Cinnamon Swirl Orange Bread

READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
Recipe by Engrossed

From Taste of Home. My Aunt has been making this for years. One of her sons requests it for his "Birthday Cake". It is wonderfully fragrant and yummy toasted with butter.

Top Review by Arianna George

Absolutely yummy bread!! I put dried cranberries and chopped pecans along with the sugar and cinnamon before rolling. Made great Christmas gifts! Thanks for the recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve yeast in water.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine milk, orange juice, sugar, shortening, peel and salt.
  3. Add 2 cups flour, yeast mixture and egg; mix well.
  4. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 8-10 minutes.
  5. Place in greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/4 hours.
  6. Punch dough down and divide in half. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  7. Roll each half into 15-in. x 7-in. rectangle.
  8. For filling, combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over rectangle. Sprinkle each with 1 teaspoon water.
  9. Roll up, jelly-roll style, starting with a short end. Seal edges.
  10. Place with sealed edge down in two greased 8-in. x 4-in. x 2-in. loaf pans.
  11. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  12. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
  13. Remove from pan and cool on wire racks.
  14. Combine glaze ingredients; spread over loaves.

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