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Cinnamon Bread Recipe

A Cinnamon Bread recipe made with staple ingredients in just a few minutes. This Christmas Bread is perfect for breakfast, snacks and gifting to friends, neighbors and co-workers!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 48
Calories 117kcal
Author Julie Blanner


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil


  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon + 1 tsp
  • 2/3 cup sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine sugar, flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • Beat eggs, milk and oil.
  • Gradually add dry mixture to wet until just moist.
  • Grease baking dishes and pour mixture an inch below to the top to compensate for rise.
  • Combine topping, spoon on each loaf and swirl in with a knife, leaving some on top.
  • Bake 40 minutes.



You can also make this in 2 - 1 pound loaf pans or cut the recipe in half for just 1 loaf pan and bake 50-60 minutes.
Do not overfill. Make an additional loaf or discard any excess batter. 
Bake time varies depending on your oven and altitude. Insert a toothpick into the center of the loaf. When it comes out clean, it's done.
Let the bread cool to room temperature before wrapping or serving.
To make it lighter, substitute half the oil with unsweetened apple sauce and or eliminate or  reduce the cinnamon sugar mixture on top.


Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 0.6mg