If you are on a gluten free diet I bet you can’t remember the last time you had fresh homemade Gluten Free Cinnamon Raisin Bread.
Last summer I found a bread machine at a yard sale. I thought to myself, “This either has huge potential, or…it will sit on a shelf collecting dust while taking up copious amounts of cabinet space.” It cost only $10 but I wasn’t sure it even worked. I did buy it and that bread machine ended up being the best yard sale find of the summer!
I can’t say that I use my bread machine all the time but I definitely get my $10 worth. I figured if I could find a good gluten free bread recipe it could save us a ton of money! I also make regular (full of gluten) bread for my son (which he requests all the time!!!).
It took me quite a few tries and some major modifications of several gluten-free bread recipes to find one that turned out well. I had one particular disappointing batch where it smelled great and looked great. However, I pulled it out of the pan only to find that the bottom half of the loaf was nothing but pure flour that hadn’t mixed in with the rest of the dough. I’ve also had loaves that didn’t get cooked all the way through.
After numerous tries, I have finally mastered a gluten free bread that is amazing!!!! It works wonderfully for toast, sandwiches, garlic bread, french toast, and anything else you would use bread for.
When my mom posted her recipe for Cinnamon Raisin Custard Squares, (using store-bought gluten-free Cinnamon Raisin Bread), I decided to see if I could turn my regular gluten free bread recipe into a Cinnamon Raisin Bread recipe. It was so simple. It turned out delicious and now all I can think about are other possible additives to made other flavors of bread.
All I did was add cinnamon and raisins (I bet you never would’ve guessed!)
If you want just plain ole normal bread simply omit the cinnamon and raisins!
With normal bread machine recipes you just throw all the ingredients into the machine, turn it on, and forget about it for three hours. Well, as with all things gluten free, this needs a little bit more attention and love to get a perfect loaf but it is still easy to make.
I started by combining the warm water, yeast, and sugar. I allowed the yeast to proof in a bowl (10-15 min) before I added the rest of the ingredients. To avoid another loaf coming out with half unmixed flour/half soggy bread, I mixed everything together myself before adding it to the machine (I just used a wooden spoon to gently mix it, it is still lumpy but that is fine because the bread machine will do more mixing).
After my bread was done baking I let it cool completely, (my family has usually eaten half the loaf by this point), I put it in an airtight container and put it in the fridge. It doesn’t have to be refrigerated but I find that home baked gluten free items last much longer in the fridge.
While this bread is amazing fresh out of the bread machine, it becomes over the top good if you eat it with cinnamon butter!
Cinnamon butter is easy to make. I don’t measure my ingredients I just throw them together and mix until it tastes good (almost impossible to mess up!) Here are the approximate measurements: (but feel free to adjust the amounts according to your own taste).
This is a copycat recipe for Texas Road House’s Cinnamon Butter!
- 1 stick of real butter, room temp.
- 1/2 C powdered sugar
- A few shakes of cinnamon (maybe 1/4-1/2 tsp.)
Stir together until well combined.
Go ahead and slather your bread with this butter! Don’t be shy! This is a treat for you! Seriously, how often do you get amazing tasting bread with cinnamon butter? I bet not often!
- 1 1/2 Tablespoon yeast
- 1 2/3 cup warm water (between 110-115 degrees F)
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 3 eggs room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups rice flour
- 1/2 cup potato starch
- 1/2 cup tapioca flour
- 2 1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum
- 2/3 cup powdered milk
- 3 tablespoons cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cup raisins
- Combine yeast, warm water, and sugar in a small bowl. Cover and sit in a warm area for 15 minutes.
- Sift all flours and combine all dry ingredients.
- Once the yeast has proofed, combine with eggs, vinegar, and melted butter.
- Fold the wet and dry ingredients together.
- Place batter in a bread machine and set for a medium crust.
What’s your favorite type of bread?