Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Yeast Bread

READY IN: 2hrs 45mins
YIELD: 1 loaf




  • First, make sure your yeast is active: combine the water, tablespoon of sugar, and the yeast, stir, and set aside until you see it begin to foam. Your yeast is alive, so proceed.
  • Add the remaining ingredients except for 1/2 cup of the flour and those for the filling. Thoroughly combine your dough and knead using your preferred method: a bread machine "dough" setting, your trusty stand mixer, or your own hands. Whatever method you choose, you're done kneading when the dough is springy and smooth to the touch. If it's a bit sticky, add that reserved 1/2 cup of flour a bit at a time until the stickiness goes away. If it seems a bit dry/clumpy, you can add water by the tablespoon until the dough is more elastic.
  • Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap or a towel, then set aside to rise in a warm place for 60 minutes.
  • Prep your swirl filling by combining the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  • Make your swirl! Retrieve that risen dough, then roll it to a rectangular shape using a rolling pin. Spread the cinnamon-sugar over the rectangle leaving a thin border around all edges. Roll the bread up like a jelly roll to create the swirl, then tuck under the left and right sides to seal the edges.
  • Place the rolled dough seam-side down in a greased loaf pan and allow it to rise for another 60 minutes, or until the loaf rises above the lip of the loaf pan.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and bake the loaf for 45-55 minutes until done.