Simply Divine Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Bread is perfectly sweet and glorious straight from the oven!  Use the leftovers for French toast this weekend!

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Sometimes I really, REALLY want a cinnamon roll.  I mean honestly – is there anything better than a hot cinnamon roll dripping with icing?  No my friends.  There is not.

Of course, other times I’m craving that warm cinnamon-y taste without the jaw-locking sweetness of a cinnamon roll and that is when my Cinnamon Swirl Bread fits the bill perfectly.  Delicious cinnamon flavor with a fragrance that permeates the entire house and systematically makes every. single. person. HAPPY.  That’s the power of cinnamon.  Oh yeah, and a little bit of sugar too, of course ;)

This bread is simply divine fresh from the oven.  And if you can’t get through a whole loaf in one sitting – try it toasted with a little butter the next day and then use the rest for french toast this weekend.


You may need to make two loaves to get it to last that long.  I did :)

I find bread-making to be such a peaceful and rewarding endeavor.  A little bit of work followed with some rise time.  A little more work and then a little more rising.  Throw it in the oven and enjoy the glorious fragrance and then it’s time to eat!  Cinnamon Swirl Bread is made much like a giant cinnamon roll.  Make up the dough and let it rise the first time.  Roll it out and slather on a wee bit of butter and some cinnamon and sugar.


Next roll it up just like you’re making cinnamon rolls but instead of cutting the roll into slices, you just slip it into a loaf pan – easy peasy!


I love how this bread can be enjoyed day after day and in so many different ways. Reece thinks a slice of Cinnamon Swirl Bread is the perfect afternoon snack and I can attest to it’s perfection for a midnight snack. Perfectly sweet and full of cinnamon flavor, this bread is a must-make in our home.

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Simply Divine Cinnamon Swirl Bread
  • ¾ cup warm water
  • 2¼ tsp {one packet} active dry yeast
  • ½ cup milk, warmed
  • ⅓ cups sugar
  • 3 Tbls butter, melted
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 4 - 4½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbls butter, melted
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 Tbls cinnamon
  1. Place water in mixing bowl and sprinkle yeast over the top. Let stand until yeast starts to foam - about five minutes.
  2. Beat in milk, sugar, butter, and egg.
  3. Beat in 2 cups of flour until mixture is nice and smooth.
  4. Continue adding remaining flour, salt, and cinnamon a little at a time, mixing until dough is nice and smooth.
  5. Switch to a dough hook and continue mixing for another five minutes OR simply knead by hand for five minutes.
  6. Shape dough into a smooth ball and place in a lightly butter bowl. Cover and let rise for 2 hours or until doubled in size.
  7. Punch dough down and knead a few times on a lightly floured cutting board.
  8. Roll dough out to a 9 x 15 inch rectangle. {Narrow end should be as wide as your loaf pan.}
  9. Spread with melted butter and sprinkle combined sugar and cinnamon over the butter.
  10. Start with the narrow end and roll up tightly. Pinch edges well to seal.
  11. Tuck ends under slightly and place in buttered 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.
  12. Cover and let rise for another hour.
  13. Preheat oven to 350. Bake for 30 minutes or until loaf is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped.

This Cinnamon Swirl Bread is perfectly sweet and glorious straight from the oven! Perfect for breakfast and brunch. Use the leftovers for French Toast this weekend! // Mom On Timeout

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  1. What a beautiful loaf of bread! Sounds amazing too.

  2. Very pretty Trish!!! What a beautiful, delicious swirl!

  3. Yum, my mouth is watering…I love cinnamon and fresh bread so together is a winner for sure! I am now following you.

  4. Oh Trish! You’ve reminded me of how much I love cinnamon swirl bread. It’s been too long since I’ve had it. I may just have to change that!

  5. I love this so much! Never would have thought to use it for french toast. I’m making this for Saturday morning!

  6. I need to make this! It looks so beautiful and delicious – and using it for French toast would be amazing. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. I’d be thrilled if you’d link up at this week’s Off the Hook!

  7. I love homemade bread! This cinnamon swirl bread is gorgeous!

  8. This looks amazing!! My kids love cinnamon swirl bread and I have a hard time paying $4 for a small loaf at the store. Can’t wait to give this recipe a try!!

  9. Found you on the Weekend Wrap Up Party, and I’m your newest follower. This bread looks delish! My girls will go ga-ga over it :)

    Have a great weekend!
    Shandy @

  10. I love the swirl then you get cinnamon in almost every bite! Would love for you to come share this & any other recipes over at Sweet & Savory Saturdays!
    Hope to see you there!

    ~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!

  11. We LOVE cinnamon swirl bread at my house–seeing your post reminds me that I need to make some again soon! Yours turned out just gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking up at What’s In Your Kitchen Wednesday.

  12. Not only does your bread look beautiful, but it looks DELICIOUS! We’d love for you to link this up at our party!

  13. Trish, this looks absolutely heavenly! I can’t wait to make this. Thank you. Pinned!

  14. Oh gosh, this bread looks great. I love the cute little cinnamon swirl inside! Looks adorable! Thanks for linking and letting me find it :)

  15. This bread looks wonderful! I love cinnamon. Add it to homemade bread and you have a winner in my book. I just pinned this and can’t wait to make it! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe which I’m sure will become a family favorite :)

  16. I love, love, love this recipe. I have to make it. I’ll be featuring it on Thursdays Treasures this week. Thanks for sharing with us.

  17. I love this swirl! It’s beautiful! Thanks for sharing these at Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker.

  18. Oh my, this looks delicious. I am having a weekly blog link up and it just went live. I would love for you to come and share this with us!

  19. This recipe is amazing! I’ve done it a lot of times and it’s always so good, besides it’s really easy. I just love it!

  20. I do love a cinnamon swirl bread! It takes some time but boys love it when I make it. Your bread looks so soft and fluffy! Gorgeous!
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  21. I love cinnamon bread! I will be trying this out soon!
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  22. Hi there,
    Just found this recipe via Pinterest… I don’t know much about baking and would love to try this bread…however, I’m vegan…can I replace the egg with anything? I know about the flax/chia egg but don’t think that’ll work here… Thanks!

  23. I’ve just gotten into making bread from scratch and don’t have the hang of it yet. I’ve made quite a few loaves that were not quite right. BUT, I made this recipe recently and it turned out perfect. It was exactly like a bread I bought from a bakery where I used to live. My kids couldn’t believe that I made this. Thanks for the great recipe, I can’t wait to make it again.

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