Cinnamon Raisin Easy Sandwich Bread Cinnamon Raisin Easy Sandwich Bread

Photography: Jeff Coulson

This bread is perfect all by itself, and it's even nicer toasted with a bit of butter. It also makes the greatest French toast, so be sure to save some for the weekend. 

  • Portion size 16 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: January 2014


  • 6 cups white bread flour (approx)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon quick-rising (instant) dry yeast
  • 2 1/2 cups lukewarm water
  • 1 1/2 cup raisin
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon


In large bowl, whisk together 5 cups of the flour, salt and yeast. Stir in lukewarm water until well combined. Cover with plastic wrap; let rise in warm draft-free place until bubbly and doubled in bulk, about 12 hours.

Make-ahead: Let rise for up to 18 hours.

Sprinkle work surface with 1/3 cup of the remaining flour. Scrape dough onto work surface; sprinkle 1/4 cup of the remaining flour over top. Cover with tea towel; let stand for 15 minutes.

Using floured hands, gently press dough out into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick rectangle, sprinkling with up to 1/4 cup of the remaining flour if dough is too sticky.

Sprinkle rectangle with raisins and cinnamon; knead until well combined, adding up to 1/4 cup more white bread flour if dough is too sticky. Reshape into rectangle.

Cut in half crosswise. Roll each half into scant 8- x 4-inch (20 x 10 cm) cylinder; place, seam side down, in greased nonstick 8- x 4-inch (1.5 L) loaf pan. Cover loosely with lightly greased plastic wrap; let rise in warm draft-free place until almost doubled in bulk, about 1-1/2 hours.

Bake in 425 F (220 C) oven for 10 minutes. Decrease heat to 375 F (190 C); bake until light golden and loaves sound hollow when tapped, about 30 minutes.
Transfer to racks; serve warm or let cool.

Make-ahead: Let cool completely. Slice loaves; wrap in plastic wrap and freeze in resealable freezer bag for up to 3 weeks.

Nutritional facts per slice: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 145 mg
  • Sugars 4 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Calories 114.0
  • Total fat 1 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 23 g


  • Iron 11.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 18.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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Cinnamon Raisin Easy Sandwich Bread