Easy Cinnamon Swirl Bread Recipe

This quick and easy Cinnamon Swirl Bread tastes like cinnamon buns without all the work of kneading, rolling, or waiting for the yeast to rise. The sweet cinnamon topping and glaze make it over the top delicious I put it on my list of easy snack recipes for kids -and adults, too!

Cinnamon Swirl Bread sliced on a white platter sitting on a marble countertop.
Let’s make a yummy cinnamon swirl bread.

Let’s make a cinnamon swirl bread

Since it’s a quick bread, it’s also a great bread recipe for kids and only takes about 1 hour to make – including the baking time.

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Cinnamon Swirl Bread recipe ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need for this quick & easy recipe:

Cinnamon Swirl Topping

Glaze

directions to make cinnamon swirl bread recipe

Step 1

To begin, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2

Prepare the baking loaf pan by greasing it well or lining it with a sheet of parchment paper. My preferred method for baking loaves is definitely the parchment paper trick. It acts as a “handle” when trying to remove the loaf, and is so much easier than trying to get it to slide out!

Step 3

Start by mixing together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a medium bowl.

Step 4

In another bowl, mix together the egg, milk, vanilla, and plain yogurt. Add the liquid mixture to the flour mixture and stir together well.

Step 5

Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.

Step 6

Mix together the cinnamon, sugar, and milk.

Cinnamon swirl topping on the top of cinnamon roll bread batter in a white baking loaf pan.
Drop the cinnamon-sugar topping mixture onto the batter in small teaspoon-fulls.

Step 7

Drop the cinnamon-sugar mixture by teaspoonfuls onto the bread batter. 

A pan of cinnamon swirl bread batter with the cinnamon sugar topping swirled on the top.
Run a knife gently through the topping and batter to give it a swirled appearance.

Step 8

Using a knife, gently swirl the topping into the batter.

Step 9

Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Sliced cinnamon swirl bread on a plate with coffee cups sitting behind.
This cinnamon swirl bread is perfect for breakfast, snack time, or a coffee time treat.

Step 10

Let the bread rest a few minutes on the counter before removing it from the pan and placing it on a wire rack.

Step 11

Let it cool completely before adding the glaze.

Slices of cinnamon swirl bread on a white platter.
Slice and freeze this bread for an easy lunch snack or to have on hand for unexpected guests.

Step 12

To glaze, mix the powdered sugar and milk together and drizzle over the fully cooled bread.

How to store Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Just like Blueberry Lemon Loaf, this quick bread tastes even better the next day. It can be stored in a tightly sealed container on the countertop for up to 3 days – if the kids haven’t eaten it all by then!;)

It can also be covered in an airtight container or a plastic storage bag and be placed in the freezer.

It’s a great thing to have on hand for breakfast guests, snacks for lunches, or an afternoon coffee time.

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Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

This quick and easy Cinnamon Swirl Bread tastes like cinnamon buns without all the work of kneading, rolling, or waiting for yeast to rise. The sweet cinnamon topping and glaze makes it over the top delicious, and puts it on my list of  easy snack recipes for kids -and adults, too!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt

Cinnamon Swirl Topping

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare the baking loaf pan by greasing it well or lining it with a sheet of
    parchment paper.
  3. Start by mixing together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a medium bowl.
  4. In another bowl, mix together the egg, milk, vanilla, and plain yogurt.
  5. Add the liquid mixture to the flour mixture and stir together well.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  7. Mix together the cinnamon, sugar, and milk. Drop the cinnamon-sugar mixture by teaspoonfuls onto the bread batter.
  8. Using a knife, gently swirl the topping into the batter.
  9. Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Let the bread rest a few minutes on the counter before removing it from the pan and placing it on a wire rack.
  11. Let it cool completely before adding the glaze.
  12. To glaze, mix the powdered sugar and milk together and drizzle over the fully cooled bread.

Notes

My preferred method for baking loaves is definitely the parchment paper trick. It acts as a “handle” when trying to remove the loaf, and is so much easier that trying to get it to slide out!

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Did you make the cinnamon swirl bread? What did you think about it?

 

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