No need for rolling and shaping this cinnamon raisin loaf. My delicious vegan recipe can be made completely hands off-in the bread maker!
I love the sweet smell of cinnamon. Its absolutely nostalgic for me. Cinnamon raisin bread reminds me of lazy Saturday mornings, and after school snacks!
This vegan cinnamon raisin bread is really easy to make in the bread maker! And, if you though your house smelled amazing baking plain old white bread-well, you are in for a totally new scent sensation!
Ingredients for Vegan Cinnamon Raisin Bread
Nothing too surprising here guys. You probably already have what you need on hand:
Plant milk (I use Silk Soy brand)
Vegetable oil (I use Canola)
All purpose flour-You can use bread flour as well, but all purpose gives a nice rise and texture to this loaf.
How to Make Vegan Cinnamon Raisin Bread
So, every bread machine is going to be different.
I’m using a Sunbeam brand bread maker. My bread maker manual says to add in all of the liquid ingredients, followed by the dry, and the yeast is sprinkled on top.
Be sure to check your bread maker’s manual so you know which order to put in your ingredients.
What type of yeast to use
You absolutely need to use bread machine, or instant yeast in your bread maker. Traditional yeast will NOT work and you will end up with a short, dense loaf of bread.
Bread machine yeast has smaller granules. It breaks down more readily than traditional yeast.
Cinnamon and Yeast…
We need to be careful when adding the cinnamon to our bread recipe.
Cinnamon actually inhibits the growth and development of yeast.
If the cinnamon touches the yeast it can result in a short, dense loaf of bread.
In order to avoid this, I make a hole in my flour, pour the cinnamon in and cover the hole with flour. Then I sprinkle my yeast on top.
When to Add the Raisins
Add your raisins in at the “add ingredient” signal.
We are using the “Sweet” cycle for this loaf. My bread maker takes about 3 hours to run through this cycle. It beeps at the 25 minute mark to add the raisins in.
When your bread maker beeps, simply lift the lid to the bread maker, and pour in the raisins.