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Apple Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Apple Cinnamon Raisin Bread
Apple juice, cinnamon, and raisins – a subtle blend of flavors, a marvelous loaf of bread!
Yield 1 (9×5-inch) loaf



  • 3 cups bread flour, divided
  • 1 (0.25oz) package (7g) or 2 1/4 teaspoons Red Star Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon water
  • 3/4 cup apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup raisins


  • In stand mixer bowl, add 1 cup flour, yeast, sugar, salt and cinnamon; mix well with paddle attachment. In saucepan or microwave-safe dish, heat water, apple juice and oil to 120-130°F. Add to flour mixture. Blend on low speed for 1 minutes. Switch to medium speed and beat for 4 minutes.
  • Switch to dough hook attachment. Gradually add raisins and remaining flour and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 to 7 minutes.
    (NOTE: For hand mixing: following above steps, mix ingredients in large mixing bowl using a wooden spoon or dough whisk. Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic.)
  • Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover; let rise until indentation remains after poking dough with finger down to second knuckle, about 1 hour.
  • Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; punch down to remove air bubbles. Roll or pat into a 14×7-inch rectangle. Starting with shorter side, roll up tightly, pressing dough into roll. Pinch edges and ends to seal. Place in greased 9×5-inch loaf pan. Cover; let rise until indentation remains after touching.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Bake in preheated 375ºF oven 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack.


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Photo by Zesty South Indian Kitchen.

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Review & Comments

Don Cafferty | Reply

My wife and I have been enjoying this recipe. We have even been making substitutions such as orange juice for the apple juice and chopped dried mangoes/apricots for the raisins or even pineapple juice with candied lemon and orange peel. It would be nice to make 2 loaves at the same time. Aside from the yeast, does one simply double the amount of ingredients?

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Don – Sounds like you and your wife are enjoying this recipe! Love all the variations. Yes, you can double the recipe – double all ingredients, including the yeast.
Happy baking!

Jes Leet | Reply

5 stars
I’ve been baking the Apple Cinnamon Raisin Bread since 1976. It is the most delicious and easy to make recipe that you’d be able to find. I believe could even be enjoyed by vegans!

Ann | Reply

I tried to get a “one loaf white sandwich bread recipe”forever. Using your quick rise yeast. Can you help me find one on this site?

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Ann,
Here some links to our sandwich bread recipes that only make 1 loaf.

Happy baking!

Karen | Reply

Thank you for having a great site for everything a homemaker needs for the success of the recipe. The apple cinnamon raisin recipe is great. I am going to try it with applesauce next time with the raisins and see what happens. thanks again, Karen

Swathi | Reply

I made this delicious bread and blog about it here.

TROY J. | Reply

Thank you for your red star yeast with my bread maker it turned out great.

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