Rustic Wheat Cinnamon Raisin Bread


  • 1/4 cup Sue Bee® Honey
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup sugar-free maple syrup
  • 2 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 cup oatmeal


  • In your mixer, combine 1 1/2 cup bread flour, yeast, cinnamon and salt.
  • Heat water, Sue Bee® honey and maple syrup in a saucepan over low heat until it reaches 120-130 F.
  • Using low speed, slowly add water mixture to flour mixture. Mix on medium speed until there are no lumps, about 2-3 minutes.
  • With your mixer on low speed, add wheat flour and oatmeal half a cup at a time.
  • Add remaining bread flour half a cup at a time until dough clears the side of the bowl. Dough will be sticky.
  • 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.
  • Turn into oiled bowl and flip dough so that top of dough is oiled. Cover and let rise until double, approximately 60-90 minutes.
  • 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 9×5 bread ban, cover and let rise 60-90 minutes.
  • If you like a softer crust, brush tops of loaves with oil.
  • 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.
  • Remove bread from pans and cool completely on a wire rack.
Aunt Sue's Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.
Aunt Sue's® Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.

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