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Sourdough Discard Cinnamon Raisin Bread (Bread Machine)

When we started our sourdough adventure, it was mostly out of necessity. We have a barley allergy in the family and as a result, I almost exclusively make our baked goods at home. Most store bought baked goods and flavorings (yeast extract) contain some form of barley in them…it still surprises me how much food has barley in it…things I would have never guessed! We aren’t complaining about baking at home though! It took a bit to get a schedule down, but the kids absolutely love the homemade breads…especially the sourdough. Not only are they really flavorful but sourdough has many health benefits. One of our favorite breads to make for breakfast time is Sourdough Discard Cinnamon Raisin Bread.

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Sourdough discard is the portion of sourdough starter that is removed and replaced during regular feedings. Instead of tossing this excess, we try to use it in various other ways…sweet breads, crackers, pancakes, etc. This not only reduces food waste but also adds depth and complexity to your baking endeavors.


With just a handful of basic ingredients and a bread machine, you can create a loaf of bread that rivals those found in artisan bakeries. Plus, by using sourdough discard, you’re incorporating natural leavening agents that enhance both the flavor and texture of the final product. Of course, the cinnamon raisin bread also makes your house smell amazing!

From toast for breakfast to afternoon snacks, Sourdough Discard Cinnamon Raisin Bread is a versatile treat that you can be enjoy any time of day. We like to put butter or cream cheese on top or simply enjoy it on its own.

In addition to its great taste, this bread also appeals to those seeking sustainable food options. By utilizing sourdough discard, you’re minimizing food waste (and packaging!) and embracing a more eco-friendly approach to baking.

Enjoy!

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Sourdough Discard Cinnamon Raisin Bread (Bread Machine)

This recipe make a 1lb loaf of delicious cinnamon raisin bread using sourdough discard!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • 1 Cuisinart Bread Machine If you do not have this exact bread machine, you can use the basic white bread or sweet bread program/setting on your machine. Just make sure that you follow the instructions on how the ingredients should be added to the bread pan if they vary from the below.

Ingredients
  

  • cup milk
  • 1 tbsp butter (room temperature)
  • ½ cup sourdough starter ((115 grams))
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 ¾ cups flour ((225 grams))
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • cup raisins (or up to 1 cup if you like more)

Instructions
 

  • Remove the bread pan from the bread machine and check to make sure that the mixing paddle has been attached in the bread pan.
  • Place all ingredients except for the raisins, into the bread pan, in the order listed above.
  • Secure the bread pan back into the bread machine.
  • Select the 1 lb. loaf size and and medium crust. Then select the basic white or sweet bread program (I've tried both programs on my machine and they worked well). Press start.
  • When the mix-in tone sounds, add in the raisins.
  • If you want, when the paddle tone sounds, you can remove the paddle and reshape dough back into the bread pan.
  • When the program is finished, use a oven mitt to remove the bread pan. Transfer the loaf of bread to a wire rack and cool completely before slicing.
Keyword bread, bread machine, breakfast, cinnamon raisin bread
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