Cinnamon Bread

Oh boy! This bread is definitely the best EVER! Seriously! My house smelled like cinnamon rolls when this bread was finished!!

My bread machine did most of the work for me, so it was extremely simple! All I had to do was take the dough, add a streusel layer and put it into the oven. Sounds easy, right??

My kids were playing upstairs with their friends while I made this and about 5 minutes prior to it being done, all the kids came downstairs to see what was smelling so good. When it was ready, I had several taste testers lined up ready to give me the thumbs up or thumbs down. Needless to say, the plates were licked clean and I had all thumbs up given!!

This is great when paired with a cup of coffee in the mornings, or as an afternoon snack! As the school year goes on, I have a feeling this bread will be making an appearance several times!


Cinnamon Bread


  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 cups flour (yep, regular flour unless you want to use bread flour, which you can)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. butter, softened
  • 2 tsp powdered sugar (optional)

Cinnamon Bread


  1. Place milk, eggs, butter, flour, sugar, and salt into the bread machine pan.
  2. Make a little “hole” in the mixture and pour in the yeast. *I always add liquid to bottom of my pan first followed by dry ingredients to avoid yeast activating too early
  3. Set bread machine on dough cycle and allow to complete.
  4. Once dough is done, remove from pan and allow to sit on counter for about 10-15 minutes.
  5. Divide dough into two parts and rolls into rectangles (9 x 14).
  6. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon.
  7. Spread 1 tbsp. softened butter on top of each dough rectangle.
  8. Sprinkle cinnamon mixture evenly on top of buttered dough.
  9. Roll dough closed starting with short ends and pinch seams closed.
  10. Place dough rolls into 2 greased loaf pans.
  11. Cover each pan with a towel and allow to rise for 30 minutes.
  12. Bake in a preheated oven, 350, for about 30 minutes.
  13. Remove from oven and sprinkle powdered sugar on top if desired!

Recipe adapted from: Passionate Penny Pincher

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