Can I use whole wheat flour instead of white flour to make almond and raisin bread?
Yes, but whole wheat flour yields a denser loaf, so you may prefer using 3⁄4 of the amount of white flour in the recipe. You will find the best amount that works perfectly by experience.
Are nuts healthy for the body?
Yes, nuts are very healthy for the body. They are a good source of protein and contain healthy unsaturated fats. They lower bad cholesterol levels. Nuts also take time to get digested and keep you full for a long time.
Almond & Raisin Bread Bread Machine Recipe
Here is a delicious bread recipe enriched with almonds, golden raisins, and rolled oats, and flavored with cinnamon. Let’s bake it!
Tags: Almond and raisin bread
This almond and raisin bread recipe is very nutritious thanks to its healthy and versatile ingredients. It has almonds, golden raisins, rolled oats, and cinnamon, all of which are high in nutrients and antioxidants. It also has a coarse texture which feels filling.
The almond and raisin bread has a lightly sweet taste and a nutty feeling while eating. You can eat this versatile bread on its own. It is very delicious and satisfying even without being toasted, but you can also toast it and spread some butter or jam over it. It is also great to make sandwiches like a peanut butter sandwich for school lunch with the almond and raisin bread.
Let’s go down to the recipe below and make almond and raisin bread for your loved ones today!
Tips for your bread maker:
Bread Machine Program: Basic (#1)
Delay Start Time Available: Yes
Color Option: Yes
Weight Option: Yes
- Loaf size: 2 pounds (1000 grams)
1½ cups water (at room temperature)
3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 cups bread flour
1 cups rolled oats
2 teaspoons salt
1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons instant dry yeast
½ cup golden raisins (add after the nut icon)
½ cup chopped almonds (add after the nut icon)
- Loaf size: 2½ pounds (1250 grams)
1¾ cups water (at room temperature)
4 tablespoons honey
4 tablespoons olive oil
3½ cups bread flour
1½ cups rolled oats
2½ teaspoons salt
1¾ teaspoons ground cinnamon
2¼ teaspoons instant dry yeast
¾ cup golden raisins (add after the nut icon)
¾ cup chopped almonds (add after the nut icon)
- Loaf size: 3 pounds (1500 grams)
2 cups water (at room temperature)
5 tablespoons honey
5 tablespoons olive oil
4 cups bread flour
2 cups rolled oats
3 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2½ teaspoons instant dry yeast
1 cup golden raisins (add after the nut icon)
1 cup chopped almonds (add after the nut icon)
Open the lid of the bread maker and remove the pan from the machine by pulling it upward.
Make sure the pan is clean and both kneading paddles are in place.
Add all of the ingredients to the bread pan in the order listed except the raisins and almonds. You may prefer to add raisins and almonds either at this point or you can wait until your bread maker warns you to add nuts. Some bread makers have this function to add nut-like ingredients to the dough after kneading.
Put the bread pan back in the bread machine, pressing it down so that it clicks into its place, and close the lid.
Plug the bread machine into an outlet and press the “Power” button to turn the machine on.
Use the “Program” button to select program #1 for the basic cycle.
Press the “Color” button to choose your desired crust color.
Press the “Size” button to choose the weight of the loaf you are making. The time display will also change as you select the size of the bread since larger loaves take longer to cook.
Press the “Start” button to start the bread-making cycle.
The machine will let you know by making a beep sound once the bread-making cycle is finished. Open the lid at this time and remove the bread pan out by using a pot holder.
If you do not remove the loaf immediately, the bread machine will automatically go into a warming cycle to keep the bread warm for one hour.
After taking the bread pan out of the machine, flip the pan over and gently tap it to remove the bread. Make sure the kneading paddles are taken out of the bread loaf.
Your almond and raisin bread is ready.
Slice it and enjoy!
RECIPE NOTES FOR ALMOND & RAISIN BREAD:
If you like, you can also add ground ginger to this recipe in the same amount as cinnamon.
You can use other nuts in this recipe such as walnut, pecan, hazelnut, cashew, and pistachio. You can use these nuts on their own or several of them together in the recipe. By the way, I highly recommend you try this recipe with pistachio and golden raisins. It will taste just delicious.
HOW TO STORE ALMOND & RAISIN BREAD:
You can store almond and raisin bread slices in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, and in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
You can freeze the leftover almond and raisin bread slices as well. They feel as fresh as newly baked when you thaw and toast them.