Copy Cat Great Harvest Cinnamon Burst Bread

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

A copycat recipe for Cinnamon Burst Bread. The light texture of the bread is wonderful. Cinnamon chips are hard to find, and the ones that I have found so far (Hershey's) do not duplicate the taste of the ones in the genuine GH bread. I found this recipe on a site that is now defunct so I am posting it here to share and for safe keeping.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 tablespoons yeast
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 34 cups warm water
  • 4 12 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 12 cups cinnamon baking chips
  • 11 -12 cups flour (I used a 50/50 split of bread and all purpose, you could also add some whole wheat)


  1. Combine 4 cups flour, yeast and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add water, eggs and oil, beat well until it has the consistencey of cake batter.
  3. Stir in salt, 7 more cups of flour. to bring the dough to a smooth, "bread dough" consistency.
  4. Knead in stand mixer with dough hook or by hand for 10 minutes.
  5. Add up to 1 more cup of flour if needed.
  6. Fold in cinnamon chips gently to avoid melting. *Alternately you could roll the divided dough into a rectangle and press the chips into the dough. Roll the dough up from the short side and tuck the ends under before placing in a greased loaf pan.
  7. Place dough in greased bowl, cover and let rise for one hour, or until doubled.
  8. Punch dough down and shape dough into four loaves.
  9. Allow to rise for another hour, or until doubled.
  10. Bake at 375 for about 30 minutes .
Most Helpful

This bread is very good; soft, moist. However, putting the cinnamon chips in before the 10 minute kneeding was a bit of a bread looks more like pumpkin bread then cinnamon burst. I did hand knead some additional chips in before I put the dough in the pans and those were great. Next time I will not add the chips until the bread has proofed the first time. (I used honey and butter instead of sugar and oil as suggested by another post; thank you!)

banyan1027 November 12, 2012

This is fantastic bread! And so easy!! Our family devoured both loaves in no time at all. Very addicting and satisfying! February 27, 2013

Although I have not tried this recipe, I know they used honey instead of sugar, butter instead of oil, and no use of eggs.
I look forward to trying your recipe :) and comparing to the original.
Thanks for the recipe!

Cakemama09 June 17, 2012