In a small bowl combine the cinnamon swirl ingredients, including the raisins if using. Reserve.
Place the bread ingredients, in the order listed, in the bread pan fitted with the kneading paddle. Secure the bread pan in the Cuisinart® Automatic Bread Maker. Press the menu button to select the Basic/White program. Press loaf size and crust color buttons to select both size and crust preference. Press Start/Stop to mix, knead, rise, and bake.
When paddle signal sounds remove dough and kneading paddle. Place the dough on a floured surface. Roll the dough out into a rectangle, about 1/4-inch thick. Sprinkle the cinnamon swirl mixture evenly over the surface of the dough. Roll the dough into a tight cylinder beginning with the shorter side, making sure the ends are tucked in and sealed.
Place dough back in the bread pan (make sure the kneading paddle is removed) and when the cycle is complete, remove the bread pan from the machine and transfer bread to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.