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Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Bread is homemade white bread with cinnamon sugar rolled into the dough.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Rising Time1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 2 loaves
Calories: 2415kcal



White Bread

  • 2 - .25 oz packages active dry yeast (or 1.5 TBS)
  • 3 TBS white sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups warm water
  • 3 TBS butter (melted)
  • 1 TBS salt
  • 6 1/2 cups all purpose white flour

For the cinnamon sugar filling:

  • 4 TBS butter (melted)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 TBS ground cinnamon


White Bread

  • In a large mixing bowl (a stand mixer is best if you have it) dissolve the yeast and sugar in warm water.
  • Add the melted butter into the mixture and stir it in.
  • Add in salt and 2 cups of flour to the yeast mixture. Stir till combined.
  • Add 1/2 cup of the flour at a time, while stirring slowly, combining thoroughly after each addition. Until you've added 6 cups of flour total.
  • Add more flour 1 TBS at a time as needed till the dough is pulls away from the sides of the bowl. (Mine needed 6 1/4 cups total)
  • After the dough pulls from the sides, knead it for 8 minutes.
  • Grease a bowl with oil.
  • Roll the dough into a ball and place it into the bowl. Brush top of the dough ball with oil too.
  • Cover with a towel or greased plastic wrap and set the bowl in a warm place, to let it rise.
  • Let the dough rise till doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  • Punch the dough down to remove the air.
  • Divide the dough into two equal halves.
  • Roll each loaf into a flat rectangle, about 9inches (as wide as the bread pan) and about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Rub the tops of each rectangle with melted butter.

For the cinnamon sugar filling:

  • Combine white sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the top of the butter.
  • Roll loaves up (like you would with cinnamon rolls).
  • Tuck the loose end of the bread into itself.
  • Place each loaf into a greased bread pan, with the end of the roll at the bottom.
  • Cover again and allow to rise for another 30 minutes till doubled, and dough reaches top of bread pan.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Lower temperature to 375 degrees. Bake bread for about 25 minutes, until the top is golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven, coat the tops of the loaves with melted butter. Return to oven to bake for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes.
  • Carefully remove from pan and allow to cool completely on a cooling rack.


Calories: 2415kcal | Carbohydrates: 448g | Protein: 56g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 3884mg | Potassium: 774mg | Fiber: 24g | Sugar: 119g | Vitamin A: 1242IU | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 20mg