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Homemade Cinnamon Bread Recipe
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Resting Time:
1 hr 15 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 45 mins

Could there be anything better for fall? This homemade cinnamon bread recipe is soft, yeasty, and a little sweet. So delicious when toasted and buttered!

Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon bread
Servings: 12
Calories: 219 kcal
  1. Place the warm water in a large bowl, sprinkle the yeast on top and set aside for 5 minutes to allow the yeast to proof.
  2. Add the brown sugar, butter, 2 cups of the flour, and the salt, and beat on medium speed for 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in an additional 1 1/4 to 1 3/4 cups flour, until dough pulls away cleanly from the sides of the bowl.
  4. Knead on floured surface, adding 1/2 to 3/4 cup additional flour, until dough is smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.
  5. Place dough in large greased bowl, and cover loosely with plastic wrap. Let rise in warm place until doubled in size, 30 to 45 minutes.
  6. Lightly mist a 9×5-inch loaf pan with non-stick spray.
  7. Punch down the dough and roll it into a rectangle, about 9 inches on the short side and 1/4 inch thick.
  8. Brush with melted butter.
  9. Stir the granulated sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl, and sprinkle the mixture in an even layer all over the butter.
  10. Starting at the short side, roll into a tight log (like a cinnamon roll).
  11. Transfer to the prepared loaf pan, cover loosely with plastic wrap, and allow to rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
  12. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, uncover the dough, and bake the bread for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the loaf sounds hollow when lightly tapped.
Recipe Notes

*Instant yeast may be substituted.  Rise time may need to be reduced by 10 to 15 minutes.  You'll know your dough is done rising when it has doubled in volume.

For cinnamon raisin bread, sprinkle about 1/2 cup of raisins over the cinnamon sugar, before rolling the bread dough into a loaf.

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Nutrition Facts
Homemade Cinnamon Bread Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 219 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 149mg6%
Potassium 62mg2%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 155IU3%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.