Christmas Gift Idea | Easy Cinnamon Bread

I find inspiration virtually everywhere.  When I was shopping at Michael’s for something for Adalyn, I came across ceramic loaf pans for just $1 and knew they would be great for gifting my cinnamon bread.  They had the perfect shade of red and green and a great standard, white!

Christmas or hostess gift idea with easy cinnamon bread recipe
These adorable little loaves make great neighbor and teacher gifts – as well as breakfast for yourself. Enjoy alone or with a little butter. You definitely want to save a loaf for yourself!
Homemade Christmas gift idea with easy cinnamon bread recipe
I wrapped some of the loaves with parchment paper, baker’s twine and garnished with cinnamon sticks and others with ribbon.  A batch yields 6 mini-loaves, that’s a lot of happy friends! Because these are packaged within themselves, be sure to wipe the top of the baking dish with a wet paper towel to eliminate any residue from cooking spray. I love that I can make 6 gifts in just 10 minutes or easily double the batch for more!
Holiday or hostess gift idea with easy cinnamon bread recipe
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Christmas Gift Idea | Easy Cinnamon Bread
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Ingredients
  • 2 c sugar
  • 4 c flour
  • 2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 c milk
  • ⅔ c vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp & 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ⅔ c sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine sugar, flour, baking powder & salt. Set aside.
  3. Beat eggs, milk & oil.
  4. Gradually add dry mixture to wet until just moist.
  5. Grease baking dishes & pour mixture an inch below to the top to compensate for rise.
  6. Combine topping, spoon on each loaf and swirl in with a knife, leaving some on top.
  7. Bake 40 minutes.

Julie Blanner is the voice behind Coordinately Yours, a stylish lifestyle blog filled with do-it-yourself inspiration for effortless entertaining, home design and thoughtful gift-giving.

22 Comments

  • Reply November 29, 2012

    Terry

    I don’t think I’ve had cinnamon bread before but I am a huge cinnamon fan,..and come to think of it I’m a huge bread (any carbs really) fan as well. I’m sure this would be great. Love the little dishes!

  • Reply November 29, 2012

    Coordinately Yours

    Confession: 5 loaves are being gifted, 1 has been eaten.

  • Reply November 30, 2012

    Terry

    lol – perfect

  • Reply December 2, 2012

    Anonymous

    In the instructions it said 4c of sugar….is that really right?

    This bread sounds so good!
    Thanks for posting….
    Carol

  • Reply December 2, 2012

    Coordinately Yours

    4 c flour – 2 cups sugar, plus another 2/3 for the cinnamon mixture. It’s so moist-even a few days later.

  • Reply December 5, 2012

    Anonymous

    I knew I was going to bake bread for presants this year, thanks for the great ideas.

  • Reply December 6, 2012

    Julie Blanner

    Don’t forget to bake a loaf for yourself as well!

  • Reply December 6, 2012

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  • Reply April 5, 2013

    Anonymous

    Great idea!! I’m totally doing these for next Christmas as gifts to all of my neighbors. Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful ideas!
    - Debra Carlson

  • Reply April 5, 2013

    Julie Blanner

    Debra, we make this all the time for breakfast because it’s easy and delicious!

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  • Reply November 17, 2013

    Cari

    Might you know how I could turn this into a pumpkin bread recipe? I made this a few times now and it is delicious! I’ve been wanting a “tried-and-true” bread recipe that I can turn into a delicious pumpkin bread recipe somehow.

    • Reply November 17, 2013

      Julie

      I wish I did, however, I’m not a fan of pumpkin, so have never tried. I’m so glad you love this recipe as much as we do!

      • Reply November 18, 2013

        Cari

        No worries! I found something online that said to replace each egg with 1/4 cup of canned pumpkin puree, and use the equivalent of oil (so 2/3 cup of canned pumpkin for the 2/3 cup of oil). So it’d be 1 & 1/6 cup of pumpkin puree in place of the eggs and oil, or 1 cup, 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp. I’m going to try it today!!

        • Reply November 19, 2013

          Julie

          Let me know how it is!

  • Reply December 9, 2013

    Mindy

    I am far from a domestic diva so this may be a silly question…but is there a reason you didn’t just add the cinnamon/sugar combo to the dough itself instead of just sprinkling a layer of it in the middle when you put it in the pan? I’m thinking of making this for holiday gifts and giving it with a little jar of homemade apple butter :)

    • Reply December 9, 2013

      Julie

      Mindy, you could just mix it in, but it’s more flavorful in “stripes” from being swirled in. You will LOVE this!

  • Reply December 23, 2013

    Liz

    I love this recipe! I just made 4 loaves for my coworkers and 1 large one for my family – all turned out amazing! Thanks so much for sharing, I am so happy to have found this!

    • Reply December 24, 2013

      Julie

      Thanks for sharing, I’m glad you enjoyed it! Happy holidays!

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  • Reply March 21, 2014

    Yvonne (Bread Fun)

    Great idea for a Xmas Gift or a gift for anytime. A gift from the heart made by your hand full of “Love, Awesome and most of all Scrumptious”

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