Cinnamon Swirl Bread

READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
Recipe by Mimi in Maine

This is the most delicious cinnamon yeast bread ever. It makes yummy toast and you'll have more than one piece. If you want a Cinnamon Swirl Orange Bread (which is also good) see the note at the end of the recipe.

Top Review by Curlee

Fantastic bread worth more than 5 stars. Will make this often. I made the dough for one loaf in my bread machine and then baked in the oven for 35 minutes. Also I changed the filling and used 1/3 cup brown sugar and almost a whole tablespoon of cinnamon for one loaf and I forgot to sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of water. Delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl soften and proof the yeast in the warm water.
  2. In a saucepan combine the milk, sugar, butter, and salt; cool to lukewarm.
  3. Add 3 cups flour and mix well.
  4. Stir in the yeast and eggs; beat well.
  5. Add enough of the remaining flour to make a soft dough.
  6. Turn out on lightly floured surface and knead 100 times.
  7. Place in lightly grease bowl; cover with cloth or plastic wrap and let rise till double (about 1 1/2 to 2 hours).
  8. Punch down and divide dough in half; cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  9. Roll each half into a 15x7 rectangle, about 1/2" thick.
  10. Mix the sugar and cinnamon for the filling together.
  11. Spread each rectangle with soft butter and then sprinkle the filling on each.
  12. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of water over each and spread with spatula.
  13. Roll up as for a jelly roll beginning with narrow side; seal the long edge.
  14. Place sealed side down in two greased pans.
  15. Rise till almost double (45-60 minutes).
  16. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 35-40 minutes or till done.
  17. If it browns too much, cover with foil the last 15 minutes or so.
  18. NOTE: If you want an Orange bread substitute the following--1 1/4 cups milk and 3/4 cup orange juice for the 2 cups milk; and add 1 tablespoon grated orange rind.

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