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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


  • 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


  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!