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Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

I saw this recipe on the Pioneer Woman’s site a long time ago and looked forward to making it. My daughter wanted to bake something with me, and since she LOVES cinnamon, I thought this would be the perfect time to finally make this bread. I used my bread machine for the first portion of this recipe but if you don’t have a bread machine, the Pioneer Woman’s site has step-by-step instructions. The bread was simple to make and my daughter had a lot of fun making it. It turned out so delicious and my daughter was extremely proud of her creation.

Cinnamon Swirl Bread:


  • 1 cup of warm milk
  • 6 tbsp of melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup of white sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 1/2 cups of flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

How to Make Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Place all ingredients in the bread machine in the order listed. Select the dough cycle and press start.

Once the bread machine stops (it was one and a half hours on my machine).

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Other Ingredients:
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp of softened butter for smearing

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Turn dough out onto a floured work surface. Roll into a neat rectangle no wider than the loaf pan you are using. Smear the dough with butter. Combine the brown sugar with the cinnamon and spread evenly over the butter-smeared dough.

Cinnamon Swirl BreadStarting at the far end, roll the dough toward you, keeping it tight and contained. Pinch the seam well to seal. Smear the loaf with a bit more butter then place the dough, seam side down, in a loaf pan that has been coated with cooking spray. Cover with a cloth and allow to rise until doubled in size, about 2 hours.

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 40 minutes on the middle rack in the oven. Remove from the pan and allow the bread to cool on a wire rack. Slice and slathered with butter. Enjoy.

Cinnamon Swirl Bread


Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net


Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Pioneer Woman

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  1. I love this bread Pam. and your daugther is really cute. Dear can I make this bread without a bread machine? I love how look! xgloria

  2. It looks so DAMN yummy! D: I want a momma like youuu! Or well.. my mom DOES bake.. but she's not as thorough and 'into it' as you are : D

  3. It's so encouraging to have your kids helping to create in the kitchen, and even better when they create something as beautiful as that bread!!!

  4. I love that this cinnamon bread recipe is sans raisins. I always end up picking them out, leaving little craters which could have been more nummy cinnamon bread.

    Also, I think I need to check out this Pioneer Woman chick. All of my college girlfriends seem to love her.

  5. Usually, I'm just lazy, and add copious amounts of cinnamon and raisins to my bread dough. This looks great!

  6. whether it's plain, toasted, or sopping with egg french toast batter, this is my favorite bread of all time. lovely swirl, pam!

  7. My kids would love to make this and eat this! Thanks for sharing!I also love that unlike the cinnamon bread you find in the supermarket, this has all natural ingredients!

  8. Mmm, this looks so perfect, I wish I had some of this in french toast form tomorrow for breakfast 🙂

  9. I made her recipe a few months ago and mine didn't turn out so great, it turned our more like a stollen…I will have to give it a try again, following both of your directions! 🙂 Hopefully it will be work this time! Yours looks amazing!

  10. I made this bread last week, and it came out wonderful! I added raisins, and the house smelled so wonderful as it was baking. My kids and husband loved it too!