Easy Cinnamon Raisin-Swirl Bread

READY IN: 2hrs
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

I make this recipe with my own homemade dough, but frozen store-bought will do fine!

Top Review by Sherri35

This is very delicious. I didn't make the glaze, because I didn't want it to be a super-sweet treat, but it was just great even without glaze. My kids are crazy about it and since I almost always have frozen bread dough on hand, I'm sure I'll make this often.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed (1 pound)
  • 1 12 tablespoons water
  • 14-13 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 12 cup raisins (can use more)

  • 1 cup powdered sugar (icing)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 -2 tablespoon whipping cream


  1. On a lightly floured surface, roll thawed bread dough into a 10 x 12-inch rectangle.
  2. With a pastry brush, paint the dough with 1-1/2 tablespoons water.
  3. Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon evenly over the dough; top with raisins.
  4. Roll up tightly jelly-roll fashion, beginning on the 12-inch side.
  5. Seal all seams and ends.
  6. Divide rolled up dough into two separtate pieces.
  7. Twist the two pieces together to form one twisted loaf.
  8. Place the loaf into greased 8x4-inch loaf pan.
  9. Brush dough with melted butter.
  10. Let the dough rise in a warm place until it doubles in size.
  11. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  12. Remove from pan to cool.
  13. When the bread is cool, mix the glaze ingredients together, and drizzle over loaf.
  14. Slice to serve.

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