saw a recipe for bread machine raisin bread which sounded awesome. I did not end up making her recipe because it called for whole wheat flour and I did not have any of that in my pantry, but I did get out my bread machine cookbook and found an alternate recipe for which I had all the ingredients. As a side note, I did find several recipes on “100 Days of Real Food” that I am going to try soon.
My bread machine is probably ten years old and I am guessing I have not had it out of the cabinet for a year. If you like bread made in the bread machine I have a killer recipe for Honey Oatmeal Bread which hands down is the bread most made in my machine. Let me know if you are interested in that and I would be happy to share. Today I had raisin bread on my mind and my bread machine cookbook had multiple recipes to choose from. I wish I could share with you how my house smelled while this loaf was baking, AAAAAMAZING!
My favorite way to eat Raisin Bread is toasted and smeared with cream cheese. This recipe did not disappoint!
Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin Bread(Bread Machine)
Makes a 1 ½ pound loaf
1 ¼ cups milk
3 cups bread flour
¾ cups oats, quick or old fashioned
2 T brown sugar
1 ½ t salt
1 ½ t ground cimmamon
2 T butter, cut into 4 pieces
2 ¼ t active dry yeast or 1 ½ t fast rise yeast
½ cup raisins
You should check your own bread machine for instructions for making sweet bread but these were the instructions for mine.
- Add milk to bread pan.
- Add flour, oats, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon to pan. Tap pan to settle ingredients, then level the ingredients pushing some of the flour mixture to the corners. Place a piece of butter into each corner of the pan on top of the dry ingredients.
- Make a slight well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the yeast.
- Place bread pan into chamber. Select the sweet bread setting and the bread color setting.
- After 17 minutes an alert sounds on my machine to add the raisins. Close cover.
This recipe takes about 3 hours and 40 minutes to bake in my machine. Enjoy!