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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: 25 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 whole milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 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 warm water. Add milk, 1/2 cup sugar, eggs, butter, salt and 3 cups flour; beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • 2. Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover with plastic wrap; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • 3. Mix cinnamon and remaining sugar. Punch down dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Roll each portion into an 18x8-in. rectangle; sprinkle each with 1/4 cup cinnamon sugar to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a short side; pinch seam to seal. Place in two greased 9x5-in. loaf pans, seam side down.
  • 4. Cover with kitchen towels; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours. Preheat oven to 350°.
  • 5. Bake until golden brown, 30-35 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 133 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 136mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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Makya User ID: 308846 231121
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!"

misskerri71 User ID: 8446063 229381
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."

Gmaloney36 User ID: 8270488 221287
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2015

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

ladymluv09 User ID: 5285938 51194
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!"

CarrieMcKee User ID: 6664855 62683
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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