Cinnamon Roll Bread

LAST UPDATED: May 12, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Oct 16, 2018 | By: Julie Blanner

Incredible cinnamon roll bread recipe that takes just 10 minutes to make with little effort and no yeast! It makes the best breakfast, dessert or gift.

Incredible cinnamon roll bread recipe that takes just 10 minutes to make with little effort and no yeast! It makes the best breakfast, dessert or gift.

Remember my easy cinnamon bread that is great for gifting? Well, I decided to make it in a 1.5-pound loaf pan and cover it with my favorite cinnamon roll icing to make a ridiculously delicious cinnamon roll bread.

I frequently receive questions asking how to make my cinnamon bread if you don’t want to divide it into 6 mini loaves and share with friends. Well, sometimes I don’t want to share either! I could easily devour half a loaf and never look back.

So, instead of just sharing how to bake one large loaf, I’m sharing how to turn it into cinnamon roll bread, because it’s just a couple of simple tweaks to make an incredible treat, perfect for brunch or dessert!

It’s my favorite way twist on a traditional cinnamon roll. The leaves make it great for everyone to choose the amount they want. Which means no more finding half-eaten cinnamon rolls left on the counter that have gone to waste.

It’s quick and easy to make requiring just 10 minutes hands on time and staple ingredients!

Easy cinnamon roll bread recipe in just 10 minutes!

Cinnamon Roll Bread Ingredients

  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Eggs
  • Milk – Use whatever you have on hand. Skim to Vitamin D works well, even Almond Milk to make it dairy free.
  • Vegetable Oil – Makes the bread incredibly moist. Substitute with canola oil, melted butter or melted coconut oil.
  • Cinnamon

Cinnamon Roll Icing

  • Butter – Salted or unsalted, completely up to you!
  • Powdered Sugar – Also known as confectioner’s sugar, it sweetens the icing while maintaining a smooth consistency. To make powdered sugar, pulse granulated sugar in a food processor until super fine and fluffy.
  • VanillaVanilla Extract adds a hint of flavor to the icing.
  • Milk – Use whatever you have on hand. You can add as little or much as you want to achieve the consistency you desire.

Variations

Swirl in

  • Raisins
  • Nuts
  • Toffee

You can top with Cream Cheese Glaze if you prefer.

Easy cinnamon roll bread recipe in just 10 minutes!

How to Make Cinnamon Roll Bread

  1. Prep – Preheat oven and grease baking dish.
  2. Combine dry ingredients.
  3. Beat wet ingredients.
  4. Combine – Gradually fold in dry mixture to wet until just moist.
  5. Make Topping – Combine topping, spoon on each loaf and swirl in (see more below)
  6. Bake – Bake and allow to cool.
  7. Make Icing – Combine cinnamon roll icing ingredients and pour over the top!
Easy cinnamon roll bread recipe in just 10 minutes!
Easy cinnamon roll bread recipe in just 10 minutes!

How to Make Cinnamon Roll Bread Swirls

I don’t put the cinnamon directly in the bread, but swirl it in, creating a super-moist bread that I liken to the cinnamon sugar mixture rolled between the dough in a cinnamon roll. I, of course, top it with a delicious icing that makes it beautiful and tasty.

The secret is in the swirl… Your technique here will be what determines if you end up with a picture perfect dessert, or something that little more like it belongs on an episode of Nailed It. Either way, you’ll come out with something delicious, but why not make it pretty too, if you can.

  1. Pour half the batter into a prepared loaf pan.
    Incredible cinnamon roll bread recipe in just 10 minutes!
  2. Next, coat the top with half of the cinnamon sugar mixture. Try to make sure it covers the whole surface evenly, but don’t worry too much if you have some holes, you’re going to swirl it later.
    Incredible cinnamon roll bread recipe in just 10 minutes!
  3. Take a knife are carefully drag it around to makes swirls in the mixture. Continue to do this until you get the desired swirl you would like. Don’t overswirl or the cinnamon sugar mixture will begin to settle into the batter.
    Incredible cinnamon roll bread recipe in just 10 minutes!

Tips

  • Don’t Overfill Your Loaf Pan – Fill 2/3 full to compensate for rise.
  • Use the Toothpick Test – Bake times vary based on your loaf pan size, material and oven. Insert a toothpick in the center. When it comes out clean, it’s done.

How to Store Quick Bread

  • Room Temperature – Store quick bread covered in saran wrap for up to 5 days.
  • Refrigerate – Up to 1 week in an airtight container.
  • Freeze – Wrap them tightly in heavy foil, saran wrap or place them in freezer bags (I like to do at least 2 to prevent freezer odors from seeping in), and freeze for up to 3 months. Bring to room temperature to serve. Glaze doesn’t freeze well, so glaze just before serving.

Baking Alternatives

  • Large Loaves – Don’t want 6 miniature loaves? You can also make this Sweet Bread recipe in 2 – 1 pound loaf pans or cut the recipe in half for just 1 loaf pan and bake 50 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test.
  • Make Muffins – If you prefer to make them into muffins, just grease miniature muffin tins and fill each to 2/3 full. Bake 12 minutes.
  • Make it Ornate – Alternatively, you can also bake it in an ornate loaf pan with the same minimal effort!

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Incredible cinnamon roll bread recipe in just 10 minutes!

I can’t wait for all of you to try my cinnamon roll bread recipe! This versatile recipe is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or a mid-day snack. Plus, it makes an even better gift if you make a batch of mini loaves (see my cinnamon bread recipe for mini loaf instructions), to give out around the holidays.

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Incredibly moist cinnamon roll bread recipe in just 10 minutes!

Cinnamon Roll Bread Recipe

Julie Blanner
Incredible cinnamon roll bread recipe that takes just 10 minutes to make with little effort and no yeast! It makes the best breakfast, dessert or gift.
4.88 from 16 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 342 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

SWIRL IN

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup sugar

TOPPING

  • 4 tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons (or until desired consistency) milk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 1.5 poun loaf pan.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine sugar, flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Beat in eggs, milk and oil until just moist.
  • In a separate bowl, combine cinnamon and sugar.
  • Pour half of bread batter in loaf pan. Top with half of cinnamon sugar mixture. Swirl in using a knife or a spatula.
  • Pour remaining mixture on top (pan should only be ¾ full), top with remaining cinnamon sugar and swirl with a knife or spatula.
  • Bake 1 hour or until a toothpick entered into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool 10 minutes before removing from loaf pan.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and milk. Drizzle over bread.

Notes

Substitutions

  • Vegetable Oil – Makes the bread incredibly moist. Substitute with canola oil, melted butter or melted coconut oil.
  • Butter – Salted or unsalted.
  • Powdered Sugar – Also known as confectioner’s sugar, it sweetens the icing while maintaining a smooth consistency. To make powdered sugar, pulse granulated sugar in a food processor until super fine and fluffy.
  • Milk – Use whatever you have on hand. You can add as little or much as you want to achieve the consistency you desire.

How to Store Quick Bread

  • Room Temperature – Store quick bread covered in saran wrap for up to 5 days.
  • Refrigerate – Up to 1 week in an airtight container.
  • Freeze – Wrap them tightly in heavy foil, saran wrap or place them in freezer bags (I like to do at least 2 to prevent freezer odors from seeping in), and freeze for up to 3 months. Bring to room temperature to serve. Glaze doesn’t freeze well, so glaze just before serving.

Baking Alternatives

  • Large Loaves – Don’t want 6 miniature loaves? You can also make this Sweet Bread recipe in 2 – 1 pound loaf pans or cut the recipe in half for just 1 loaf pan and bake 50 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test.
  • Make Muffins – If you prefer to make them into muffins, just grease miniature muffin tins and fill each to 2/3 full. Bake 12 minutes.
  • Make it Ornate – Alternatively, you can also bake it in an ornate loaf pan with the same minimal effort!

Variations

Swirl in
  • Raisins
  • Nuts
  • Toffee
You can top with Cream Cheese Glaze if you prefer.

Nutrition

Calories:342kcalCarbohydrates:60gProtein:3gFat:11gSaturated Fat:8gCholesterol:25mgSodium:146mgPotassium:158mgFiber:1gSugar:43gVitamin A:175IUCalcium:78mgIron:1mg
Keywords cinnamon roll bread, cinnamon swirl bread
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