Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger
Whole-Wheat Cinnamon-Raisin Bread
Total:
4 hr 15 min
Active:
3 hr 45 min
Yield:
2 loaves
Level:
Intermediate
Healthy
Total:
4 hr 15 min
Active:
3 hr 45 min
Yield:
2 loaves
Level:
Intermediate
Healthy

Ingredients

Directions

Make the dough.

Measure out 1 1/4 cups very warm water and check the temperature; it should be 120 degrees F to 130 degrees F. Combine both flours, the dry milk, egg, canola oil, honey, salt, yeast and warm water in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook. Mix 3 minutes on the lowest setting, then increase to the next highest setting and mix 5 more minutes. The dough should be soft and sticky.

Let it rise.

Transfer the dough to a large bowl coated with cooking spray. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and let rise at room temperature until the dough has nearly doubled in size, about 1 hour, 30 minutes.

Soak the raisins.

Dry raisins will rob moisture from the bread, so soak them first in boiling water until plump, about 30 minutes. Drain and pat dry.

Fold the dough.

Transfer the dough to a floured work surface. Picture it as a loose square. Lift up one side of the dough and fold about one-third of it across; press down on the dough with spread fingers to remove any air bubbles. Repeat with the remaining 3 sides of the dough.

Add the filling.

Mist two 9-by-5-inch loaf pans with cooking spray. Divide the dough in half; roll out each half into an 8-inch square. Brush each square with canola oil, then sprinkle with the cinnamon (it's high in antioxidants!), brown sugar and raisins.

Form the loaves.

Roll up each square of dough into a tight cylinder; place seam-side down in the prepared pans. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and let rise at room temperature until the dough fills the pans and springs back when touched, about 1 hour, 30 minutes.

Bake the bread.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Brush the loaves with canola oil and bake until golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from the pans and transfer to a rack to cool completely.

Photograph by David Land

More from:

Cooking with Kids

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Fancy Bread Pudding

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Panettone Bread Pudding

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

French Toast Bread Pudding

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Pumpkin Bread

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Garlic Bread

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Banana Bread

Recipe courtesy of Mary Sue Milliken|Susan Feniger

Whole Wheat Penne with Lobster and Bacon

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Irish Soda Bread

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Craveworthy Eats 3 Videos

Crave-Worthy Egg Sandwich 03:24

Claire puts her own spin on a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          The Pioneer Woman

          1:30pm | 12:30c

          Chopped

          2pm | 1c

          Chopped

          3pm | 2c

          Chopped

          4pm | 3c

          Chopped

          5pm | 4c

          Chopped

          6pm | 5c

          Chopped

          7pm | 6c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Chopped

          8pm | 7c

          Chopped

          9pm | 8c

          Chopped

          10pm | 9c

          Chopped

          11pm | 10c

          Chopped

          12am | 11c

          Chopped

          1am | 12c

          Chopped

          2am | 1c

          Chopped

          3am | 2c
          powered by PubExchange

          Get Cooking