Sourdough Cinnamon-Swirl Raisin Bread

Sourdough Cinnamon-Swirl Raisin Bread

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Here’s a recipe that reminds me of home when my mom would toast raisin bread for us for breakfast. This Sourdough Cinnamon-Swirl Raisin Bread is wonderfully delicious with a subtle sourdough tang mixed with sweet cinnamon.

Sliced Sourdough Cinnamon-Swirl Raisin Bread

I cannot say enough good things about this bread. It’s a new recipe that I’ve been working on and so far, everyone who has tasted it has gone goo-goo over it. I love it toasted with butter for a late morning or afternoon snack with a cup of hot tea. Sliced very thin, it would make delightful chicken salad tea sandwiches. 

(Post modified with new photos on 8/6/22.)

 

Ingredients for Sourdough Cinnamon-Swirl Raisin Bread

See full recipe in its entirety at the bottom of this post.

  • fed sourdough starter
  • warm water
  • softened butter
  • granulated sugar
  • instant dry milk
  • salt
  • instant yeast (optional)
  • all-purpose flour
  • chopped raisins

Cinnamon Filling

  • granulated sugar
  • all-purpose flour
  • ground cinnamon
  • large egg + water for egg wash

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Ingredients for this Recipe

Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table. Using a knife and cutting board, chop raisins into small pieces.

In a large mixing bowl and using a dough hook, mix together the fed sourdough starter, warm water, softened butter, granulated sugar, instant dry milk, salt, and instant yeast.

Add in 2 1/2 cups of the all-purpose flour along with the chopped raisins. Mix to combine. Knead the dough 5-7 minutes, using as much of the remaining cup of all-purpose flour as needed to form a smooth dough.

Place Dough into a Greased Bowl to Rise

Transfer dough to a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap that has been sprayed with baking spray. Allow to rise until doubled, about 60-90 minutes.

If you have opted not to include the instant yeast, you will need to go through the stretch and fold process every 30-40 minutes to build up the natural gluten in the dough. You should also expect longer rising times.

At this point, you may refrigerate the dough until ready to use, up to 24 hours, or continue on to the next step.

 

Shape the Dough

Remove the dough from the refrigerator and allow to set out for 40-60 minutes. Spray a 9″x5″ loaf pan with baking spray.

Prepare egg wash and set aside until ready to use. In a small bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, flour, and ground cinnamon.

Place dough on a lightly floured surface and pat out into a 8″ x 18″ rectangle. You may use a rolling pin for this, if desired.

Sprinkle Cinnamon Mixture over Egg Wash

Using a pastry brush, spread the egg wash over the dough. Then generously sprinkle the dough with the cinnamon mixture up to an inch from the edges.

Shaping the Cinnamon Bread

Starting at one short edge, firmly roll the dough into a log, pinching the edges and ends to seal.

Place Dough in Prepared Loaf Pan to Rise Again

Place the dough seam side down into the prepared loaf pan. Allow to rise 60-90 minutes until it is puffy and has nearly doubled.

If you’ve opted not to include instant yeast, your rising time may be 2-3 hours, depending on the room temperature.

 Baked loaf of Sourdough Cinnamon-Swirl Raisin Bread

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 40-50 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oven and turn bread out onto a wire rack to cool. Makes 1 loaf.

Slice Raisin Bread to Serve

Slice to serve. Store in a covered container or a plastic bag for up to one week. If desired, you may also freeze the loaf for up to 3 months.

See more Sourdough Recipes Here. Browse Breakfast Dishes Here. 

Recipe for Sourdough Cinnamon-Swirl Raisin Bread

Sourdough Cinnamon-Swirl Raisin Bread

Here's a recipe that reminds me of home when my mom would toast raisin bread for us for breakfast. It's wonderfully delicious with a subtle sourdough tang mixed with sweet cinnamon.
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Course: Breads, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cinnamon, Raisins, Sourdough, Sweet Breads
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Rising Time:: 3 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 15

Equipment

KitchenAid Mixer
Polish Pottery Bowl
Pastry Brush
USA Loaf Pan

Ingredients

  • 1 cup FED sourdough starter
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 4 tablespoons softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon instant dry milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast optional
  • 3 - 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup raisins chopped

Cinnamon Filling:

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 large egg + 1 tablespoons water for egg wash

Instructions

  • Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table. Using a knife and cutting board, chop raisins into small pieces.
  • In a large mixing bowl and using a dough hook, mix together the fed sourdough starter, warm water, softened butter, granulated sugar, instant dry milk, salt, and instant yeast.
  • Add in 2 1/2 cups of the all-purpose flour along with the chopped raisins. Mix to combine. Knead the dough 5-7 minutes, using as much of the remaining cup of all-purpose flour as needed to form a smooth dough. Transfer dough to a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap that has been sprayed with baking spray. Allow to rise until doubled, about 60-90 minutes.
  • If you have opted not to include the instant yeast, you will need to go through the stretch and fold process every 30-40 minutes to build up the natural gluten in the dough. You should also expect longer rising times.
  • At this point, you may refrigerate the dough until ready to use, up to 24 hours, or continue on to the next step.

Shape the Dough

  • Remove the dough from the refrigerator and allow to set out for 40-60 minutes. Spray a 9"x5" loaf pan with baking spray.
    Prepare egg wash and set aside until ready to use. In a small bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, flour, and ground cinnamon.
  • Place dough on a lightly floured surface and pat out into a 5" x 18" rectangle. You may use a rolling pin for this, if desired.
  • Using a pastry brush, spread the egg wash over the dough. Then generously sprinkle the dough with the cinnamon mixture up to an inch from the edges. Starting at one short edge, firmly roll the dough into a log, pinching the edges and ends to seal.
  • Place the dough seam side down into the prepared loaf pan. Allow to rise 60-90 minutes until it is puffy and has nearly doubled.
    If you've opted not to include instant yeast, your rising time may be 2-3 hours, depending on the room temperature.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 40-50 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oven and turn bread out onto a wire rack to cool. Makes 1 loaf.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter used on this recipe site is salted. 

Nutrition

Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 3mg
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