Kids will love this cinnamon raisin bread in a bag! It tastes great and it is such a fun recipe that kids can help with.
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If you’ve made bread in a bag before then you’ll love this cinnamon raisin version. It is very easy to make and it tastes great, especially hot out of the oven with a little butter on top.
My kids love helping me in the kitchen. I like that they are excited to cook but sometimes it can be a little chaotic. This cinnamon raisin bread in a bag is a great way to let them learn about cooking and baking without the mess!
Check your pantry or start writing your grocery list! You will need:
- All purpose flour: The base of the dough.
- Sugar: To sweeten the bread a little.
- Salt: You’ll need one teaspoon of salt for this recipe.
- Cinnamon: To give the bread some spice.
- Yeast: You will need one packet of yeast (¼ ounce package). If you are using a bottle of yeast, measure out ¾ tablespoon.
- Milk: You will need one tablespoon of milk. I used 2%.
- Olive oil: You can also use another neutral oil like safflower oil.
- Raisins: To make it cinnamon raisin bread.
You will need a gallon sized plastic storage bag (such as Ziplock) and a 9 x 5 inch pan to bake the bread in. I recommend using a freezer bag for less mess. My kids also love using our kid friendly measuring cups when we cook together.
How to make
Add in the flour, yeast, sugar, salt, and warm water into your freezer bag. Close the bag and then knead the dough through the bag.
Add the remaining ingredients except the raisins. Close the bag and then knead the dough through the bag for about 10 minutes. Add the raisins then incorporate them into the dough.
Next, shape the dough into a loaf and then transfer to a greased loaf pan.
Cover with a tea towel and let it rise (it will only rise a little).
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes at 350 degrees or until lightly browned on the edges.
- Try this bread with craisins for a tart twist.
- You can add less sugar if you like.
- Because of the cinnamon, the bread will not rise as much as regular bread in a bag. Cinnamon contains a compound that can disrupt the growth of yeast. It will still rise some though.
- Use a freezer bag (they are thicker) to help contain the mess and any leaks.
How to store leftovers
Store any leftovers in a plastic storage bag or wrap in storage wrap. Bread will be good for up to two days after making. It has no preservatives like store bought bread so it will not last as long.
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Cinnamon Raisin Bread in a Bag
- Gallon size plastic storage bag such as Ziplock, I recommend using a freezer bag
- loaf pan I used a 9 x 5 inch pan but you can shape it to fit in an 8 x 4 inch too
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- ¼ ounce packet of yeast (rapid)
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 3 tablespoons olive oil or safflower oil
- ¾ cup raisins
- Add in the flour, yeast, sugar, salt, and warm water into your freezer bag. Close the bag and then knead the dough through the bag.
- Add the remaining ingredients except the raisins. Close the bag and then knead the dough through the bag for about 10 minutes. Add the raisins then incorporate them into the dough (it helps them from getting too squished).
- Next, shape the dough into a loaf and then transfer to a greased loaf pan.
- Cover with a tea towel and let it rise (it will only rise a little).
- Bake for 30 to 35 minutes at 350 degrees or until lightly browned on the edges.