cinnamon raisin braid

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Rise Ruhl
from North Beach, MD

Healthy never tasted so good! This is vegetarian/vegan, and so amazingly good. Just like mama used to make. The recipe comes from http://www.thenakedkitchen.com/cinnamon-raisin-braids/. Check out all their awesome recipes for clean, healthy, yummy eating!

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For cinnamon raisin braid

  • 1 pkg
    active dry yeast
  • 1/2 c
    warm (but not hot) water
  • 1/4 c
    honey (raw preferred)
  • 1 c
    warm milk
  • 1/4 c
    neutral flavor oil (vegetable oil works too)
  • 1/2 tsp
    sea salt
  • 3 1/2 c
    whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1 c
    raisins
  • CINNAMON HONEY TOPPING
  • 1 tsp
    honey (raw preferred)
  • 1/2 tsp
    cinnamon
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How To Make cinnamon raisin braid

  • 1
    In a small bowl add the water and 1 tbsp honey. Stir until dissolved and then sprinkle the yeast over the water. Let sit 5 minutes until the yeast is activated and bubbly. While the yeast is proofing combine the milk, 1/4 cup honey and oil in a large bowl. Mix in 1 cup of flour, 2 tsp cinnamon and the salt. Add the yeast mixture and raisins and stir to combine. Beat in the remaining 2 cups of flour 1 cup at a time until you have a slightly sticky dough. Add additional flour if needed until you have a workable dough. Place the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead 5-10 minutes, until the dough is soft and elastic. Put the dough into a lightly greased bowl and cover with a damp towel or plastic wrap until doubled in size.
  • 2
    Punch down the dough and divide into 4 equal portions. Divided each of these into 3 equal portions. Roll each portion out into a rope about 10-12 inches long. Pinch 3 of the ropes together at the top and then proceed to braid. Pinch the ends together and place on a baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough. Spray the braids lightly with water and place in a 350 degree oven for 18-20 minutes. While the braids are baking mix the remaining tbsp of honey and 1/2 tsp cinnamon together.
  • 3
    When the braids are done baking remove from the oven and immediately brush with the honey/cinnamon mixture. Enjoy while still warm and nicely sticky. http://www.thenakedkitchen.com/cinnamon-raisin-braids/
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