Saturday, November 24, 2012

Cinnamon Sugar Swirl Raisin Bread


I love making bread and one of our favorites is this Cinnamon Sugar Swirl Raisin Bread.  It's a lightly sweetened dough with raisins and a swirl of cinnamon and sugar inside.  Plus I love to top it off with a sweet glaze!  I've been making this bread for years and it's always a big hit.  I make it in the morning and honestly it doesn't last the day!   

Ingredients are as follows:

1/2 C warm water
1 pkg. yeast (7 g or 1/4 oz.)
1 tsp. sugar 

3/4 C milk
1/2 C brown sugar
1/4 C butter, softened
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 C raisins
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
4 C flour 

4-5 Tbsp. butter, softened
2-3 Tbsp. cinnamon
3-4 Tbsp. sugar 

1 C powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2-3 tsp. milk


In a small bowl mix the sugar and yeast into the warm water; set aside. (this is after it set a few minutes)

Bring the milk up to a simmer, turn off heat, and allow to cool down.

 Cream together the butter and brown sugar.

Mix in the eggs and vanilla.

Mix in the yeast mixture, milk and raisins.

Slowly add the flour until incorporated; knead for 5 minutes.

 Place into a greased bowl, cover and allow to rise for an hour.

 After the hour, on a floured surface, roll out into a rectangle.

Generously spread on butter, cinnamon and sugar. 

Roll up jelly style then flip the ends up on top.

Flip over and place in a greased 9 x 5" pan; preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Allow to rise until doubled.

Bake for 35-40 minutes, until golden brown and sounds hollow when you tap the top.  Turn oven off, leave in there an additional 15 minutes.

Mix together the powdered sugar, vanilla and milk until creamy.

Remove bread from the pan and pour icing all over it.

Slice, serve and enjoy!  




  1. Wow! You made that sound so amazingly easy!

  2. You would've been the most loved person in my house if this was around after Thanksgiving. What a deliciously sweet way to start a morning, or to sweeten really any part of the day heehee. Yum :)

    Jess @ OnSugarMountain

  3. Your bread looks amazing! I could go for a slice for breakfast today!!

  4. Your cinnamon raisin bread and especially the pictures looks great. Blessings Always, Diane Roark Visit anytime!

  5. This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing.

  6. looks yummy I'm a new Facebook follower..stop by sometime :)

  7. This is one of the most beautiful cinnamon breads that I've ever laid eyes on! My husband will go nuts!

  8. oh my goodness this looks divine! I'm hopping over from on the menu Monday,

  9. Can't wait to try this, looks yummy!
    Wanda Ann @

  10. Oh my. This looks so good. Perfect for a brunch party!

  11. That bread looks soooo good! Yummy!

  12. Ohmigosh this looks amazing!!


  13. Cinnamon swirl bread is good enough on its own, but with a glaze on top! Oh man, I have got to try this!!!

  14. I'm just getting the hang of baking my own bread, and a cinnamon swirl bread was my next adventure! I think I'm going to be trying yours, it's the best I've seen!! Gorgeously scrumptious :) Found you at Foodie Friday, see you around!

  15. This is pure comfort food. The icing is heavenly, and I love the swirly-swirls of sweet cinnamon. Thank you for including this at Foodie Friday. Have a great weekend!

  16. I might just make this for Christmas morning! Thank you for the inspiration! Stopping by from the Cheerios and Lattes Blog Hop :)

  17. I just need to run my finger along that dripping frosting and have just a little taste, it looks heavenly! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  18. My Dad would absolutely love this bread! Thank yo SO nuch for sharing it at Wicked Good Wednesdays! I can't wait to see the look on his face when I make some for him! Pinning!

  19. Yummy! This sounds delicious! I can't wait to make it.
    New follower from wow me wednesday!

  20. Sounds simple, but it takes a while. :(

  21. Can you make the dough in a bread maker ?

    1. I'm sure you could, however I've never made it in one :)

  22. I made 3 loaves of this today. One for my husband and me and the other 2 as Easter gifts for special friends. Oh my!! What a huge hit they were. The aroma while baking was wonderful and they tasted delicious too. Thanks so much for a great recipe.

    1. I'm so happy you enjoyed it! Thank you for the sweet comment :)

  23. This looks so yummy! My son & I are going to try to bake one today. Thank you! :)


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