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Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread Recipe
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Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread Recipe

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When I was married, 26 years ago, I bought two popular cookbooks to learn the "basics". Now, I have over 2,000 cookbooks, booklets and recipe magazines I read like others read novels! I take my bread - which I've been making for 20 years - to potlucks and parties. Plus, my family's always loved it. —Helen Richardson, Shelbyville, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons milk

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 179 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 173 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine flour, 1 cup sugar, baking soda and salt. Combine buttermilk, egg and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and remaining sugar.
  2. Grease the bottom only of a 9x5-in. loaf pan. Pour half of the batter into pan; sprinkle with half the cinnamon-sugar. Carefully spread with remaining batter and sprinkle with remaining cinnamon-sugar; cut through batter with a knife to swirl.
  3. Bake 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Combine confectioners' sugar and enough milk to reach desired consistency; drizzle over loaf. Yield: 1 loaf.
Originally published as Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread in Country Woman March/April 1997, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 179 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 173 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 13, 2014

"If you love cinnamon this is for you"

Reviewed Oct. 30, 2014

"I've made this bread three times in the last week. I added 1 tsp. vanilla and 1/2 tsp. baking powder and increased the salt to 1 tsp. It's wonderful!"

Reviewed Oct. 27, 2014

"Delicious! My husband loves it. Followed recipe exactly. The only thing I had trouble with was the swirl part. So I just mixed the remaining sugar and cinnamon together with the dough in same bowl. Also instead of 3 tsp cinnamon I put 5 tsp cinnamon in. Also had to cook it the full 50 minutes. Will definitely make again."

Reviewed Oct. 17, 2014

"I like this very much however I am a gluten free cook so I added a few things to enhance this bread. Instead of vegetable oil I use coconut oil. I used a gluten free flower and I added walnuts, raisins, raw coconut and for my daughter dark chocolate chips. Today I will try stevia instead of my organic sugar. Great Morning Bread! Have fun with it and thanks for the good recipe."

Reviewed Oct. 13, 2014

"This bread is delicious. Ok so maybe I totally changed it but YUM! I used whole wheat white flour, sugar in the raw (about half cup less than recipe) applesauce instead of oil. So a healthier version. My family loves it!! So tasty and moist."

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