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Sinfully Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Crisp on the outside with a soft, melt in your mouth center swirled with bursts of sweet cinnamon and raisins that will leave everyone coming back for more. 

Ingredients

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Ingredients for Bread dough

  • 1 cup milk ( any milk, I use oat or almond )
  • 23 tablespoons brown sugar (depending on how sweet you want it, I use 2)
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons instant rise yeast
  • 6 tablespoons coconut oil (you can use any oil but I recommend coconut)
  • 2 eggs (Can be replaced with 2 tablespoons flaxseed in 6 tablespoons water-allow to absorb water for 3 minutes and then use. I have not tried this yet!)
  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup to 1 cup raisins (I did about 3/4 cups raisins)

 

Ingredients for Brown sugar filling

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil (or any oil or melted butter)

 

Additional necessities

Instructions

  1. Heat milk in Microwave for about one minute or until it reaches 110°F (use thermometer b/c we don’t want to kill the yeast with too much heat).
  2. Combine the milk, yeast and sugar in a bowl or directly in your stand mixer bowl and set aside for 10 minutes (mixture should be really foamy when done!).
  3. Pour yeast mix into your stand mixer and add the oil and eggs (or flaxseed egg replacement) and whisk together.
  4. Add flour, salt and attach dough hook and mix on medium/low speed until everything comes together. (Scrape down the bowl).
  5. Add the raisins and mix on medium speed for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove bowl from mixer and cover with tinfoil or plastic wrap that you have lightly sprayed with non-stick spray (please use tinfoil and recycle the piece if you can for the next time you make bread).
  7. Let rise for an hour. Dough should be almost to the top of the bowl (depending on size of bowl). Mine was about three times the size it was originally.
  8. While dough is rising make the cinnamon sugar filling by combining the brown sugar, cinnamon and oil. Set aside.
  9. Once the hour is over and your dough has risen, flour your surface and turn the dough out onto it. Create a rectangle the width of your loaf pan. (see video for full details this part is important if you want to get a good swirl)
  10. Spread your cinnamon sugar all over the rectangle of dough you created. Then spray your pan with nonstick spray.
  11. Roll the dough up tight and place it seam-side down into your pan.
  12. Place pan on top of the oven to rise/prove for 30 minutes while oven preheats to 375°F
  13. Once oven is to temperature, place the loaf in the oven and bake for 45-50 minutes
  14. You will know it is done when the outside has a nice golden brown color and if you flip the loaf out of the pan and knock on the bottom it will sounds hollow.

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