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California Raisin Gourmet Bread Mix

Make this with your bread machine, stand-type mixer, or by hand.

SKU: M37-1

Can I use this mix in my 1 pound capacity or 1.5 pound capacity bread machine?

We have designed our mixes specifically for 2 lb. capacity machines. However, you may still find success with 1.5 lb. capacity machines. You may expect to see the top of the loaf touch the lid of the machine towards the end of the baking cycle. This may lead to imperfect baking in that one spot on the loaf. The rest of the loaf should be fine. For 1 lb. bread machines, we recommend only running the bread on the dough cycle and then transfer the dough to a pan for baking in a conventional oven. See packaging for more info.

Why do the directions ask me to use a thermometer?

Yeast is very sensitive to heat and other environmental factors. We have tested and designed our mixes to find the sweet spot for yeast activity to get the best rise. Even just a few degrees off on water temperature can make a big impact on the quality of your bread. Measuring the temperature of your water accurately is the best way to ensure consistently successful bread baking.

I followed the directions exactly and I see had a problem with my bread? What can I do?

Sometimes bread issues happen. We are happy to help. Send us a picture of your bread and a picture of the back packaging of your bread mix to our customer support email at Include as much detail as possible about your baking process and bread machine model so we can troubleshoot the cause of the issue.

Should I adjust my mix for high altitudes?

We don't recommend making any changes to the mix for high altitudes. We have tested our mixes in a variety of locations and have fine tuned each mix to be the best product possible.

I don't have a bread machine or a stand-type mixer. Can I still make this bread in my oven?

  • Plenty of raisins with a hint of cinnamon and orange.
  • Light airy bread.
  • Bring the flavors of California to your kitchen.
  • Easy to follow directions for bread machine and easy oven loaves.
  • SAF Yeast Packet Included.

This California Raisin Bread is great raisin bread

What makes this raisin bread so good?

California Raisin Bread marries three great sunny flavors: plump raisins, quality cinnamon, and a touch of citrus from the orange groves of California.

"I'm a sucker for cinnamon raisin bread. This mix is amazing!!!" -Fred Montenegro

This combination of sunny flavors makes for a wonderful bread. Imagine a light and airy bread with raisins plumped from the baking, matched with the best Cinnamon we could find, and complemented with the flavor of natural oranges. The raisins are the best bakers' grade, the orange a wonderful discovery, and the cinnamon is much better than is found in most stores--a quality Korintje cassia cinnamon imported from Indonesia that really makes a difference. This is a very aromatic raisin bread and will smell wonderful baking in your kitchen.

"I love this bread!!!! Generous in raisin content and not overpowering with cinnamon. Plain is delicious and toasted with butter is yummy!!! I did add 1 extra tablespoon of water as my bread machine suggested to make the crust softer which worked very well. Great mix!!!!" -Jannynet

Don't miss this sunny California bread! A tender cinnamon raisin bread kissed with California oranges. This combination of sunny flavors makes for a wonderful bread.


Customer Reviews

Based on 88 reviews
Angelina A Endozo
Raisin Gourmet Bread Mix

Everything I ordered, including Raisin Gourmet Bread Mix were Birthday presents for my grandson who loves to cook and bake. He has not given me a feedback yet.

Janet Butcher

California Raisin Gourmet Bread Mix

Martha Yungk
Best Raisin Bread!

My husband loves raisin bread, but he is very particular about the taste. Not to sweet, not to crumbly, crust not too hard. This bread mix has come out perfect all 4 times I have made it. For the win!!

Georgia Fazzini

This bread is outstanding. It is so moist and sweet. It has become my new favorite, and I will order many more.

I make bread for gifts for a few neighbors, and they love all the varieties I've used.

Wonderful company. So happy I found you!

laura pritchard

California Raisin Gourmet Bread Mix