Cinnamon swirl bread recipe

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Homemade Cinnamon Bread is an easy trắng bread recipe full of cinnamon sugar! This bread is better than buying store bought cinnamon swirl bread – it’s fresh và SO GOOD.

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If you’re loving making homemade bread, then give this cinnamon bread a try – you can even địa chỉ raisins if you want!


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This post was originally sponsored by Fleischmann’s Yeast®.

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My Cinnamon Bread Recipe is EASY

I used khổng lồ be scared of making bread until I discovered my easy homemade trắng bread recipe. Now I make it all the time!

Once I got over my fears, making bread became one of my favorite things to lớn do. If you’re a beginner bread maker or are scared of yeast & baking your own bread, don’t be. I’m going lớn show you step-by-step how EASY it is lớn make your own bread at home.

(If I’m being honest; one of my fears about making homemade bread was that it’s SO EASY to bởi vì I’ll make it all the time và then eat loaves và loaves of warm crusty carbs. Spoiler alert: #TRUTH)

Make your own cinnamon swirl bread & you never have khổng lồ buy store bought again!

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What kind of yeast is best to lớn make bread?

Working with yeast is very easy, especially when you use Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Yeast. That little yeast packet knocks both of my fears out of the water.

Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Yeast is INSTANT yeast và is easier khổng lồ use because you don’t need khổng lồ proof it: you just mix it into the dry ingredients. Proofing yeast is what always has scared me about it but by usinginstant yeast, that fear is gone.

The other reason I lượt thích this yeast? The term “Rapid Rise” is true; there are only two rising periods but they only total an hour. You give the dough a 10 minute rest and then let it rise 45 minutes before baking; making homemade cinnamon bread is no longer an all day affair.


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What ingredients are used to make homemade bread?

Rapid Rise Yeast: Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Yeast is the one I recommend. You can use any kind of instant yeast.

Making bread with active dry yeast is a different recipe, but if you want khổng lồ make cinnamon bread in a bread machine, you can use this same recipe using bread machine yeast.

Milk and Water: these are the liquids you’ll use lớn make the bread. Milk is used lớn enrich the dough and give it the creamy color, plus for flavor.

Butter: bread needs fat khổng lồ be soft and moist & using butter adds flavor.

Salt: for flavor – it’s necessary to showroom at least some salt to lớn the recipe.

All-Purpose Flour: this recipe was written using AP flour

Cinnamon: for the filling


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How to lớn make Homemade Cinnamon Bread

1. Dry Ingredients: Whisk the yeast with some of the flour, sugar, and salt.

2. Wet Ingredients: You’re going to địa chỉ milk, water và butter to lớn a microwave safe measuring cup or bowl. Then heat that in the microwave in 15 second increments until it’s very warm (think hot bathwater).

I highly recommend an instant-read thermometer when working with yeast. It helps take the guesswork out!

Heat the milk mixture to between 120°-130°F, or very warm if you’re going by touch. (The butter may not melt all the way.)


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3. Mix: Once you have the milk hot enough, showroom it lớn the dry ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer.

4. Mix, adding more flour: phối the dough adding more flour until it forms a shaggy dough. If you’re using a stand mixer, continue mixing khổng lồ knead the dough into a smooth dough.

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5. Knead: Turn the dough onto a floured surface & knead the dough, working it back and forth, until it forms a ball that springs back when touched with two fingers.


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6. Rest: Let the dough rest for just 10 minutes.

Do you have lớn use a stand mixer?

No, but it helps. If you’re using a stand mixer, you’re going khổng lồ beat it for 2 minutes, then địa chỉ more flour, phối for 2 more minutes, then địa chỉ more flour until it becomes a ball. Using a stand mixer also helps with kneading; you’ll only need khổng lồ knead this bread for about 6-8 minutes.

If you don’t have a stand mixer, don’t worry. Set it with a hand mixer or by hand until you can’t anymore, then knead it, adding flour, until it forms a ball that springs back when pressed with two fingers.

How bởi vì you size cinnamon bread?

This bread recipe makes two loaves, so cut the dough in half.


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Simply roll out your dough into a rectangle. Then brush with melted butter.


Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

If you want khổng lồ make cinnamon raisin bread, now is the time to lớn sprinkle about 1 cup of raisins in the middle of the dough.


Tightly roll up the dough & place each piece in a bread pan that’s been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Be sure to lace it seam side down in the pan.


Cover it & let it rise about 45 minutes. It’ll about double in size.

Put the loaves in a warm place for rising. I like to preheat my oven và place the pans on the đứng đầu of the stove.

Preheat your oven và place the pans on đứng top of the stove khổng lồ rise!

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Then simply bake until golden brown. You bởi need lớn wait at least 5-10 minutes before removing the bread from the pan…and resist the urge to cut it too soon.

Serving Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Warm cinnamon bread is the perfect breakfast with or without melted butter on top. We didn’t even need it toasted; just warm from the oven.

Feel không tính phí to toast the bread và top it with butter or eat it plain. We also lượt thích it with peanut butter.

Have leftovers? Make French Toast with it!

Luckily, we had a friend to lớn give one loaf too. The other one didn’t last the day!

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Making homemade bread is so simple, you’ll be doing it in no time.

Expert Cinnamon Bread Tips

Just let it rise until it’s double in kích cỡ – not longer or it might overproof.Leftover Cinnamon Swirl Bread is perfect for French ToastYou can divide the recipe in half & make just one loaf easily!Just let it rise until it’s double in size – not longer or it might overproof.Leftover Cinnamon Swirl Bread is perfect for French ToastYou can divide the recipe in half và make just one loaf easily!

Cinnamon Bread Recipe FAQ


Why does my cinnamon bread separate?

If you slice it & the rings separate it’s because it wasn’t rolled tight enough. The tighter the roll the better it sticks together. This comes with practice!


What makes bread moist và fluffy?

The rising of the yeast forms the gluten khổng lồ make a fluffy bread.


Can I make this bread dairy free?

I have not tested this with nondairy milk & butter but I have made other similar recipes with it. I think that using nondairy butter sticks and nondairy milk will work just fine.