Cinnamon Bread

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The Best Cinnamon Bread recipe – delicious quick cinnamon bread that is simple, delicious, and smells amazing!

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The Best Easy Cinnamon Quick Bread

Try this fast and super easy cinnamon bread recipe – bursting with cinnamon flavor, and it’s sure to become one of your favorites! 

This quick and simple cinnamon bread can be eaten as-is or drizzled with icing for a delicious cinnamon roll taste. Try it toasted with your coffee, as a snack, or as the base for an amazing french toast! 

The sugar and cinnamon combo of this loaf adds warmth to every kitchen.

  • Great with apple, pumpkin, or peach butter – slather it on!
  • Serve it warm from the oven, or toast the next day.
  • We love making big batches and taking a loaf to a friend or neighbor – this bread makes a great gift!
  • Pour a tall glass of milk – it’s practically required to wash it all down!
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Perfect Cinnamon Bread

There are several things to really love about this bread. It’s a quick bread, which means it goes from the bowl to the oven. It’s so easy to make, you’ll add it to your regular baking rotation.

One of the advantages of this no-yeast recipe is that you don’t have to wait because there’s no rise time. 

No kneading in this easy recipe means less work.

The crumb of this bread is a little denser and less cake-like, and it’s bursting with that delicious cinnamon flavor.

Because of the ideal texture, this bread is great a base it is for an amazing bread pudding.

The leavening agents, eggs, and baking powder, give it a perfect domed top.

Consider drizzling this bread with frosting or glaze to get more on a cinnamon bun-like flavor.

Because this bread doesn’t contain nuts, my kids love it as a special treat tucked into their lunchboxes.

This bread is fabulous for breakfasts, pair it with a Israeli Cardamom Coffee, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa Bombs, or even as a french toast!

I also love it warm enough to melt butter on top.

This is a fun recipe to make with the kiddos, they love to help swirl the cinnamon topping into the batter.

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How To Make Cinnamon Bread

This bread couldn’t be easier – there are just 3 major steps – Mix, Swirl, and Bake.

Prepare Oven and Ingredients.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray a 9×5 loaf pan with baking spray, or line it with parchment paper and spray with baking spray, set aside.

Mix Batter.

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt until combined, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl cream together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar for 2 minutes until combined. Add the egg and mix it in. Add the buttermilk and vanilla, slowly stir it in until combined. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix it in until just combined, with no dry patches.

Next, add to the prepped loaf pan, and prepare the top.

  1. In a small bowl stir together the sugar and cinnamon.
  2. Add ½ of the batter to the pan and smooth it out.
  3. Add ? of the cinnamon mixture on top evenly.
  4. Add the remaining batter, smooth out the top.
  5. Add the remaining cinnamon sugar, swirl the top with a butter knife.

Bake.

  1. Bake for 40-45 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  2. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  3. Take the bread out of the pan and let it cool completely on a wire rack.
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Tips To Perfect Cinnamon Bread and FAQs

Measure flour by scooping lightly with your measuring cup and using a butter knife or other straight edge to scrape across the top.

When mixing the dry and wet ingredients, make sure not to overmix. Overmixing can make your bread tough and chewy.

Mixing to “just combined” also helps the wet ingredients retain air to keep your bread nice and fluffy.

This bread can stay up to three days in a sealed container at room temperature. 

Always make sure to preheat the oven to 350 degrees before starting this bread – since there’s no rise time this is a quick bread and will pop straight in the oven.

Grease a loaf pan with non-stick spray or butter and/or line it with parchment paper.

I like this loaf pan.

Hot tip: layering a sheet of parchment paper across the side of the pan gives you a nice little handle to lift your bread up with when it has cooled! Try it with a well prepped or nonstick loaf pan!

Cinnamon Bread Recipe FAQs

Can I make spice bread from cinnamon bread recipe?

You can also make this a spiced bread by adding a pinch of cloves, nutmeg, or allspice, or all three.

How long does cinnamon bread last?

Cinnamon bread can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days.

Why does this recipe call for eggs, butter, and milk at room temperature?

Many baking recipes call for eggs and dairy products to be added and mixed at room temperature.
The reason for this is two-fold:
First, eggs and dairy products are much easier to mix when they’re at room temperature than when they’re cold.
Imagine trying to mix butter straight from the refrigerator rather than butter that’s been allowed to warm up on the counter!

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Other Easy Breads You’ll Love

If you love this easy cinnamon quick bread recipe, be sure to check out our other delicious, simple breads that will get you baking up a smile!

Favorites like our The Best Easy Peanut Butter Bread, The Best Easy No Knead Bread, and The Best Easy Beer Bread Recipe are so simple and packed with SO much flavor, you’ll want to make them every day!

You can find our complete bread recipe index here.

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Cinnamon Bread

The Best Cinnamon Bread recipe – delicious quick cinnamon bread that is simple, delicious, and smells amazing!
Course Breads
Cuisine American
Keyword baking, bread, breakfast, cinnamon, quick bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 242kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Spray a 9×5 loaf pan with baking spray, or line it with parchment paper and spray with baking spray, set aside.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt until combined, set aside.
  • In a large bowl cream together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar for 2 minutes until combined.
  • Add the egg and mix it in. Add the buttermilk and vanilla, slowly stir it in until combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix it in until just combined, with no dry patches.
  • In a small bowl stir together the sugar and cinnamon. Add ½ of the batter to the pan and smooth it out.
  • Add ? of the cinnamon mixture on top evenly. Add the remaining batter, smooth out the top.
  • Add the remaining cinnamon sugar, swirl the top with a butter knife.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  • Take the bread out of the pan and let it cool completely on a wire rack.

Notes

You can also make this a spiced bread by adding a pinch of cloves, nutmeg, or allspice, or all three.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 208mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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