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Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

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Homemade bread is one of my favorite things to bake. Not only is it tasty, it also makes the house smell divine. Homemade bread is a great gift to give, or to take into the office or school to share. Cinnamon Swirl Bread is a favorite around here, and really easy to make. This recipe makes two loaves of bread with a cute and sweet cinnamon swirl in the center of each loaf. I have three ravenous high school teenage boys in the house, so they quickly & easily devour both loaves. If you aren’t feeding bottomless pits, then feel free to enjoy one loaf and share the second 🙂

Cinnamon Swirl BreadIn 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.

Cinnamon Swirl BreadIn 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.

Cinnamon Swirl BreadStir 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).

Cinnamon Swirl BreadPlace 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.

Cinnamon Swirl BreadIn a small bowl, mix the cinnamon and remaining ½ cup of sugar together. Set aside.

Cinnamon Swirl BreadPunch 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.

Cinnamon Swirl BreadSprinkle 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.

Cinnamon Swirl BreadPlace 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.

Cinnamon Swirl BreadBake the loaves at 350F degrees for 30 minutes, until golden brown on top.

Cinnamon Swirl BreadRemove the loaves from the pans to cool on cooling racks. Slice with a bread knife and serve with softened butter.

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Yield: 16

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) dry active yeast
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar divided
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 ½ cups bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

Instructions

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.

Notes

Makes 2 loaves; 16 servings.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 233Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 183mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 7g

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Mishelle G

Thursday 1st of July 2021

This looks so cool! As soon as this heat wave is over I'm going to try it. I love cinnamon swirl bread!!

Mishelle G

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