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Coffee Raisin Bread

"This bread brings back memories of Easter mornings when I was a child and enjoyed toasted hot cross buns," pens Lois Head of Portland, Oregon.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 3 hours
  • Makes
    1 loaf (about 1-1/2 pounds, 16 slices)


  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1 tablespoon plus 3 cups bread flour, divided
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee (70° to 80°)
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast


  • Toss raisins with 1 tablespoon flour; set aside. In bread machine pan, place the coffee, oil, egg, salt, sugar, spices, yeast and remaining flour in order suggested by the manufacturer. Select basic bread setting. Choose crust color and loaf size if available.
  • Bake according to bread machine directions (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).
  • Just before the final kneading (your machine may audibly signal this), add the raisins.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 136 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 227mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Loren
    Nov 19, 2018

    Although it doesn’t taste coffee, the texture come out perfect. I wonder if there’s a way to increase the coffee taste by making the coffee even stronger (mine was 4 tablespoons per cup already).

  • mangeldbug
    Jan 9, 2015

    Great tasting bread! Mine baked up beautifully in the bread machine, and it came out a darker color due to the coffee (I used freeze dried coffee crystals and used about 3 rounded tsps per 8oz, so STRONG). It doesnt have a very strong coffee or spice taste, but it is a nice balanced flavor I think. My husband loves it! I made one substitution - I used dried currants rather than the raisins. I think the plan for this weekend is french toast with this loaf! YUMNote about loaf size: My bread machine and bread machine recipe books define a 1.5lb loaf as having 3 cups of flour (like this recipe) and a 2lb loaf as having 4 cups of flour.

  • CookerBee
    Oct 10, 2014

    This bread is hard to rate. There is nothing wrong with the way it tastes, hence my 4 star review, but the description and picture is slightly misleading. Neither the coffee or the spices can really be tasted. I used a strong brewed coffee too. It just tasted almost like a store bought raisin bread, nothing special. I actually made a banana, raisin, nut bread from the site, the other day, that I liked quite a bit better. It also doesn't have that latte color as depicted in the picture, it has that typical raisin bread appearance. NOTE: This does not make a 1 1/2 lb loaf! It makes a 2lb loaf. It wasn't expected due to the size of the dough. That is very important because only Zojirushi and certain machines can handle a 2 lb loaf. I was very lucky because if this would have had even 1 tblsp of flour in it, it would have touched the very top of the lid and deflated. My machine makes standard size loaves of bread. I also don't know how it makes 16 slices. I have a bread slicing guide and electric knife. I got 14 slices. Although, they were hefty slices due to the very tall nature of this loaf. The sized caused difficult toasting. If looking for an all-purpose raisin bread and a 2lb bread machine is available, I would recommend. If a machine is available that only makes 1-1.5 lb loaves and a bread that is different than classic breads is desired than I would look for another recipe to try. ty

  • mellowinRI
    Dec 5, 2013

    My husband LIKES this bread!!! Actually, he seems to LOVE it, which is a miracle since he has always been a 1950's Wonder Bread type guy and views any whole wheat or dark-colored bread with suspicion, LOL - and the coffee makes this bread a deep color. I made the dough in my bread machine, then shaped it into a boule and let it rise in my banneton, Result: a very pretty round loaf. When I slice it for the toaster, I keep sniffing it because it smells so old-fashioned and comforting, somehow...and soooo luscious - but I may never get to actually EAT any because hubby is devouring it. He just asked if he could toast a few slices up for a night-time snack and said how GOOD it is! This one is definitely a KEEPER.... I'll be making Coffee Raisin Bread again and again! Thanks so much for posting this recipe!

  • blondie_0723
    Sep 11, 2013

    How would you make this recipe without the assistance of a bread machine?

  • hoteamom
    Jan 27, 2011

    Awesome bread recipe, my husband's favourite! Good with cheese.