Vanilla Cranberry Raisin Bread with Cinnamon Brown Sugar Swirl

Vanilla Cranberry Raisin Bread with Connamon Brown Sugar Swirl
Serves 10
A delicious sweet bread, perfect when toasted for breakfast in the morning or for that mid afternoon snack.
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Prep Time
2 hr
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
2 hr 30 min
Prep Time
2 hr
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
2 hr 30 min
301 calories
58 g
12 g
5 g
6 g
3 g
117 g
244 g
18 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 301
Calories from Fat 46
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 12mg
Sodium 244mg
Total Carbohydrates 58g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 18g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 1/2 cups warm water
  2. 2 tsp instant yeast
  3. 2 tbs sugar
  4. 4 cups all purpose flour
  5. 2 tbs softened butter
  6. 1 tsp salt
  7. 2 tbs milk powder
  8. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  9. 1/4 cup raisins
  10. 1/4 cup dried cranberries OR craisins
  1. 2tbs softened butter
  2. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  3. 2 tsp cinnamon.
  1. Add warm water and instant yeast to mixing bowl of your stand mixer.
  2. Add sugar.
  3. Add flour.
  4. Add butter, salt and milk powder.
  5. Mix dough using dough hook until a dough ball forms..... on level 2 power.
  6. Once a dough ball forms, set a timer for 5 min and knead dough on level 2.
  7. After 5 minutes, add raisins and cranberry's and continue to knead for an additional 2 minutes.
  8. Place in owl well sprayed with non-stick spray and allow to rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
  9. Punch dough down.
  10. Remove from bowl and press flat.
  11. Spread butter onto one side of your dough.
  12. Add brown sugar.
  13. Sprinkle cinnamon on top.
  14. Roll dough forming a loaf.
  15. Place into sprayed brad pan.
  16. Cover and allow to rise 30 min.
  17. Bake in an oven set at 350 degree's for 30 min or until golden brown and when thumped, sounds hallow inside.
  18. Allow to cool in bread pan for 10 minutes.
  19. Remove from pan and continue to allow to cool on rack.
  20. ENJOY!
The Kneady Homesteader

Video on how I made this bread can be found here:

Not-Too-Oatmealish Chocolate Chip Raisin Cookies

I don’t know about you guys, but one of my FAVORITE cookies happens to be Oatmeal Raisin. Unfortunately for me they are not a huge hit in my house. I can not explain to you the level of sadness I feel in my heart over this. HAHAHA  Normally I don’t make anything my family doesn’t like or won’t eat.  However, this time I was bound and determined to find a way to bake an oatmeal cookie that everyone would love and enjoy.  This recipe is it. SO good that even my son’s best friend who loathes oatmeal cookies, also LOVES this recipe! So, let’s get on to making these phenomenal cookies!



* 1 cup butter (softened)

* 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar

* 1 egg

* 1 tsp vanilla extract

* 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

* 1 tsp baking soda

* 1/4 tsp salt

* 1 cup oats (regular oats used for baking NOT instant oats)

* 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

* 1/2 cup raisins


Beat butter in your mixer until it is fluffy….. then add brown sugar and mix well until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla. Mix well.

Don’t forget to allow your toddler to be in charge of quality control and get a free taste test!

Oatmeal Cookie 2

And don’t forget his side-kick/assistant either!

Oatmeal Cookie 1

Back to the batter!

Oatmeal Cookie 3

In a separate bowl, add your flour, baking soda and salt. Add to mixture and mix until well blended.

Oatmeal Cookie 4

Add oats. Mix well.

Add chocolate chips and raising and mix on low until well blended.

Oatmeal Cookie 5

Scoop cookie dough using a cookie scoop or drop by tablespoon onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

Oatmeal Cookie 6

Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes on cookie sheet before placing them onto a cookie rack to finish cooling. ENJOY!

Oatmeal Cookie 8

Oatmeal Cookie 10