Vegan Cinnamon Raisin Bread sliced on a wood cutting board with the ingredients in bowls behind it
Bread Maker Recipes

Sweet and Simple! Vegan Cinnamon Raisin Bread Maker Recipe!

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!

Vegan Cinnamon Raisin Bread sliced on a wood cutting board with the ingredients in bowls behind it

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:

  1. Water
  2. Plant milk (I use Silk Soy brand)
  3. Salt
  4. Granulated Sugar
  5. Vegetable oil (I use Canola)
  6. All purpose flour-You can use bread flour as well, but all purpose gives a nice rise and texture to this loaf.
  7. Ground cinnamon
  8. Raisins-of course!

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.

Vegan Cinnamon Raisin Bread sliced on a wood cutting board

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.

Vegan Cinnamon Raisin Bread sliced on a wood cutting board with the ingredients in bowls behind it
Vegan Cinnamon raisin bread shown sliced on a brown, wood cutting board

Vegan Cinnamon Raisin Bread-for the Bread Maker

Megan Kerry
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
3 hrs
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 loaves

Equipment

  • Bread Maker

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup plant milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp bread machine yeast
  • 1 1/4 cup raisins

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients EXCEPT raisins into the bread maker, in the order recommended in your bread machines manual.
  • Select the "Sweet" cycle
  • When the machine beeps for the "add ingredient" signal, pour in the raisins.

Notes

Allow your bread to fully cool before slicing.
You can make this bread the night before and leave it in the bread maker to be sliced the next morning.
Keyword cinnamon raisin bread

How Long does Cinnamon Raisin Bread Last?

This bread will stay fresh for 4 days on the counter (depending on temperature and humidity). After this, I find the bread becomes a little dry.

Store this bread in a reusable ziploc bag.

Can you Freeze Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Yes! Absolutely! In fact I will often allow the bread to fully cool, slice one loaf for immediate use, and then slice up the second to freeze for later.

Simple cut the loaf lengthwise into two halves and slice from there.

Vegan Cinnamon Raisin Bread sliced on a wood cutting board with a hand taking a piece

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20 Comments

  • David

    5 stars
    I’m excited to try this… One question — if I omit the oil what will happen? Is there something I could substitute in for it instead?

    • Megan Kerry

      Hi David, you can absolutely omit the oil in this recipe. The crumb won’t be as soft, but the bread will still be delicious. I often make this without the added oil.

  • Brian

    Can I use full çream milk or skim milk instead of the plant milk will it still work

    • Megan Kerry

      You can swap the plant milk for regular milk and this recipe should work fine. I wouldn’t use the heavy cream though as the consistency is quite different.

  • Jenna Foy

    How about with gluten free flour? Thank you. Jenna

  • Meena

    5 stars
    Dear Megan, Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe… the bread turned out so great, i couldn’t believe my eyes. It is the best bread Ive made so far. The bread rose so well, that it actually hit the roof of the bread maker!!!
    It turned out to be so Yummy!! My husband loved it so much, that he asked if we could replace the raisins with jalapeños?

    Thanks, Meena

    • Megan Kerry

      Meena, Thank you so much for your kind comment:) I personally have not tried a spicy bread yet in the bread maker, however, I haven’t read anything that would suggest it wouldn’t work. I hope you give it a try and let us all know how it turned out!

      • Christopher St James

        I’m wondering if we could use an Oil better than Canola? Maybe like Avocado or Coconut oil? Have you ever used Durham Wheat or Semolina Flour in your Bread maker recipes? Thank you!

        • Megan Kerry

          Hi Christopher! You can swap out the canola oil for any other neutral-tasting oil. Because this bread is naturally sweet I think regular coconut oil would taste great here. I haven’t used avocado oil so I can’t speak to that. As for the flour, it will take some experimentation on your end. Some flours that are heavier (like whole wheat for example) may need more yeast where as other lighter flours could require a little less. I’m excited to hear how it will turn out for you!

  • Rachel

    5 stars
    This is the first vegan bread recipe I tried in my bread machine an I love it. I forgot I was making it and wondered why my house smelled like a pastry. I prefer a little more cinnamon so I think I might try extra next time. Cinnamon raisin bread is good any time of day though. Thanks for this recipe!!

    • Megan Kerry

      So glad you love it! My only caution is to add just a 1/4 stop at a time when you’re trying to increase the cinnamon. It can react poorly with the yeast and not give you a good enough rise. You can always make a cinnamon toast after it’s done cooking it you would like even more of a cinnamon taste without affecting the texture and rise of the loaf!

  • Ashley

    Is it possible to use whole wheat flour in this recipe? Could it be substituted 1:1? Thanks!

    • Megan Kerry

      Hey Ashley. Whole wheat flour will be denser than the all-purpose. You may find that the loaf doesn’t rise as much. If you sub it 1:1 I would use the “whole wheat” cycle and add an additional 1/4 tsp of yeast to start. good luck! I’ll experiment on my end and create a whole wheat healthier cinnamon raisin bread.

  • Miya Taylor

    Quick question… What size are the loaves? My machine requires me to put in a size or weight (2lbs, 2.5 lbs, etc.)

    • Megan Kerry

      Hi Miya. All of the recipes make a 2 pound loaf:)

    • Nate

      This looks like a good recipe, unfortunately you haven’t added how to do it WITHOUT a bread maker.
      We’re not all old ladies with bread machines. ?

      • Megan Kerry

        hahaha!! Sorry Miya-I actually haven’t tried it without a bread maker yet. And I’ve noticed that often when you take a bread machine recipe and try it in a stand mixer or by hand the dough is really soft and wetter so it doesn’t work out as well. I’ll try and come up with a by hand version soon!

      • Sarah Van de Vooren

        Wondering if just water can be substituted if no plant based milk is available? I’ve made this with almond milk before which was great, but I don’t have any milk now and won’t be grocery shopping for some time.

        • Megan Kerry

          I think that should work just fine. The texture might be a little less soft, but I doubt it will make a huge impact on the finished loaf.

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