Cinnamon Swirl Bread

This delicious Cinnamon Swirl Bread is super easy to make and needs only a handful of ingredients. Great with Coffee or as a Dessert.

cinnamon swirl bread

There’s nothing better than a slice of this Cinnamon Swirl Bread with your morning coffee. Actually, this bread is so good you can eat it all day long!

cinnamon swirl bread

One of the things I love about making “quick” bread recipes like this one is just how quick they are to make. Pun intended.

Since there is no yeast involved, there’s no need to rise and proof the dough before baking which means this cinnamon swirl bread is ready in about 1 hour!

cinnamon swirl bread

The batter for this bread recipe is thicker than your typical cake batter. You might not be able to “pour” the batter into the loaf pan without using a baking spatula or a spoon.

If you have a hard time creating the swirls because of how thick it is, I suggest running your knife under hot water or spraying it with a cooking spray which should help some.

cinnamon swirl bread

Just like most recipes like this one, the glaze is totally optional. My wife loves the glaze on this cinnamon bread but I prefer it without.

I’m including the ingredients and method in case you are one of those who like a sweet glaze on their cinnamon bread.

cinnamon swirl bread

If you don’t have Buttermilk on hand, you can use this trick as a substitute: Add one tablespoon of lemon juice to a measuring cup. Add milk and fill to the 1 cup measurement line. Stir the mixture together and let sit for 5 minutes.

cultured buttermilk blend

Another option is to use a cultured buttermilk blend. All you need to do is add water. I was very skeptical at first but in a pinch it works great!

You will need the following ingredients to make this Cinnamon Swirl Bread recipe (see recipe card for quantities): All Purpose Flour, White Sugar, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Salt, Buttermilk, Eggs, Canola Oil, Ground Cinnamon, Powdered Sugar and Milk.

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine all purpose flour, 1 cup sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, combine the buttermilk, egg and oil. Add to dry ingredients and mix until moistened.
  3. In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and the remaining sugar. Grease a 9×5 loaf pan. Pour half of the batter into the pan. Sprinkle with half of the cinnamon sugar mixture. Carefully spread with the remaining batter and then sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon sugar. Cut through batter with a knife to swirl.
  4. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar and milk to reach the desired consistency and drizzle over the cooled bread loaf.

Printable Recipe Card

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

This delicious Cinnamon Swirl Bread is super easy to make and needs only a handful of ingredients. Great with Coffee or as a Dessert.
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course Bread Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 8 slices
Calories 340 kcal

Equipment

  • Loaf Pan

Ingredients
 

  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 ¼ Cups White Sugar, divided
  • ½ Tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ Tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Egg
  • ¼ Cup Canola Oil
  • ½ Tbsp Ground Cinnamon
Glaze
  • ¼ Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 ½ Tsp Milk, more if needed

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine all purpose flour, 1 cup sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, combine the buttermilk, egg and oil. Add to dry ingredients and mix until moistened.
  • In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and the remaining sugar. Grease a 9×5 loaf pan. Pour half of the batter into the pan. Sprinkle with half of the cinnamon sugar mixture. Carefully spread with the remaining batter and then sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon sugar. Cut through batter with a knife to swirl.
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. If the top of the loaf starts to brown too quickly, tent it with a piece of aluminum foil.
  • Cool for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar and milk to reach desired consistency and drizzle over the cooled bread loaf.

Nutrition

Calories: 340kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 5gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 255mgPotassium: 111mgFiber: 1gSugar: 36gVitamin A: 82IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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2 Comments

  1. Doug says:

    nice looking loaf! very tasty

    I’m looking for a yeast cinnamon bread (like Greenlee’s Cinnamon Loaf). Almost impossible to get now, even at whole foods.

    Any suggestions?

  2. Sharon says:

    This bread is very easy to make and is so delicious. Gave half of the loaf to a neighbor who then made it for her family. It is so moist and even after a couple of days it was still moist. I Wrapped the unused portions in foil to keep it fresh. A keeper for sure.