Cinnamon Raisin Bread Recipe For Bread Machine

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This homemade cinnamon raisin bread is made from start to finish in a bread machine!  All you need to do to create this delicious bread is to add the ingredients to a bread machine and press the start button.  Your house will smell so amazing that you’ll be hardly able to wait for the bread baking cycle to be done.  Then finally you’ll take the warm freshly baked cinnamon raisin bread out of your bread machine and taste the first incredible slice!

How To Make Cinnamon Raisin Bread Recipe For Bread Machine

As my other bread machine recipes (see soft white sandwich bread recipe and oatmeal bread recipe), this one produces great slices that are not crumbly.  If you read the numerous comments on those two other recipes, all these people testify to the fact that those recipes produce the best quality bread machine bread they ever eaten.  Since those recipes works so well, I created this cinnamon raisin bread machine recipe using very similar ingredients, except adding raisins and cinnamon and adjusting the sugar to make this bread slightly more sweet.

If you are a fan of store-brought bread, you have to give this freshly baked goodie a try!  If you look at the ingredient list of the store-bought bread, it is scary – there is just so much stuff you won’t recognize.  When you make bread yourself, you’ll know exactly what goes into it, and it will taste so fresh without all those chemicals and preservatives!

Cinnamon Raisin Bread Machine Bread Recipe

All ingredients for this cinnamon raisin bread are common and easily found: flour, water, sugar, oil, salt, yeast, cinnamon and raisins.  You can use bread flour or regular flour – I haven’t seen much difference in a resulting bread texture.  This bread slices easily and doesn’t crumble much.  I use the serrated knife to slice it for gorgeous even slices that you see on the picture.

You can eat this bread by itself (that’s what usually happens with the warm freshly baked bread), have it with dinner or make sandwiches out of it.  And if you have some left over the next day, it makes amazing cinnamon raisin french toast!

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Cinnamon Raisin Bread Recipe For Bread Machine

This homemade cinnamon raisin bread is made from start to finish in a bread machine! It smells and tastes delicious and has great texture and soft slices.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time3 hours
Total Time3 hours 5 minutes
Course: Bread
Servings: 1 1/2 lb loaf


  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 packet 2 1/4 tsp instant dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup raisins


  • Water has to be at lukewarm temperature (barely warm, not hot). You can either get the water of this temperature from the tap, or warm the water in a microwave.
  • Pour the water in the bread machine.
  • Add oil to the bread machine.
  • Add flour to the bread machine and sprinkle it with cinnamon.
  • On top of the flour, put sugar in one corner of the bread machine, salt in the other corner and yeast in the 3 corner (so the yeast is not touching sugar and salt).
  • Close the bread machine cover, set the machine on White bread and 1 1/2 pound loaf setting, and press Start.
  • Most bread machines have a "nut and raisin" signal that beeps when the dough mixing cycle is close to the end, so you can add nuts, raisins or other extra ingredients. If your machine has this type of signal, add the raisins when it beeps the "nut and raisin" prompt. If your machine doesn't have this feature, you can add them right away.
  • When the baking cycle is finished, take out the freshly baked cinnamon raisin bread and enjoy!
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  1. Oh cinnamon raisin bread is the best, especially for breakfast! Awesome you have such a good basic recipe for a bread machine. I don’t have one but could adapt I am sure. Thanks for all the advice in your last comment to me :-)

      1. I don’t have a bread machine that bakes horizontal, mine bakes vertically….. so looking into it is the heel of the loaf. Will this bake ok on my machine?

    1. I go through phases with my bread machine (like with all gadgets) – there are months that I use it almost every day, and there are months where it’s sitting at the back of the closet unused. Everyone needs an inspiration to start using a gadget that’s currently gathering dust, so hopefully this cinnamon raisin bread recipe will inspire you to use your bread machine!

    1. I have the cheapest bread machine that I got years ago for around $20. It comes in handy, not just for bread but for making any yeast-based dough (like pizza dough) on a Dough cycle. I can’t imagine kneading the yeast-based dough by hand – it seems like so much work, plus remembering all the timing. Bread machine takes all the work out of it – just put the ingredients in and press the button, and you get the gourmet freshly baked bread!

    2. 5 stars
      Could I make this using the dough cycle, remove and bake in oven?

      I made this and it tasted wonderful but the paddle left a huge, gaping hole.🤔

      What would the rising, baking time and temperature be?

      Thanks! (Senior neighbors have requested more and I want it to be pretty for them.)

    1. Thanks Angie! I’m really happy that the bread turned out well for you, and thank you so much for commenting! Now we have the first reader testimonial that this bread recipe works – yay!

    2. Thank you for posting! I was scrolling through to make sure this wasn’t a Pinterest fail before I try it! Lol. I love it when people try the recipe and then come back and let the rest of us know how it turned out! Will definitely be making. Thank you!

  2. Did you use bread machine yeast or regular instant yeast?
    This sounds great but I don’t want to mess it up!

  3. I am fairly new to using bread machines but I will give this a try today. For the bread machine without the beep for nuts and raisins, you said put it right away. does that mean after putting the yeast put the raisins on top? thanks

      1. 5 stars
        I learned to put them last, around the edge of the pan if u don’t want to worry about missing the beep. I think it keeps them from mixing in too soon.

  4. 5 stars
    I made this but I have no freaking clue Melanie how this bread tastes. My hubby ate the whole darn thing. Now he’s hollering for another one. Good thing we got 2 bread machines huh? My son and I might actually get some this time…

  5. How long to bake if using oven? Trying 350 for 30 mins like the last loaf I made. I hate the weird size/shape of loaf in maker…

  6. You didn’t specify if the flour is bread machine flour or can regular flour be used? I haven’t used a bread machine for a very long time, but I need to try this recipe. Sounds wonderful!

  7. Tried and tested!! This bread came out soft and yummy! I replaced the water with milk, sugar with brown sugar, oil with butter and 2 cups bread flour and 1 cup wheat flour. I used a Philips breadmaker. On white bread 750g setting

  8. This is my go to recipe along with another one. It is very tasty! I asked hubby this morning if he wanted me to make Irish Soda Bread or Cinnamon Raisin Bread and he chose your recipe for the Cinnamon Raisin Bread!! I add more cinnamon and also add walnuts. Delicious!

  9. I made this and it was good and soft. The only things Ive changed was: milk instead of water, soaked 1 cup of raisins in the milk and added raisins and milk to the breadmachine 1st, I used 1Tbs of cinnomen, and butter instead of oil. Oh and added a tsp of vanilla.

  10. This bread was fantastic! I used milk and butter in place of water and oil. Also added 2 tsp cinnamon. While I was buying my raisins at Wal-Mart, they had a bag with a mix of golden raisins, dried cranberries and dried cherries so that is what I used. I’m glad I ran across that bag!! Made a beautiful loaf of deliciousness! Thanks for the recipe!

  11. Hi,
    Great bread. I always use milk instead of water as most recipes call for powdered milk, which I never buy, and have found it doesn’t make much difference. Also, I use the dough setting and then dough goes into the loaf pan, grease it, let it rise and pop it into the oven. Get the fantastic smell, which always makes me hungry and there’s no hole from the paddle. This was fantastic toasted served with coffee for breakfast, which I rarely eat, but couldn’t resist as it looked and tasted so……yum

  12. I think that my bread machine is too small for your cinnamon raisin bread recipe. the recipes that came with my machine all call for 2 1/3 cups of flour. It’s a Panasonic that is old. How can I make this bread recipe work on my machine.

    1. I think the recipe will fit as is, as 3 cups of flour is not that much more then 2 1/3. But if you’d like a smaller loaf, just proportionately decrease all quantities.

  13. 5 stars
    I was looking for a good cinnamon raisin bread recipe to use in my new bread maker my husband bought me. That’s his favorite bread. I decided to give your recipe a try, and boy was I pleasantly surprised! The recipe is super simple to follow. When it was finished cooking, I asked my husband if he wanted to try a piece. I cut him a slice and put some butter on it. He loved it so. much, he wanted it again for breakfast! I’m super excited about trying your bread pudding recipe for Instant Pot!

    1. 5 stars
      I try fruit and cinnamon bread inthe breadmaker. My and husband very good. I am going to make other one with cranberry and apricot.

  14. 5 stars
    This is the best cinnamon raisin bread ever!!! I’ve made it many times and it’s always wonderful!! I’m going to try dried blueberries in place of the raisins next time.

  15. 5 stars
    This bread was so easy to make and came out so good! Warm, soft, not too sweet and a whole bunch of goodness! I think we will add more raisins as 3/4 cup wasn’t enough!

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