Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Recipe by Suzie

My husband's favorite. 9x5x3 inch pan makes a mondo-big loaf. I prefer to make two smaller loaves with the one recipe, but it can be a tad involved. Big or small, this really is a nice bread with a bit of a coffee-cake texture and taste. Crispy top gives it a nice touch.

Top Review by HokiesMom

Perfecto in a bread pan!! I made 4 mini loaves so I could freeze some for breakfast treats later. Great texture with a punch of wonderful flavor with the cinnamon. Truly splendid and will be a bread I'll make again and again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream together shortening and sugar.
  2. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  3. Blend in sour cream and milk.
  4. Combine dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture.
  5. Spread 1/2 batter in greased 9x5x3 pan.
  6. Combine cinnamon mixture (1/4 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon and 1 1/2 teaspoons orange peel); sprinkle over batter, reserving 1 tablespoon.
  7. Top with remaining batter. Gently swirl with knife.
  8. Sprinkle with remaining tablespoon of cinnamon mixture.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

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