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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Bread (using Whole Wheat flour and Egg-less)

Today's recipe is Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Bread. It is Egg-less and made of whole wheat flour. When I was a kid, my Dad used to buy freshly baked bread specially for me. It will be warm when he brings it home. When my mom gives it to me with Kissan Jam. mmmmmm... divine. Sometimes even the normal milka bread( the one normally available in all grocery shops) mom will toast it with ghee & serve with Jam.. Yum!! Even for dinner I could have that. I was that kind of fan from that age.
And also my grandpa(mom's dad) has always had bread (specially ordered for him) for dinner, due to health reasons. I would love to soak that bread in water and have too. But my grandpa is no more with us now. Though its been 8 yrs now, no single day has gone without thinking of him. 
It is kind of nostalgic when I think of my love for bread. But there are people, who consider that bread has to be eaten when you are sick. Funny !!
Coming back to the cinnamon swirl bread, I tried to make it eggless and whole wheat. It was mainly for my health freak Hubby. He was so happy that I baked a bread at home and it is preservative free.
Original recipe is from Betty Crocker website. I halved the ingredients and made some substitutions. Since I used whole wheat flour, bread didnt rise much and it was a dense bread, but tasted good.

Bread dough
Whole wheat flour, 3 cups
Light Brown Sugar, 1/4 cup
Salt, 1/2 Tsp
Yeast, 1 pkt
Milk, 1/2 cup
Water, 1/2 cup
Oil, 3 Tbs
Yogurt, 1/4 cup
Raisins 1/2 cup

For filling
Vegetable oil,
Ground Cinnamon, 1.5 Tsp
Light Brown Sugar, 1/4 cup

  1. In a large bowl, mix 2 cup of flour, sugar, salt, yeast and set aside.
  2. In a sauce pan, heat, water, milk and oil until warm and add to the flour mixture and keep kneading little by little add the rest of the flour and yogurt and knead the dough well until its smooth.
  3. Place the dough in the greased bowl ,cover and let it rise for an hour.
  4. To this dough add raisins and knead.
  5. Then roll out the dough into a large rectangle and brush oil over it.
  6. In a bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle them on the oiled surface. Roll up the rectangle and pinch to seal the seams.
  7. Slightly press the sides of folded rectangle to seal and place them in a greased loaf pan such that the seams are in the bottom of the pan.
  8. Brush oil on top and let it rise for another one hour.
  9. Pre-heat the oven to 375 F and bake for 30-35 minutes until the loaves are golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped.
  10. Remove from pan and let it cool.
  11. Slice and Serve.


  1. all your breads have been fab and this is no exception!

  2. Good and healthy cinnamon swirls Divya...looks super delicious.

  3. yummy and adorable swirls..awesome clicks

  4. Love the swirls on the bread and loved all your breads during this marathon

  5. Awesome. This bread is a family fav. This is a must bake for me. Shall try it out next time.

  6. Perfectly baked, love the flavor of cinnamon in bread.

  7. This looks so delicious.

  8. simple recipe and easy to get ingredients.... :)

  9. That looks divine!! You seem to be getting really good at baking these days Divya ;) Way to go!

  10. Wow that was definitely came out good... Yummy... Will try this soon

  11. That's so nice and looks great..It's been wonderful checking out your creations..glad you joined!

    1. Thank you Valli.. It was so nice to be a part of this marathon. Eagerly waiting for next month. :)

  12. Prefectly baked bread, well baked and simply looks awesome.

  13. yummy n lovely bake.........

  14. So sweet of you to make it eggless.Bookmarked.Looks very pretty...

  15. cinnamon and raisin sounds like a great combo...would love to give it a go sometime

  16. This looks perfect!! i love cinnamon and the idea of cinnamon and raisin in bread sounds great.

  17. Hi,
    Just to pass my congratulations on your Versatile Blogger Award :)

  18. Perfectly baked, nice swirls.. Cant wait to try this.

  19. really nice bread.......healthy and perfect!

  20. Luvly bread..Luks too perfect and delicious..

  21. Perfectly done, the swirls have come out beautifully..

  22. Love the swirl You are on a roll girl! & breads in 7 days! whoa that's quite an achievement :D. I think my personal fav is the chocolate -coconut and the stuffed buns. Would love to try them one day.

  23. Looks absolutely stunning.

  24. I am huge fan of swirls....this looks yummy....

  25. wow...what a delicious bread...loved the clicks !!!!

  26. cinnamon = good. raisins = good. bread = very good. all together = good. ;) well done!

  27. I can almost smell the cinnamon and raisin.. :)


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