Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread

"This rich quick bread is a favorite with my family. I often give my husband a few slices to take with him on his commute to work, along with a tall travel mug of coffee."
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Ready In:
1 loaf




  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter, 1 cup sugar, and egg.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture alternately with the buttermilk.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and remaining 1/3 cup sugar.
  • Pour a third of the batter into a greased 8X4X2-inch loaf pan.
  • Sprinkle a third of the cinnamon sugar on top of batter.
  • Repeat layers twice.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

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  1. Really good! Doubled the recipe to make two loaves, also added 2 tsp of vanilla to the batter and reduced the sugar by 1/3 of a cup per loaf. After reading other reviews, made sure to grease the bottom of the pans really well and did not have any problems with sticking. Will definately make again!
  2. What a lovely bread. I made this today exactly (almost) as stated....I didn't have buttermilk so I mixed a tblsp. of vinegar into the milk and it turned out great. The cooking time was a bit longer (probably my oven) but the result was a very moist and delicious loaf. I know I will be making this again as it was very easy to put together and made my home smell heavenly !
  3. Killer cinnamon bread!! I did as another reviewer recommended, doubled the recipe and made it in a bundt pan. Then I brought it to work while it was still warm and everyone loved it! Mahalo for sharing!
  4. I make this almost every week for church. Everyone loves it and 7 loaves go very quickly. I find that tripling the batch will actually make 4 loaves (it's a bit much for an 8x4 pan). Also I didn't like how the top layer of cinnamon/sugar would flake off. My solution was to twist and drag a knife around to create swirls on the top. It work beautifully. Not only does the top cinnamon/sugar layer stay put, it also looks really beautiful. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!
  5. Have to say I was some what disappointed with this one (yes, I made it exactly as directed and I do have a lot of successful baking experience!). A lot of the reviews made it seem as it would be more like a coffee cake than a bread. Unfortunately, it was not. I would not compare this to Starbucks Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake either. Not even close. I would try the recipe again, but I think I would reduce the flour by 1/2 a cup and maybe add a 1/2 cup of sour cream for some additional moisture (to make it more like a coffee cake texture), and 1 tsp of vanilla for some additional flavor. It was not terrible (thus the 3 stars), but it could have been better. If I try the alterations and it works well, I will let y'all know! :-)


  1. This is awesome and so simple! I used 3/4 cup instead of one cup of sugar in the bread, and I used a 9x5 loaf pan. The crunchy top is delicious. Like others, I had some loose cinnamon sugar mix on the top when I took the pan out of the oven, so I sprayed the top with my misto (olive oil sprayer) and put it back in the oven for about two minutes to crust up the rest of the cinnamon sugar. I will definitely be making this on a regular basis!
  2. This was delicious! I omitted the buttermilk and the eggs to make it vegan. I replaced the buttermilk with plain soy yogurt and used an egg replacement for the egg. I also used Earth Balance buttery spread which is vegan.
  3. I made this in an 8x8 and could not get enough of it. I'm sad it's so high in calories! I used skim milk instead of buttermilk, and next time I may try a reduced fat margarine instead of butter. I'm sure it'll be ALMOST as delicious!!!


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