Rustic Wheat Cinnamon Raisin Bread
  1. 1/4 cup Sue BeeĀ® Honey
  2. 1 cup wheat flour
  3. 1 tablespoon oil
  4. 3/4 cup raisins
  5. 1/4 cup sugar-free maple syrup
  6. 2 1/2 cups bread flour
  7. 1 1/4 cups water
  8. 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  9. 1 teaspoon salt
  10. 2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
  11. 1 cup oatmeal
  1. In your mixer, combine 1 1/2 cup bread flour, yeast, cinnamon and salt.
  2. Heat water, Sue Bee Honey and maple syrup in a saucepan over low heat until it reaches 120-130 F.
  3. Using low speed, slowly add water mixture to flour mixture. Mix on medium speed until there are no lumps, about 2-3 minutes.
  4. With your mixer on low speed, add wheat flour and oatmeal half a cup at a time.
  5. Add remaining bread flour half a cup at a time until dough clears the side of the bowl. Dough will be sticky.
  6. Turn onto a floured surface and knead until dough is smooth (approximately 5 minutes) adding the raisins as you go along. Add more flour 1 tablespoon at a time as necessary.
  7. Turn into oiled bowl and flip dough so that top of dough is oiled. Cover and let rise until double, approximately 60-90 minutes.
  8. Using lightly oiled hands, turn out dough and shape into 2 small round loaves and place on greased baking sheet OR 1 large loaf and place in 9x5 bread ban, cover and let rise 60-90 minutes.
  9. If you like a softer crust, brush tops of loaves with oil.
  10. Preheat oven to 375 F and bake for 40-45 minutes. Check bread after 30 minutes and cover with foil if its getting too dark on top. If making two smaller loaves, they may be done sooner.
  11. Remove bread from pans and cool completely on a wire rack.
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