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Cinnamon Swirl Bread Recipe

Cinnamon Swirl Bread Recipe

Your family will be impressed with the soft texture and appealing swirls of cinnamon in these lovely breakfast loaves shared by Diane Armstrong of Elm Grove, Wisconsin.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 30 min. YIELD:32 servings


  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 5-1/2 to 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon


  • 1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add the milk, 1/2 cup sugar, eggs, butter, salt and 2-1/2 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • 2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • 3. Punch dough down; divide in half. Roll each half into an 18-in. x 8-in. rectangle. Combine cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle over the dough. Roll up each rectangle from a short side; pinch seam to seal.
  • 4. Place seam side down in two greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.
  • 5. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans and cool on wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 132 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 141 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Reviews for Cinnamon Swirl Bread

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Reviewed Aug. 12, 2015

"This bread is the best recipe i ever made. I substituted honey for the sugar, and it came out like cinnamon buns..i made it three times so far and gave one loaf to a friend, they loved it!"

Reviewed Jul. 11, 2015

"This recipe makes a wonderful bread to enjoy for breakfast, either toasted or as French toast. Slightly sweet with a ribbon of cinnamon "goo" throughout. :) I halve the recipe and use fast rise yeast instead of active dry. Always turns out for me."

Reviewed Feb. 24, 2015

"I made this bread and it was a hit, I will definitely be making this again."

Reviewed May. 10, 2014

"I absolutely loved making this. I didn't have problems and my whole family couldn't stop eating it. Will definitely make it again!"

Reviewed May. 1, 2012

"Unfortunately my yeast didn't activate so it didn't rise like it was suppose to. However, it was still a big hit! Made it for my dad's birthday (becasue he LOVES cinammon)and got a big approving Mmmmmm! I would most definitely make this again :)"

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