How to Make Snickerdoodle Bread

Did Mom ever tell you that you can't have dessert for breakfast? Learn how to make a delightful cinna-licious snickerdoodle bread for brunch and prove her wrong.

If you have cinnamon lovers in your family, then this tasty snickerdoodle bread is for you! It’s easy to make and full of cinnamon flavor. Plus, you can have this quick bread out of the oven and on your table in just over an hour.

Here’s a refresher on snickerdoodle cookies for inspiration.

Can I Make Snickerdoodle Bread in Advance?

Yes! Follow the directions below and let the bread cool completely before storing in an airtight container or wrapping in plastic.

You can serve this bread sliced at room temperature, but we especially love it warm. To reheat, preheat your oven to 350° F. Then, wrap the loaf gently in foil and place on the center rack of your oven. Bake for 8-12 minutes and remove promptly. Slice the loaf while still warm and serve.

How to Make Snickerdoodle Bread


  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cinnamon baking chips

For the topping:

  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar (or granulated sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Step 1: Flour your cinnamon chips

Begin by tossing 1 cup of cinnamon baking chips with 2 tablespoons of flour in a small bowl, set aside.

Editor’s Tip: The secret to even distribution of baking chips, nuts or other mix-ins is to coat them in flour before folding them into the batter. The flour gives the baking chips a little “grit” which helps them remain suspended throughout the bread loaf, rather than sinking to the bottom.

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Step 2: Mix ingredients

Preheat oven to 350° F. In the bowl of your stand mixer, combine flour, 1-1/2 cups sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon. Add the buttermilk, vanilla, egg and oil and blend on your mixer’s lowest setting until moistened. Using a wooden spoon, gently fold in the reserved cinnamon baking chips. Take care not to overmix.

Step 3: Add more cinnamon

Grease the bottom and sides of a 9×5-inch loaf pan. Pour your snickerdoodle bread batter into pan. Next, in a small bowl, mix together 1 tablespoon of turbinado sugar with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over the batter so every inch is covered in cinnamon goodness.

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Step 4: Bake & serve

Bake 30-40 minutes, then tent loosely with a piece of foil to prevent the loaf from browning too much. Bake for an additional 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. When pressed gently, the bread should feel firm in the center and not too spongy.

Cool for 10 minutes. Then, transfer the loaf to a wire rack to cool for an additional 10-15 minutes. Slice while still warm and serve with butter or powdered sugar. We bet this bread would be delicious with this cream cheese icing on top!

Snickerdoodle breadLauren Habermehl for Taste of Home

What Can I Substitute for Cinnamon Chips?

If you can’t find cinnamon baking chips at your grocery store, don’t worry. Replace the cinnamon chips with 1 cup of other flavored baking chips like chocolate, caramel or butterscotch for a fun twist. Chopped walnuts, pecans or hazelnuts are also great extras.

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How Do You Store Snickerdoodle Bread?

To store this bread, let cool completely and then place into an airtight container or wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Snickerdoodle bread may be kept covered at room temperature for 1-2 days, or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

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Lauren Habermehl
Lauren Habermehl is a recipe developer, food photographer and creator of the blog, Frydae. She is a prolific quoter of FRIENDS, lover of weekend DIY projects and procrastinating fitness enthusiast who enjoys exploring the Milwaukee-area with her husband, daughter and ugly mutt named Tyson Doodles.