Whole Wheat Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin Bread

Let me start out by saying that I’m not lying when I use the word Raisin in the title – I had to substitute raisins with dates while making this recipe on this particular day because of two reasons.

1. I have a child who hates raisins.

2. We were out of them (:

So as you can see this would work with any dried fruit you prefer (even dates) but for the sake of how it’s usually made, I’m sticking to the traditional ingredient of raisins as I list the ingredients.

I also used Hard Red Wheat in this recipe due to the extra flavors and spices that are in it.  The wheati-ness of the hard red did not over power the flavor of the whole loaf.


  • 1 1/2 Cups warm (100 degree) water
  • 1 TBS Coconut oil (liquid state)
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 3 1/2 Cups Freshly Milled Hard Red Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Vital Wheat Gluten
  • 1 1/2 tsp Active Instant Yeast (SAF)
  • 1/4 Cup Thick Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 Cup Raisins (or chopped dates or dried fruit of your choice)
  • Extra Cinnamon from spice shaker
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1 TBS Rolled Oats
  • Cinnamon & Sugar in a Shaker

IMG_1696First things first.

Grind your Hard Red Winter Wheat in the Wondermill or Wondermill Jr. Deluxe.

Bread Machine Directions…

Place first nine ingredients into bread machine in the order given. Turn bread machine on to ‘dough only’ setting and wait for the ‘additions’ beep.  If you don’t have an ‘additions beep’ on your machine, set a timer for about half way through what the total dough making process is. For example: If your machine says total time is an hour and a half – set a timer for 45 minutes.

When timer or machine beeps – add raisins (or dried fruit) and thick rolled oats.

When the full ‘dough only’ cycle is finished, turn dough out on to greased board or counter top and flatten to remove all air bubbles.CinOatmealBread2Then sprinkle a generous amount of cinnamon on the top.

CinOatmealBread3Spread with your hand to make sure the entire top is coated with cinnamon.

CinOatmealBread4Roll as you would a regular loaf and shape your bread.

CinOatmealBread5Place into a prepared bread pan.  Mix egg and tsp of water with a whisk or fork and brush the top of the loaf (before it has risen).

CinOatmealBread6Sprinkle with the TBS of rolled oats and a generous amount of your cinnamon & sugar mixture…



Once the loaf has risen to be about twice the size you started, bake at 325 degrees for 30-40 minutes until the top is tapped and makes a hollow sound.CinOatmealBread9

I made mine in the new All American Sun Oven!


About Donna Miller

Donna Miller is a believer and follower of The Risen Messiah, the wife of 30 years to the love of her life Joseph, and the mother of three, amazing home-school graduates. She’s now been further blessed, as her family has grown with the additions of a daughter-in-law and a new son-in-law.

The Millers are the owners of Millers Grain House, the founders of PREPARE Magazine and the Organizers of the WNC Preparedness Group in Asheville, NC.

Donna is the hostess of the three popular internet radio podcasts: “Surviving on Shoestrings”, “The Back to Basics Kitchen” and “Your Preparation Station” found on Blog Talk Radio, Stitcher and iTunes. She also hosts a popular YouTube Channel that she hopes will help encourage others to enJOY playing with healthy food and saving money.

Donna is a sought-after speaker and trainer, a published author and a freelance writer for multiple blog and recipe sites. She teaches local classes & ladies retreats and also travels to teach hands-on lost skills to others.

Donna’s deepest desire through all of these endeavors is that God be Glorified as she shares. Her mission is to help “prepare you and your kitchen with tools, tips, skills and encouragement.”

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2 Responses to Whole Wheat Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin Bread

  1. I hate it when I get excited for a recipe only to find out it’s for a bread machine!! I don’t know how or if I can convert it. Can you help?

    • Donna Miller says:

      Hi Kathy!
      Most all bread machine recipes can be converted to completely hand made by doing this:

      Wet ingredients mixed together (sugar, spices & yeast add to ‘wet’ but not salt)
      Mix all dry ingredients together (flours, nuts, dried fruits, salt) blend well.

      Then slowly add to the combined wet and knead as a usual hand-made bread.
      Once the ‘two finger poke’ test shows you’ve worked the gluten enough (between 10-20 mins of kneading) you can let the lump rise in a warm place (75-85 degrees F) until doubled in size.

      Flatten then shape as desired for the second rise (about 30 mins) in that same warm place.

      Bake as directed.

      Best Blessings,

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