Do you love the comforting aroma of freshly baked bread wafting through your home? Are you a fan of the warm, cozy flavor of cinnamon? If so, you’re going to LOVE my easy cinnamon bread! Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a beginner in the kitchen, this simple and delicious cinnamon bread recipe will have you savoring every bite.

This quick and easy cinnamon bread recipe is sweet, moist and swirled with flavor!

What is Cinnamon Bread?

Cinnamon bread is a delightful baked treat that combines the soft, moist texture of bread with the warm, aromatic flavor of cinnamon. It’s perfect for breakfast, brunch, or as a tasty snack. This bread is often characterized by its beautiful swirls of cinnamon and sugar that run through the loaf, giving it a lovely visual appeal and an irresistible taste.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Before we dive into the step-by-step instructions, let’s gather all the ingredients we need. Here’s what you’ll need for this cinnamon bread recipe:

For the Cinnamon Bread:

  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
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For the Cinnamon Swirl:

  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Now that we have all the ingredients ready, let’s move on to the instructions.

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How to Make Cinnamon Bread

Step 1: Preheat the Oven

Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius). This ensures that your Cinnamon Bread bakes evenly and rises beautifully.

Step 2: Prepare the Loaf Pans

Next, prepare two 9×5-inch loaf pans by spraying them generously with nonstick cooking spray. This prevents the bread from sticking to the pans and makes it easier to remove once baked.

Step 3: Mixing the Wet Ingredients

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the vegetable oil, granulated sugar, eggs, and buttermilk. This mixture forms the base of your Cinnamon Bread and provides moisture and sweetness to the bread.

Step 4: Combine the Dry Ingredients

In a separate bowl, stir together the all-purpose flour and baking soda. This dry ingredient mixture will be gradually incorporated into the wet ingredients to form the bread dough.

Step 5: Blend Wet and Dry Ingredients

Add the dry ingredient mixture to the wet mixture and stir with a wooden spoon just until blended. It’s important not to overmix; simply combine the ingredients until no streaks of flour remain. This will ensure a tender and moist bread.

Step 6: Layering the Batter

Now, it’s time to create those beautiful cinnamon swirls. Pour approximately 1 cup of the bread batter into the bottom of each prepared loaf pan. This serves as the base layer for the cinnamon swirl.

Step 7: Prepare the Cinnamon Swirl

In a small bowl, combine the granulated sugar, cinnamon, and salt. This mixture will infuse your bread with that wonderful cinnamon flavor. Sprinkle half of the cinnamon mixture over the batter in each pan.

Step 8: Create the Cinnamon Bread Swirl

Using a spatula, carefully spread the remaining batter over the cinnamon mixture in each pan, adding approximately 1 cup of batter to each pan. To create the swirl effect, take a knife or a wooden chopstick and gently drag it through the batter from one end to the other. This action creates the signature cinnamon swirls that make this bread so visually appealing.

Step 9: Bake to Perfection

Place the prepared pans in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. The baking time may vary slightly depending on your oven, so keep an eye on it.

This quick and easy cinnamon bread recipe is sweet, moist and swirled with flavor!

Step 10: Cool and Slice

Once your bread is done baking, remove the pans from the oven and let them cool for about 10 minutes. Afterward, carefully remove the bread from the pans and place them on a wire rack to cool completely. Slicing the bread is much easier when it’s cool, and it allows the flavors to settle.

Enjoy Your Homemade Cinnamon Bread

Congratulations! You’ve successfully baked a delicious homemade bread. The combination of the soft, moist bread and the sweet, aromatic cinnamon swirls is simply irresistible. Whether you enjoy it toasted with butter for breakfast, as a delightful afternoon snack, or as a dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, your cinnamon bread is sure to be a hit.

Tips and Tricks for Perfect Cinnamon Bread

  • Fresh Ingredients: Use fresh and high-quality ingredients for the best results. This includes fresh eggs, buttermilk, and good-quality cinnamon.
  • Don’t Overmix: When combining the wet and dry ingredients, avoid overmixing the batter. Overmixing can result in a tougher texture.
  • Even Swirls: Take your time when creating the cinnamon swirls to ensure even distribution throughout the bread.
  • Cooling Time: Allow the bread to cool completely before slicing. This helps the flavors to meld and the bread to set properly.
  • Storage: To keep your Cinnamon Bread fresh, store it in an airtight container or wrapped in plastic wrap at room temperature for a few days. You can also freeze it for longer storage.
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Cinnamon Bread Variations

While this classic Cinnamon Bread recipe is a beloved favorite, there are endless variations you can explore:

  • Raisin Cinnamon Bread: Add a cup of raisins to the batter for a sweet and chewy twist.
  • Nutty Cinnamon Bread: Incorporate chopped nuts, such as walnuts or pecans, into the batter for some added crunch.
  • Cream Cheese Swirl: Create a decadent cream cheese swirl by blending cream cheese, sugar, and a touch of vanilla and layering it between the bread batter.

Wrapping Up

Cinnamon bread is a delightful homemade treat that’s easy to make and perfect for sharing with family and friends. Whether you’re an experienced baker or a beginner, this recipe is sure to please your taste buds and fill your home with the warm aroma of cinnamon.

So, why wait? Gather your ingredients, preheat that oven, and start baking your own delicious bread today. Your kitchen will be filled with joy, and your taste buds will thank you for it! Enjoy your homemade cinnamon bread, and happy baking!

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This quick and easy cinnamon bread recipe is sweet, moist and swirled with flavor!

Cinnamon Bread

Yield: 2 9x5 loaves of bread
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

This quick and easy bread recipe is swirled with cinnamony goodness!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

For the swirl

  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 (9x5-inch) loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the oil, sugar, eggs and the buttermilk. In another bowl stir together the flour and the baking soda.  Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and stir with a wooden spoon just until blended.
  3. Pour approximately 1 cup of batter into the bottom of each pan.
  4. In a small bowl combine the ½ cup of sugar, cinnamon and the salt. Sprinkle half of the cinnamon mixture over the batter in each pan. Using a spatula carefully spread the remaining batter over the cinnamon mixture, approximately 1 cup each. Using a knife or a wooden chopstick, swirl through the batter from one end to the other.
  5. Bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes, then remove from the pans and place on a wire rack. Cool completely before slicing.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 255Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 233mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 1gSugar: 26gProtein: 4g