Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Published on Oct 19, 2011
Updated on Nov 16, 2018

Cinnamon Swirl Bread // This Cinnamon Swirl Bread is so addicting!  I envision enjoying this on a Christmas morning! | Tried and TastyYou have to make this. Have to, have to. It was SO good!!!! I love any kind of toasted nuts and the toasted pecans are oh so wonderful on top of the bread and swirled throughout. The source mentioned she used buttermilk instead of regular milk for extra moistness. I just so happened to have buttermilk in the fridge that I needed to use before it went bad. This will be made again and again. I envision it Christmas morning in fact!

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cinnamon Swirl Bread
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 52 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 264 kcal
Author: Yvonne

Cinnamon Swirl Bread would be great for Christmas morning - like having dessert for breakfast!



  • 1/3 c sugar
  • 1/2 c finely chopped pecans toasted
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 c sugar
  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c milk I used buttermilk for extra moistness. YUM!
  • 1/3 c cooking oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease/flour/spray the bottom and sides of a 9″x5″x3″ loaf pan.

  2. Combine 1/3 cup of sugar, pecans (if using), and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. Combine 1 cup of sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl or mixer bowl. In a separate bowl, beat egg. Then, stir in milk and oil . Make a well in the flour mixture, and add the egg mixture. Stir just until mixed. Do not over mix.
  4. Pour half of the batter into loaf pan. Sprinkle with half of the cinnamon mixture. Repeat. With a wide rubber scraper or spatula, swirl mixtures together with a down and up circular motion.
  5. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until done. Cool in pan for about 10 minutes. Then, cool completely on a wire rack.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Mangio Da Sola

Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Swirl Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 264 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 111mg5%
Potassium 113mg3%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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17 comments about “Cinnamon Swirl Bread

    1. Yvonne

      Hi Kelli, sorry to hear that. Did you end up baking the Cinnamon Swirl Bread for longer than 50 minutes? How did it turn out?

  1. Susan Green

    Wonderful bread…I made a loaf and took it to work…now I’m everyone’s best friend but there is a downside…they expect a loaf every week!!

  2. Lisa

    It is a rainy day here in the mountains so I am craving something “cinnamon”. Blind luck showed me your recipe and it sounds perfect! I am going to make this today. Thank you for making my afternoon. (I do know that something sweet should not make me so happy…don’t care.) ;-)

  3. Kathleen Colarusso

    Made the bread this morning, just as directed. It needs more cinnamon sugar mixture next time to swirl between layers,so I will double that recipe. Otherwise the cake is moist, with buttermilk, and it rose to top of pans ( I noticed you used double thickness pan). House smelled wonderful of cinnamon, while baking!Thanks for recipe!

  4. Cinnamon Vogue

    Yvonne I came over from Cosmopolitan and I must say this is lovely. Neat how you layered the Cinnamon mixture. Guess that is the swirl. Any time you want some Cinnamon for your next recipe, hit us up. We would love to send you a complimentary bag of our USDA organic Ceylon Cinnamon powder.

  5. Amanda

    Hokey pete this looks amazzinggg! I am going to be making this ASAP! I am not a nut fan in my breads, I in fact wanted to make chocolate chip bead and thought cinnamon would be a nice addition. So I will be adding chocolate chips to this!! I can feel the diabetes already lol. I may put just a tid bit less sugar in because of the chocolate. Maybe a tablespoon less.

  6. Mary from Texas

    Hi Yvonne,

    I saw this bread on Pinterest and clicked right over to your site. This looks delicious and I am excited to try it. I even have buttermilk on hand!

    But what really caught my eye was the picture of your weight loss story. I am going to click on that button to learn more.

    Thanks so much for the great information.

    All the best,

    1. Yvonne

      Yay!!! Thanks for clicking over! So happy to have you. I’d love for you to check out my weight loss story! Have a wonderful day :)

  7. Kristy

    Kierra is going through the site with me and noticed this one and told me I have to make this!! I think I will try to make it this weekend! Kierra told me to tell you that you are a great cook! She loves everything I’ve made from your site!!

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