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Country Cinnamon Swirl Bread

I'm always busy with three active sons, so this rich quick bread is a favorite. I like to wrap these loaves to give as gifts. —Sharon Walker, Huntington Station, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1 loaf (12 slices)


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/3 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 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


  • 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.
  • Pour a third of the batter into a greased 8x4-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 in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 212 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 267mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • sd20
    Nov 30, 2020

    My family enjoyed this bread.

  • Darlene
    Aug 20, 2020

    I used to make this bread as a young child and was thrilled when I found this recipe! The only issue is I baked it for 40 to 45 minutes and the inside was still completely raw. I’m very surprised I didn’t see this comment from any of the other reviewer‘s because I’ve never made a bread that cooks for less than 50 to 60 minutes. That part was a little disappointing. Other than that this recipe is a good one.

  • Newrecipejumkie2
    Jun 10, 2020

    Delicious! I used the buttermilk powder mixed with water per instructions on package since I didn’t have regular buttermilk and did’t notice any difference. Will be making this again!

  • tamicarr
    May 7, 2020

    This is a delicious moist cinnamon bread. I shared it with a friend and they immediately asked me for the recipe. I Sprinkled additional cinnamon And a layer of white sugar on top, and then dotted a tablespoon of butter on top before baking. That made a crispy crackly sugar crust. It was so delicious. I’m making it again today!

  • sjhicks
    Apr 19, 2020

    This bread is just what the doctor ordered! We've been eating it for breakfast on Sunday mornings ever since the Covid-19 quarantine began, because I want to comfort my family (and myself!). My husband has a favorite cinnamon bread from Bob Evans restaurants that he always orders, but it's only available during the winter. He loved this, and he can have it anytime! It is very moist and delicious! In answer to another comment I saw: there are 3 layers -- batter on the bottom, a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar, a second layer of batter, a second sprinkling of cinnamon sugar, and a third layer of batter, cinnamon sugar on top. That's how you get two swirls in the middle of the bread.

  • Raejean
    Apr 18, 2020

    Great tasting bread

  • Melva
    Apr 12, 2020

    Haven't made it yet but I can't figure out how you get the cinnamln pattern in the picture just by sprinkiing the cinnamln mix on each layer of the batter. Seems like it would be just two lines of the cinnamln in each slice of bread and the topping. Where am I getting the wrong picture?

  • jandjlilly
    Apr 11, 2020

    I think this would be good if you added raisensw or nuts or both for cinnamon raisen bread

  • tammycookblogsbooks
    Dec 23, 2019

    My family liked this bread a lot. To me it seemed a little too dense and rubbery, although I didn't overmix it. I will try making it again since it has a high rating.

  • LindaLMT
    Nov 18, 2018

    Wonderful recipe. So simple, uncomplicated, yet incredibly delicious and smells heavenly while baking.