Cinnamon Raisin Bread + 4 Other Baked Goods Gift Ideas

I’m busy baking at my house because I plan to give friends and family member home-baked goodness for Christmas. Homemade gifts are win-win in my book. They are often frugal and sometimes a bit more meaningful than the store bought gift. I also love that they don’t add much in terms of random THINGS to have around the house…

This year I’m baking up an assortment to pass out:  Cinnamon Raisin Bread, Artisan Bread, Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, 9 Grain Bread, plus Mix & Match Muffin Packets, too!

Here is a recipe for a fabulous Cinnamon Raisin Bread {5 loaves at a time!} from the cookbook Healthy Recipes From the Heart of Our Home: In the Kitchen with Phyllis & Shirley and linked below are the other recipes for the other goodies I’m making, too!

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Cinnamon Raisin Bread + 4 Other Baked Goods Gift Ideas
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  • 5 cups warm water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 cup honey
  • 12-14 cups flour {I use freshly ground hard white wheat}
  • ½ cup gluten
  • 3 TBS yeast
  • 1 TBS salt
  • 2 cups raisins
  • 3 TBS cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a heavy duty mixer, like a BOSCH, add water and 2 eggs with a dough hook. Blend the eggs a bit to make a frothy egg water.
  3. Add remaining wet ingredients, 10 cups flour, gluten, salt, and yeast.
  4. Quickly add enough remaining flour until dough pulls away from side of bowl, then knead for 3 minutes.
  5. Then add the raisins and cinnamon and knead for two more minutes.
  6. Form into 5 loaves and place in 5 well-oiled pans.
  7. Let rise until doubled.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes.

Other goodies I plan to pass out this year:

 Homemade 9 Grain Bread


Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Artisan Bread

 Mix & Match Muffin Packets {Which I will purdy-up by putting in a lovely Mason Jar instead of a hum-drum ziplock bag. :-)

Do you give baked-goods for Christmas? What’s your favorite to give? Or, what would you love to get?

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  1. New fan here from Frugal Days. This looks so good. I will definitely be trying it. If you haven't already, I would love for you to come visit me at Fresh Eggs Daily and share at my weekly Farm Girl Blog Fest: Happy Holidays! Lisa Fresh Eggs Daily

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