Quick Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Quick Cinnamon Swirl Bread

The fall season is fast approaching with cool nights and cool crisp mornings. The leaves on the trees will be beautiful colors very soon, and to me, that means it's time to bake. This Quick Cinnamon Swirl Bread fits the bill.

I found this recipe in our small-town newspaper and just knew that I had to give it a try. Jamie and the boys were on their way home from vacation. I thought, what a nice treat to have one of these ready for them when they got home. It turned out to be a great idea because everybody loved this quick cinnamon swirl bread.

On the way home from Jamie's house I had another great idea. Monday was Giada's first day of kindergarten. Fran and I drove down to see her off with another treat. I made a 2nd loaf that day to take to Sammy's house. And, once again this bread was a hit.

This quick cinnamon swirl bread is so easy to make. The ingredients are simple and I'm sure you already have everything you need in your pantry. The ingredients and instructions are below to make one loaf of this delicious treat.

Cinnamon bread recipe

Prepare the dry and wet ingredients in two separate bowls. Then add the dry to the wet and mix until you have a nice batter. I used my hand mixer but, you can use a whisk or spoon.

Cinnamon bread swirl

Next, I sprayed my 9-inch x 5-inch bread pan with Baker's Joy. I poured in the bread batter and then spooned in the swirled mixture. I used a knife to swirl it all together.

Cinnamon Roll Bread

I preheated the oven to 350 degrees and baked the bread for 45 minutes on the center rack. I used a knife in the center to make sure it came out clean. Place the bread on a rack to cool and just before it cools completely add the glaze.

Quick Cinnamon Swirl Bread:

Ingredients for the Bread

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg at room temperature, lightly beaten
1 cup milk (I used Skim)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream (I used Greek yogurt)

For the Swirl

1/3 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons water

The Glaze

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk


  1. In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients.
  2. In another bowl combine egg, milk, yogurt, and vanilla.
  3. Add the wet and dry ingredients together and mix until batter forms.
  4. Pour the batter into a prepared bread pan.
  5. Mix the swirl ingredients together with a spoon or whisk.
  6. Spoon the swirl mixture on top of the batter and swirl with a knife.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.
  8. Remove the bread from the pan and place it on a rack to cool.
  9. Whisk together the ingredients for the glaze and drizzle over when the bread is almost cool.
Now cut yourself a slice and enjoy. Try not to eat the whole thing at one time! This bread is a sure-fire winner the next time you're having friends over for coffee.

As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy!

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