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Cinnamon Swirl Breakfast Bread

Field editor Peggy Burdick of Burlington, Michigan sends the recipe for this lovely breakfast bread. She notes, "My aunt gave me the recipe for these pretty, rich-tasting loaves many years ago. I use my bread machine for the first step in the recipe.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 loaves (16 slices each)


  • 1 cup warm 2% milk (70° to 80°)
  • 1/4 cup water (70° to 80°)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 5 cups bread flour
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 to 5 teaspoons milk


  • In bread machine pan, place the first eight ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons water or flour if needed).
  • When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Roll each portion into a 10x8-in. rectangle. Brush with butter. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over dough.
  • Roll up tightly jelly-roll style, starting with a short side. Pinch seams and ends to seal. Place seam side down in two greased 9x5-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Cover with foil; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • In a large bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve desired consistency; drizzle over warm loaves.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 121 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 104mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • GrammoD
    Mar 18, 2015

    So simple and absolutely delicious!!

  • garganzola
    Jan 27, 2014

    I made one loaf, and 12 rolls. I only iced the rolls as the bread was perfect without it.

  • lovetobakelaurie
    May 5, 2013

    My husband was craving cinnamon bread so I looked online for a great recipe and decides to try this one. Oh my, I'm so glad I did! I make a lot of bread, and I think this is the best bread I've ever tasted! I made it a little more "heart healthy" and used olive oil in place of butter and even used two cups of wheat flour and it still tasted wonderful! I also (like another reviewer) didn't use the glaze on top because I thought the sweetness was just perfect without the extra sugar. I highly recommend this recipe. Thanks :)

  • judi_novo
    Dec 24, 2011

    VERY Easy. Very delicious. I have been told it's the most delicious bread folks have ever tasted. LOVE IT! Makes great gifts and a top seller at bake sales

  • vanderwarren
    Aug 2, 2010

    My family loves this recipe. It makes two loaves so I freeze one for later.

  • vanderwarren
    May 14, 2010

    Tastes just like a cinnamon roll. Excellent.

  • foag
    Nov 21, 2008

    I thought the bread was sweet enough so I didn't make the glaze for it. And I was right - it was still delicious without all the extra sugar!