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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 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Baking
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 285kcal


For the Cinnamon Swirl:

  • cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

For the Quick Bread:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • 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, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract. 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.


  • 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 you're a cinnamon fan you can increase the amount to 3 teaspoons for a more intense flavor
  • 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 flavor
  • This bread keeps fresh for up to 5 days stored in an airtight container 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


Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 215mg | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 1.5mg