Homemade Cinnamon Swirl Bread Recipe

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Looking for a simple cinnamon swirl bread recipe? This recipe is easy to make and tastes amazing. Since it makes 2 loaves of bread, eat one now and freeze the other to have homemade bread whenever you want.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon swirl Bread
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 261kcal


  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce eacdry active yeast
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar divided
  • 1/3 cup warm water approximately 110F degrees
  • 1 cup whole milk warmed to approximately 110F degrees
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 ½ cups bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon


  • In a small bowl, mix together the yeast and warm water with 1 tablespoon of the sugar. Set aside for 5 minutes until the yeast is frothy.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the yeast mixture, 1/2 cup of the sugar, warmed milk, eggs, butter, salt, and 3 cups of the flour, then beat on medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.
  • Stir in the remaining flour ½ cup at a time until a soft dough forms. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic (about 5 minutes).
  • Place the dough in a large greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled about 1-2 hours.
  • In a small bowl, mix the cinnamon and remaining ½ cup of sugar together. Set aside.
  • Punch down the dough then turn onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Divide the dough in half and roll each portion into an 18×8-inch rectangle. Sprinkle each rectangle evenly with the cinnamon-sugar mixture, leaving a 1/2 inch border around the edges with no cinnamon sugar. Roll up the dough jelly-roll style, forming an 8-inch long log.
  • Place the loaves in two greased 9×5 inch loaf pans, seam side down. Cover with kitchen towels and let rise in a warm place until doubled about 1-1/2 hours.
  • Bake the loaves at 350F degrees for 30 minutes, until golden brown on top.
  • Remove the loaves from the pans to cool on cooling racks. Slice with a bread knife and serve with softened butter.


10 Weight Watchers SmartPorts per serving


Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 199mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 0.6mg