Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Bread is so easy to make without yeast and has a delicious cinnamon sugar swirl inside. This moist Cinnamon Bread is perfect for the holidays and makes a delicious breakfast or afternoon snack!

We love everything cinnamon-spiced during the colder months like our Apple Cinnamon Bread and these Easy Cinnamon Candied Almonds.

Cinnamon Swirl Bread RecipeCinnamon Swirl Bread

This Cinnamon Bread is so easy to make from scratch and will make your whole house smell amazing! It bakes up into a melt-in-your-mouth tender quick bread with a generous cinnamon swirl inside and a thin, crunchy cinnamon-sugar crust on top. This simple cinnamon bread tastes delicious with a big cup of coffee on a cold morning for breakfast but also makes a great afternoon snack.

Making a quick bread from scratch is so easy and quick and much simpler than making a yeasted bread. It takes only a few minutes to throw together and can be made in under an hour from start to finish. It has a tender, soft texture and keeps moist and fresh for days! You can make it a day or two in advance because this bread tastes even better on the next day. The cinnamon flavour tends to get more intense over time!


This easy quick bread recipe is made with simple ingredients that you probably have on hand but tastes so delicious. It is a holiday favourite in our family and always gone in seconds!

Homemade Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread

Tips on how to make the BEST Homemade Cinnamon Bread

  • Measure the flour correctly for the best result. Spoon it into a measuring cup and level it with the back of a knife!
  • If your cinnamon is not as potent and your a cinnamon fan you can increase the amount to 3 tsp for a more intense flavour
  • To get a cinnamon swirl you have to draw a knife through the batter but don’t mix it too much or you won’t get a distinguished swirl
  • Every oven is different so make sure to check the bread for doneness with a skewer
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and let sit overnight before slicing for the best flavour
  • This bread keeps fresh for up to 5 days stored tightly wrapped in plastic wrap at room temperature
  • Don’t store it in the fridge! It will dry out if it is stored in a cold environment
  • You can freeze this Cinnamon Bread for up to 3 months tightly wrapped in plastic wrap. Defrost on the counter overnight

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Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Bread is so easy to make without yeast and has a delicious cinnamon sugar swirl inside. This moist Cinnamon Bread is perfect for the holidays and makes a delicious breakfast or afternoon snack!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Baking
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 285kcal
Author: Julia


For the Cinnamon Swirl:

  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

For the Quick Bread:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease and flour a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  • In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, white sugar, and brown sugar.
  • In a large bowl combine milk, egg, and vegetable oil. Whisk until smooth then add the flour mixture to the bowl and stir until just moistened.
  • Pour half the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle half of the cinnamon sugar mixture on top. Pour remaining batter on top and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture. Use a knife and draw it through the batter to marble it.
  • Bake for 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 215mg | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 1.3% | Calcium: 10.8% | Iron: 8.4%
Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Swirl Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 285 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 139mg 6%
Potassium 215mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 49g 16%
Sugars 29g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 1.3%
Calcium 10.8%
Iron 8.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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Cinnamon Swirl Bread is so easy to make without yeast and has a delicious cinnamon sugar swirl inside and a crunchy cinnamon sugar crust on top. This moist homemade Cinnamon Bread tastes delicious for breakfast but also makes a great afternoon snack! A quick bread that's perfect for the holidays and keeps fresh for days. #cinnamon #cinnamonswirlbread #cinnamonbread #quickbread #holidaybaking #recipe


  • Linda

    I love quick breads and this one looks like one I need to make ASAP! This one reminds me of a danish with it’s cinnamon swirl so that means dessert for breakfast. Right?! 🙂

  • Peggy

    I made this tonight. It smelled great and my husband and I couldn’t wait to try it. We both agreed it’s good, but it seems to be missing something. If I made it again I would add more apples &/or spices.

    • Julia

      Hi Peggy, great that you and your husband liked it! I’m not really sure what you mean by “more apples” because this recipe doesn’t have any apples in it and the only spice in this Cinnamon Swirl Bread is cinnamon. Did you perhaps make a different recipe? – Julia

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