The Best Cinnamon Swirl Bread
I love this bread recipe!
This bread recipe was given to me by my grandmother who was famous for her bread. She made over a 1,000 loaves in her lifetime. I took her tried and true bread recipe and added a cinnamon twist. You are sure to love this Cinnamon Swirl Bread! It has a bit of a crusty outside with a soft bread inside.
Here is a picture of the original recipe written in her hand writing.
This bread recipe is simple with only 6 ingredients…
When you make this bread you add the wet ingredients to the flour and yeast. Then you mix off and on for 45 minutes. My five year old took pictures of me making the bread for you to enjoy!
You have to knead in the additional flour so I made a picture tutorial to show you how to knead bread dough.
Once the dough is kneaded and no longer sticky spread it or roll it out to match the width of the inside of the pan. Spread butter over the top and sprinkle with brown sugar, white sugar and cinnamon.
Roll up and sprinkle with sugar topping.
Easy clean up with a dough scraper. I love my dough scraper!
Here is the full Cinnamon Swirl Bread Recipe:
This recipe makes 4 loaves. So if you do not have enough loaf pans you may need to cut the recipe in half or in fourths. I would recommend making sure you have 4 loaf pans and you bake 4 loaves of bread! If you are going to go to the trouble of making 1 loaf of bread it is very little work to make 4! Plus if you can not eat 4 you can freeze some of it or take a loaf or two to a friend or neighbor. Chances are your family will devour most of it before you get a chance to do much of anything with it.
Variation for Wheat Bread:
To make wheat bread you simply replace the white flour with wheat flour. I like to do half and half. It keeps the bread a little lighter than a full wheat bread, but adds the whole grain and nutrition of wheat.
Breads for Thanksgiving:
P.S. We are sharing our bread recipes for Thanksgiving this week. My Thanksgiving table always has homemade potato rolls. I shared my recipe last year so you can check it out! But be careful because you can never eat just one!