Cinnamon Swirl Bread

This bread smells absolutely wonderful while baking and it tastes even better. Cinnamon Swirl Bread is a delicious and tasty change of pace from the usual quick breads. Light and airy with a wonderful cinnamon swirl running through it. Super easy and ‘quick’ to make, cinnamon swirl bread is a great addition to your quick bread recipe files. Try a new quick bread today and make a loaf of cinnamon swirl bread.

Quick Bread

Quick breads are so called because they require no kneading. They also include baking soda, baking powder or eggs to leaven the bread. As the name, quick breads are quick to make. Quick breads are considered unleavened bread because they require no leavening agent. Grains, seeds, nuts, and mashed fruit are often added to the bread for flavor, texture and moisture.

Popular Quick Breads

The most popular of quick breads is of course, banana bread. The second most popular quick bread, in my humble culinary opinion, is pumpkin bread. From dates to sunflower seeds, anything and everything has been added to these two types of quick breads. Here at T2T we love us some quick breads! Here are just a few of our favorites; Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Sunflower Seed Bread and Pear Nut Bread with Orange Bread.

cinnamon swirl

cinnamon swirl


For this recipe we used Watkins ground cinnamon.
cinnamon swirl

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

A delicious light and airy quick bread with a delicate cinnamon swirl running through it
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  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup oil


  • Grease and flour a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan. Mix 1/3 cup sugar and cinnamon; set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and remaining sugar.
  • In a medium bowl, combine egg, milk and oil; add to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened.
  • Pour half the batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with half the cinnamon mixture.
  • Repeat with remaining batter and cinnamon mixture. Draw a knife through batter to marble.
  • Bake at 350º for 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool.
  • Wrap and store bread overnight before slicing.
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Recipe Note:

For a super delicious and extremely addicting snack mix, make Popcorn and Peanut Snack Mix. Kids and adults alike can’t resist this super snack mix. Health Note: Berries are fiber giants. Just one cup of berries provides about 8 grams of fiber, one third of your daily fiber needs.