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This Cinnamon Raisin Bread in a Bag Recipe is a Family Favorite & So Easy to Make!

Cinnamon Raisin Bread in a Bag

yield: 10 SERVINGS

prep time: 55 MINUTES

cook time: 30 MINUTES

total time: 1 HOUR 25 MINUTES

Ingredients

Directions

1

Add 1 cup flour, sugar (add an extra tablespoon if you want sweeter bread), yeast, raisins, cinnamon, and warm water to a large freezer bag. Let out most of the air from the bag, but leave just a little so the ingredients can move around.

2

Seal the freezer bag and use your hands to press and mix the ingredients together. Once well blended, set the mixture aside for 10 minutes.

3

In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup flour, dry non-fat milk, oil, and salt. Stir and then transfer to the freezer bag mixture. Seal the bag (again, leaving just a bit of air in the bag) and squish until everything has blended together.

You might see a few small clumps in the bag, so just use your fingers to press them out until the mixture is smooth.

4

Add in 1 more cup of flour to the bag and squish into the dough until everything looks well blended.

5

Remove the dough from the freezer bag and transfer to a floured surface. Use your hands to knead the dough for about 6-8 minutes and shape into a loaf.

6

Place your dough in a greased 8" loaf pan and cover with a dry hand towel for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

7

Once the dough has risen, remove the towel and place your loaf pan in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.

8

After the bread looks nice and golden brown, remove it from the oven and set aside to cool for 10 minutes. Slice and serve with butter, peanut butter, or your favorite spread — enjoy!

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sliced cinnamon raisin bread with butter

There’s nothing quite like warm, crisp, fresh-baked bread!

Store-bought bread just doesn’t taste the same as the fresh stuff. If you’re in the baking spirit, you’ve got to try this easy bread in a bag recipe with your family!

My kids devoured our homemade loaf in 2 days, and we’ll definitely be making more soon.

homemade bread in loaf pan

Homemade bread is a tasty and timeless snack!

I remember making bread with my mom growing up, but I don’t remember it taking less than 2 hours like this fun bread in a bag recipe does.

This homemade bread recipe will minimize the mess in your kitchen and make mixing and combining ingredients simpler, especially if your kiddos are helping you make it! With just 30 minutes of cook time, you’ll be biting into a slice of heaven in no time! 🍞

raisin cinnamon bread slice with butter slathered on top

Bread in a bag can be anything you want!

Our bread in a bag recipe was inspired by this simple one on Allrecipes.com, but we jazzed it up with cinnamon and raisins for a sweet and savory twist. You can also go the savory route with some Everything But the Bagel seasoning or just sesame seeds sprinkled on top. Yum!

Homemade bread ingredients on a kitchen counter

Homemade bread is surprisingly affordable!

If you’re used to spending $5-$10/week on bread for the family, you can reduce your cost quite a bit by making bread in a bag at home. All of the ingredients can be purchased in bulk so you can make multiple loaves at a time if you need more.

You can also get creative with this simple recipe by adding your favorite seasonings or nuts for a different twist.

Pouring bread ingredients into a mixing bowl in the kitchen

cinnamon, raisins and flour in ziploc bag

ziploc bag with homemade bread dough inside

A hand squishing bread dough in a freezer bag

Kneading dough on a cutting board covered in flour

homemade bread dough in loaf pan with towel over the top

sliced cinnamon raisin bread on cutting board

cinnamon raisin bread slice with butter


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Cinnamon Raisin Bread in a Bag

yield: 10 SERVINGS

prep time: 55 MINUTES

cook time: 30 MINUTES

total time: 1 HOUR 25 MINUTES

Fresh homemade cinnamon raisin bread made in a freezer bag to minimize the baking mess!

Ingredients

Directions

1

Add 1 cup flour, sugar (add an extra tablespoon if you want sweeter bread), yeast, raisins, cinnamon, and warm water to a large freezer bag. Let out most of the air from the bag, but leave just a little so the ingredients can move around.

2

Seal the freezer bag and use your hands to press and mix the ingredients together. Once well blended, set the mixture aside for 10 minutes.

3

In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup flour, dry non-fat milk, oil, and salt. Stir and then transfer to the freezer bag mixture. Seal the bag (again, leaving just a bit of air in the bag) and squish until everything has blended together.

You might see a few small clumps in the bag, so just use your fingers to press them out until the mixture is smooth.

4

Add in 1 more cup of flour to the bag and squish into the dough until everything looks well blended.

5

Remove the dough from the freezer bag and transfer to a floured surface. Use your hands to knead the dough for about 6-8 minutes and shape into a loaf.

6

Place your dough in a greased 8" loaf pan and cover with a dry hand towel for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

7

Once the dough has risen, remove the towel and place your loaf pan in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.

8

After the bread looks nice and golden brown, remove it from the oven and set aside to cool for 10 minutes. Slice and serve with butter, peanut butter, or your favorite spread — enjoy!

Additional Notes

Adapted from Allrecipes.com.

Brought to you by Hip2Save.

Sliced homemade bread on a cutting board

Tips for making bread in a bag:

  • Be sure to thoroughly mix the flour, sugar, yeast, and water mixture so you don’t have any chunks in your loaf.
  • Leave a small amount of air in the bag (but not too much), so there’s enough room for the ingredients to move around and blend together.
  • If you’re not a fan of olive oil, you can use coconut oil or sunflower oil instead.
  • To make this homemade bread without a bag, follow the same steps using a separate mixing bowl instead of the bag.

homemade cinnamon raisin bread slices on plate

Our homemade bread came out perfectly moist and fluffy, and even tasted great the next morning when we toasted it and smothered it in butter. So good! 🤤

little boy eating homemade bread in kitchen

If you have leftover bread that hardens over time, check out this cool hack to make bread soft again!


Want more yummy homemade bread? Try this sour cream banana bread recipe next!

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Comments 7

  1. Jess

    Has anyone made a gluten free version? Love the recipe!

    • Jeanette

      I’m wondering the same thing.

  2. Joni

    By raisins surely you mean chocolate chips or something lol. I would have to just make cinnamon bread. I’m not a raisin fan. Cinnamon bread is delicious too so I’m sure it’ll be great!

    • Jen

      I was just thinking the same thing! ☺️

    • Taylor (Sidekick)

      Chocolate chips would be so delish in this recipe! I’ll have to try that instead of raisins next time I make this!

  3. Kathy M

    Anyone know a good sub for dry milk? Wonder if it would be fine without it. Son has been having hives and they think may be allergic or sensitive to milk, corn or tomatoes. Poor kid is missing pizza, pasta with red sauce, popcorn, and crunchy tacos. Corn and dairy are in so many things.

    • Taylor (Sidekick)

      Hi, Kathy! I’m so sorry your son is dealing with that, I hope you guys find out the culprit soon. I’m wondering if soy milk powder or rice milk powder would work. I have not tried either, but they might be good dairy-free options!

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