Cinnamon Bread

Nothing is better than the smell of freshly baked cinnamon bread coming from the oven! This loaf is so easy to make with no yeast or kneading required.

A soft and fluffy quick bread with brown sugar and sweet swirls of cinnamon make this loaf not only delicious to eat but pretty to serve too!

pile of Cinnamon Bread with butter on top

  • Bake and slice as thick as you like! Enjoy warm with butter or use in a bread pudding recipe.
  • Take French toast to the next level with battered homemade cinnamon bread! No need for a bread machine—just a baking pan and an oven!
  • This is a quick bread, not a yeast-style bread, so cinnamon bread makes and bakes faster. It’s a fail-safe recipe for new bakers!

Cinnamon Bread Ingredients

FLOUR & LEAVENING Basic white bread dough ingredients start this sweet tasting, fragrant bread. And baking powder plus baking soda make it rise while baking, so no waiting for hours while the dough rises!

SUGAR Switching out a bit of the white sugar for brown sugar, and adding a hefty dose of cinnamon give this bread its deeply fragrant aroma and sweet and savory flavor.

DAIRY Butter, eggs, and the buttermilk added to the flour create a deliciously tangy and creamy textured loaf that’s just perfect with the flavor of cinnamon.

ingredients to make Cinnamon Bread with labels

ingredients to make Cinnamon Bread with labels

Variations

  • Cinnamon bread pairs well with raisins and other fun mix-ins like chopped apples, bananas, even walnuts, and pecans.
  • Try making a streusel or crumble topping using flour, brown sugar, and butter with some chopped walnuts or oats mixed in!

process of adding ingredients to bowls to make Cinnamon Bread

process of adding ingredients to bowls to make Cinnamon Bread

How to Make Cinnamon Bread

It’s super easy to make this bread!

  1. Whisk flour with other dry ingredients in a bowl (per recipe below).
  2. In a mixer, cream together sugar & butter. Add eggs, milk, & vanilla.
  3. Add dry mixture to the wet mixture & mix until barely stirred.
  4. Layer dough & cinnamon swirl mixture, & bake until a wooden pick comes out clean.

top view of slices of Cinnamon Bread with loaf

top view of slices of Cinnamon Bread with loaf

Quick Bread Tips & Tricks

  • Always measure flour by scooping lightly and then using a butter knife to scrape across the top, evening the flour out. Avoid overpacking the measuring cup. Check out this tutorial for How to Measure Flour.
  • Ensure all ingredients are room temperature.
  • Mix in dry ingredients just until combined, overmixing will cause a dry/tough quick breads.
  • Ovens and baking pans can vary, check your bread at least 10 minutes early to ensure it doesn’t overcook.
  • Allow the bread to cool in the pan about 5 minutes, remove from the pan and place on a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Lining the pan with parchment paper makes it easy to lift the loaf out once cooked.

Sweet Cinnamon Treats

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Cinnamon Bread

Sweet Cinnamon Bread has swirls of cinnamon sugar and is baked until light & fluffy. This bread can be enjoyed as breakfast, a snack, or even dessert!

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8×4 pan (or line with parchment paper).

  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Mix well and set aside.

  • Cream sugar and butter with a hand mixer. Add eggs one at a time and mix well. Add milk and vanilla.

  • Add in dry mixture and stir with a spoon just until combined.

  • Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.

  • Spread ⅓ of the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle ⅓ of the brown sugar mixture overtop. Repeat two more times ending with the sugar mixture.

  • Bake 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

  • Cool in the pan 5 minutes. Remove and cool completely on a baking rack.

  • Ensure all ingredients are room temperature.
  • Mix in dry ingredients just until combined, overmixing will cause a dry/tough loaf.
  • Ovens and baking pans can vary, check your bread at least 10 minutes early to ensure it doesn’t overcook.
  • Allow the bread to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes, remove it from the pan and place on a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Lining the pan with parchment paper makes it easy to lift the loaf out once cooked. 

Calories: 253, Carbohydrates: 44g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 48mg, Sodium: 193mg, Potassium: 120mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 25g, Vitamin A: 230IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 61mg, Iron: 1mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Course Bread, Breakfast, Dessert

Cuisine American

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