Cinnamon raisin bread: easy no-knead recipe (crusty loaf of bread with slices showing raisins and pecans)
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Cinnamon Raisin Bread Recipe with Pecans: Easy and No-Knead

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This is the BEST cinnamon raisin bread recipe I have ever tried! It’s easy homemade bread, filled with cinnamon and raisins and pecans too! No-knead homemade bread made in a dutch oven makes it crusty on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. This cinnamon raisin bread makes yummy toast and is perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or a snack!

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Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Cinnamon raisin bread

You know how when you read a really good book you’re a bit sad when you read that last page and it’s done? That’s how I felt when the last slice of this no knead cinnamon raisin bread was finished.

But I wasn’t sad for long because this cinnamon raisin bread recipe is so easy to make, I’ll just make it again.

Actually my 5 year old helped with all of it except for the hot dutch oven parts.

I added pecans to this cinnamon raisin bread recipe for the added flavor and crunch and omg it made this raisin bread even yummier.

Another recent no-knead bread recipe that’s also super yummy: this easy cheese bread recipe (you have to try it!)

No Knead Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Cinnamon raisin bread with pecans on a cutting board with a bread knife

It’s no secret that I LOVE no-knead bread recipes.

I love homemade bread in general but sometimes I just don’t want to get my hands all doughy and squishy for 10 minutes kneading bread dough.

And right now I’m healing from a broken finger (winter sledding injury!) so kneading dough by hand isn’t going to happen.

If you have never made homemade bread before, I really encourage you to start with a no-knead recipe like this one. The cinnamon raisin bread is going to turn out so well that you’ll feel like a total bread-making superstar!

And if you’re really nervous about making your own bread, hop on over to Making Your Own Bread for Beginners – 5 Big Mistakes to Avoid – it’ll help lots!

Here are more of my favorite no-knead bread recipes:

Easy Cinnamon Raisin Bread Ingredients

Cinnamon raisin bread with pecans

They are all really simple ingredients that you probably already have at home.

flour

instant yeast (there are lots of types of yeast – make sure it’s instant, not quick!)

raisins

granulated sugar

salt

cinnamon

optional pecans

Dutch Oven for Homemade Bread

One of my favorites is this gorgeous red dutch oven. The bright color is just so cheery in the kitchen, especially when you’re baking bread on a cold winter day.

I also love Le Creuset dutch ovens.

A good, sturdy, enameled cast-iron dutch oven is the way to go.

Whatever one you use, make sure the lid is tight so that you get that really crispy crust on your homemade bread.

Cinnamon Raisin Bread Recipe Tips

To make the absolute best dutch oven cinnamon raisin bread, here are a few tips that will help.

Cinnamon raisin bread sliced

Lining or spraying your dutch oven

Some people use parchment to line the dutch oven. I have tried this before with other no-knead bread recipes and it’s not for me. This cinnamon raisin bread recipe calls for a 425F oven, which is the maximum temp that parchment paper likes before it starts smoking. Even at this temp, I have noticed a bit of smoking of the paper so I don’t use it for recipes that are over 400F.

Definitely do not use any kind of cooking spray in your dutch oven before you drop the cinnamon raisin bread dough in. It will smoke in the hot oven – you don’t want that flavor in your cinnamon raisin bread!

I have only had my no-knead bread stick to the bottom of the dutch oven once. I’m pretty sure it’s because I didn’t add enough flour after the rise and the dough was a little wet. Almost every time the no-knead bread comes out super easily and perfectly, without spray or parchment. And no smoke.

Cinnamon raisin bread rise time

After mixing the ingredients, you can leave the dough to rise for a range of time. Since we’re using hot water in this cinnamon raisin bread recipe, we cut down on the rise time so you don’t need an overnight rise.

In the recipe, I said to let it rise for 3-4 hours but this is a very forgiving bread recipe. I wouldn’t go less than a 2 hour rise, but 5 or 6 or 7 hours is totally fine.

I don’t put a lot of raisins on the top of the ball of bread dough. We’re baking at a high heat and the inside raisins will be fine, but the raisins on the top of the loaf could get a tad scorched from the heat. Just push them down into the dough a little and they’ll be fine.

Cinnamon raisin bread sliced

I mean more than fine. Look at that gorgeous slice of cinnamon raisin bread!! Let’s get to baking!

Cinnamon Raisin Bread Recipe

Cinnamon Raisin Bread Recipe

This is the BEST cinnamon raisin bread recipe I have ever tried! It’s easy homemade bread, filled with cinnamon and raisins and pecans too! No-knead homemade bread made in a dutch oven makes it crusty on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. This cinnamon raisin bread makes yummy toast and is perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or a snack!

Course Breakfast, brunch, lunch, Snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Rising Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 55 minutes
Servings 1 loaf
Author Suchot Sunday

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (+ 2-4 tbsp extra to handle the dough)
  • 1 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 cup raisins any kind you like
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar regular white, coconut sugar, brown sugar, date sugar, etc.
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½-1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cups hot water not scalding, just hot tap water

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix 3 cups of flour, salt, yeast, cinnamon, raisins, sugar, and chopped pecans.

  2. Measure 1 ½ cups of hot tap water (not lukewarm) and pour it into the dry ingredients.

  3. Stir until all the dough comes together and there are no flour pockets.

  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in a warm place to rise for 3-4 hours (minimum 2 hours, up to 8 hours)

  5. Near the end of the rise time, put your empty dutch oven (with the lid on) into your oven, and heat oven to 425F.

  6. Remove the plastic wrap, add 2-4 tablespoons of flour, just to bring the dough into a ball; don't knead the dough with it, we want those air pockets made by the rise!

  7. When your oven temp reaches 425F, remove your dutch oven from the oven with mitts (lid is very hot too!)

  8. Drop the dough into your hot dutch oven (ungreased, unlined).

  9. Bake your cinnamon raisin bread at 425F for 30 minutes in the dutch oven with the lid on.

  10. Remove the dutch oven lid and bake for 15 minutes more, to brown the crust and make it crispy.

  11. Take the loaf out and put it onto a cutting board; cut it when cool or enjoy warm from the oven!

If you like cinnamon, try these incredible oatmeal raisin cookies! I’m a total chocolate chip cookie girl, and I love these oatmeal raisin cookies.

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Easy no-knead cinnamon raisin homemade bread (crusty loaf of bread with slices showing raisins and pecans)

Let me know what you think if you try this cinnamon raisin bread recipe!


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