This sweet and spicy Cinnamon Roll Bread is so good it'll make your toes tingle. This easy quick bread is filled with a buttery spicy cinnamon swirl then topped with a dreamy thick vanilla cream glaze. Enjoy a slice or two, for breakfast, brunch or as a snack with a cup of tea or coffee and you'll be transported to a French bistro in your own kitchen.
Homemade Bread with a Cinnamon Twist
Quick breads like this cinnamon roll bread, remain a hot favorite in my kitchen. They're the kind of bread that typically begins with ingredients found in my pantry and require no yeast or kneading. This version of cinnamon roll bread is kicked-up with a cinnamon swirl that just screams comfort. I'm a true hot tea aficionado and a slice of this cinnamon laced bread for me is simply divine to enjoy at tea time. It's one of those moments you sit, sip and savor the small pleasures in life. It's my way of "stopping to smell the roses" on a busy day. I like to make this bread and serve it the same day however, it can be made a day in advance if preferred, then glazed just before serving.
Easy Quick Bread Recipes to Try
Other quick bread recipes you may like to try:
- Reese's Peanut Butter Banana Bread
- Lemon Poppy Seed Yogurt Bread
- Praline Apple Bread
- Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Filling
- Sweet Simple Cinnamon Cake from Belly Full.
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Helpful Kitchen Items:
Cinnamon Roll Bread
- 2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup whole buttermilk
- ½ cup butter melted and cooled
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Cinnamon swirl:
- 4 tablespoon butter melted
- ¼ cup light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoon heavy cream plus additional as needed to thin
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9 x 5-inch metal non-stick loaf pan with baking spray. Set aside.
- In a medium size mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, melted butter, eggs and vanilla.
- Add the wet to the dry ingredients mixing until fully combined.
- To make the cinnamon swirl, mix together the melted butter, brown sugar and ground cinnamon.
- Pour ½ of the batter into the loaf pan. Dollops ½ of the cinnamon swirl mixture over the batter then use a knife to swirl it through the batter. Top with the remaining batter and cinnamon and repeat swirling the cinnamon through the batter.
- Bake for 40 minutes then check the center with a toothpick for doneness. Cover with a piece of aluminum foil and continue to bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes back clean.
- Cool on a cooling rack in the pan for 1 hour then remove from the pan to cool completely.
- To make the glaze, mix together the powered sugar with 3 tablespoon of heavy cream. Add additional cream 1 tablespoon at a time until it reaches spreading consistency. Pour over the cooled cinnamon roll bread.
Updating my previous post. My two loaves came out fine. I needed to bake them a little longer. The next time I will let the brown sugar cinnamon mixture sit awhile - it hardens up. Thanks for a keeper recipe.
Can I use heavy cream or milk instead of buttermilk?
Buttermilk is best but, yes you could. To make your own buttermilk add 1 Tbsp distilled white vinegar or fresh lemon juice to each one cup of milk. Let stand for 5 minutes then proceed with the recipe.
I have two loaves in the oven now. As your previous poster mentioned, my cinnamon brown sugar mixture was more of a syrupy texture, runny. Ugh. I’m afraid these aren’t going to end well.
Instead of using heavy cream to make the icing glaze can I put buttermilk instead? Don’t have any heavy cream at home 😩
Hi Ashley, sure a buttermilk glaze would be yummy!
I just whipped this up and put it in the oven! My house smells SO GOOD! Now, My batter was not as thick as yours in the video, and poured easily into the loaf pan. You were spooning yours as it was much thicker, not sure why. Also, the 4 TBSP of butter, 1/4 c of brown sugar and 1 T of cinnamon mixture was not thick at all, and more like a thick syrup consistancy. You were dolloping yours on the batter, I was spooning mine as more of a liquid and worked quickly to swirl before it mixed into the cake. I am looking forward to seeing it if turns out as it smells devine!
I have been baking for 35 yrs and this recipe loomed yummy. Followed the recipe correctly and had to bake an extra 10 minutes, never rose well and waited the 1 hr to cool. Removed from pans and the center of each was a mushy mess. All of its in the trash and there goes my treats for my co workers!!! What a waste of good ingredients and time.
I can't imagine what could have gone wrong however, if it didn't rise it was likely due to no leavening or the baking powder used wasn't any good. No leavening, it won't rise or bake properly.
I use the dry buttermilk mix (Saco brand) which my grandmother always used for baking when I was a kid. Works great. Just add water and keep refrigerated after opening. It's also gluten free.
Joan, that product can be a lifesaver, I also keep it in my pantry to use in a pinch.
I'm anxious to try this. If it's as good as it looks I'll be serving it at my Valentine Brunch!!
Have you tried making this gluten-free? Wondering how to edit for that consideration.
Can't wait to make it!
I never have, Sue. If you try it let me know how it adapts.
This sounds delicious! My sweetie loves glazed cinnamon rolls. I think this will make a fine substitute!
I am going to make this now, my husband loves things with cinnamon in it & this sounds so simple. Thank you for posting this !
My pleasure, enjoy.
You can make your own whole milk buttermilk with adding an acid like lemon juice or white vinegar, even yogurt if you ferment it as long as mine.
Oh this sounds so good. Think this will be perfect for a cold morning. Going to have to make this. Thank you Melissa!!!
My pleasure, Pam!
Can I make this recipe for Cinnamon Roll Bread in my bread machine?
That's a great question. I haven't tried this recipe in a bread machine, honestly. If you've been successful making quick breads in it this should work, too. If you try it, let me know how it goes.
What abt in the "CAKE" Cycle ????
If your machine has a quick bread cycle with an add-in option, it should work fine. The add in will let you swirl the cinnamon. If not, it will just blend in. Either way I bet it's good!!!