Country Cinnamon Swirl Bread Recipe
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Country Cinnamon Swirl Bread Recipe

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"My husband and I have three active sons, so I'm always busy in the kitchen," writes Sharon Walker of Huntington Station, New York. "This rich quick bread is a favorite. I like to cover loaves with colored plastic wrap to give as gifts."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/3 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 158 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 188 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat the butter, 1 cup sugar and egg until blended. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to egg mixture alternately with buttermilk. In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and remaining sugar.
  2. Pour a third of the batter into a greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan; sprinkle with a third of the cinnamon-sugar. Repeat layers twice. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 1 loaf.
Originally published as Country Cinnamon Swirl Bread in Country Woman May/June 2004, p40

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Reviewed Jun. 12, 2014

"Very good and easy to make a keeper"

Reviewed Nov. 18, 2013

"A wonderful bread...especially at the holidays!

~ Theresa"

Reviewed Aug. 7, 2013

"Delicious! My grandchildren loved this bread!"

Reviewed Apr. 27, 2013

"I just made this recipe and it is almost gone! We all absolutely loved it! I do have to admit that this recipe tastes more like cake than bread. No complaints for this super easy recipe. I did not have buttermilk so I just used 1cup of milk, added 1TBS of vinegar and let it sour. Bread was really moist and flavorful. I will make it again tomorrow for our kids Sunday School class."

Reviewed Mar. 21, 2013

"This bread is very moist and tasty. I have made it many times. It is nice to give as a gift too."

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