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Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Baked until golden and full of flavor this Cinnamon Swirl Bread is a fun and tasty recipe that is perfect for your mornings with a cup of coffee.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Rising Time:1 hour
Total Time2 hours 20 minutes
Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 14 slices
Calories: 180kcal


  • 2 ¼ teaspoons active dry yeast 1 package
  • ¾ cup warm water
  • ½ cup warm milk
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon salted butter softened
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon melted salted butter to brush on top before baking.


  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 Tablespoon water


  • Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan. Dissolve the yeast in warm water. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Combine dissolved yeast mixture, warm milk, sugar, 1 Tablespoon salted butter, 3 cups of flour, and salt. (If you have a dough hook with a stand mixer, you may use this to stir the dough. If not, I recommend using a large bowl and a heavy wooden spoon)
  • Gradually add in the remaining cup of flour.
  • When the dough starts to form a ball, remove it to a lightly floured surface. Knead the dough for 5 to 10 minutes, until it is smooth and elastic.
  • Form the dough into a large ball and place it into a greased bowl. Turn it over so that all of the dough is coated with oil. Cover the loaf with plastic wrap, or a damp towel. Place the in a warm spot, not too hot and no drafts. Allow it to rise for about an hour, or until doubled in size.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. While the dough is rising mix together the filling ingredients. In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Press or roll the dough into a 16 X 8-inch rectangle.
  • Brush the rectangle of dough with a thin layer of egg wash.
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture over the dough.
  • Start rolling up from one of the short sides (one of the 8-inch sides). Roll fairly tightly.
  • Place the loaf into the prepared loaf pan. Slash the top of the loaf with a sharp knife (I did 3 slashes, in a row across the top, about ¼ inch deep). Brush the loaf with 1 Tablespoon melted butter.
  • Bake for 40 minutes on the lowest rack of the oven, check for doneness. It should sound hollow when you knock on it. If needed, then bake for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove the loaf from the oven. Allow it to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then remove the loaf from the pan and allow it to cool completely before slicing.


Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 192mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 82IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 2mg