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Make Some Easy Cinnamon Bread Now

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Last Modified: November 12, 2023
Published: November 12, 2023

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Make a batch of this easy cinnamon bread today! You probably have everything in your kitchen cupboards you need to make it right now. Cinnamon bread is the perfect way to introduce the tantalizing aroma of cinnamon, one of the coziest and most welcoming of all fragrances, into your home.

As it bakes, your kitchen and every room in the house will be infused with the familiar, cozy smell that is so appealing to our senses.

This recipe makes two full-size or smaller loaves for sharing, or make the batter into muffins! The bread freezes well, so you can stash some away to give a friend or treat your grandkids when they pop in!

This easy cinnamon bread is a "quickbread," which means it uses baking powder, not yeast, to make it rise. That's what makes it so fast and easy to do! If you like, bake it in two standard loaf pans.

I enjoy using my smaller pans, the "minis," which measure about three inches by five and one-half inches, or my "midis," which are about three and one-half inches by seven and one-half inches. Here are four little loaves I made using this recipe ready for the oven.

My good friend gave me these little ceramic pans many years ago, and I love how they bake and how easily they clean up. I can even pop them in the dishwasher! I hope Santa puts another set of mini ceramic baking pans under the Christmas tree for me this year so I can bake lots of little loaves at once! I've been very good, I promise!

Why Cinnamon Is The Aroma Of Fall And Winter

Certain smells always remind us of the onset of autumn, with shorter days, cooler nights, and more time spent inside. It seems like we just turned the calendar to November, and while it's still warm and sunny where we live, soon we'll turn on our heater to chase the morning chill and put on a sweater for our evening walk.

When the fall weather comes, the scent of cinnamon, the warm spices of a bowl of chili, or a cup of spiced cider are smells we associate with the changing weather. We like to get cozy and begin to change how we eat, and suddenly, some comforting soup sounds amazing.

That's why this easy cinnamon bread seemed like such a good idea, even though it is sixty-seven degrees on this November day in Nebraska!

Fall is the favorite season for thirty-three percent of Americans! There are lots of fun statistics about our favorite things about fall in this article from 2020.

Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away, and I realize how quickly "the holidays" will be here, and we'll be scratching our heads about what to give for gifts. 😊

Give people some of this easy cinnamon bread, people! They will love you, and Pinterest can help you find endless ideas about how to wrap and present it! Just search for "how to wrap quickbreads for gift giving."

Loads of cute disposable loaf pans are available so you can wrap the little bread loaves, pan, and all for gifting! Hint: Attach a plastic knife, so they don't need to waste time slicing their goodies!

Let's Bake Some Easy Cinnamon Bread Right Now

baked cinnamon bread

Turn your oven to 350 degrees and grease your loaf pans. Mix the cinnamon and sugar in a little bowl and set it aside.

First, combine the dry ingredients, flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder in a bowl and whisk it until everything is well combined. Now beat the eggs, milk, butter, oil, vanilla, and butter flavoring together in another bowl until everything is blended nicely.

Lots of people have asked me about butter flavoring, also called butter extract. It's a magic ingredient, in my opinion, and there are several brands to choose from. I often add it to cake and bread recipes like this easy cinnamon bread that uses oil instead of butter, and here's why.

Butter makes things taste great but when you use oil in a recipe, things stay moist longer because butter is eighteen percent water that dries up, but oil does not. With butter flavoring, you get the best of both!

Gradually spoon the dry ingredients into the milk/egg mixture and beat just enough that everything is blended; do not overbeat.

Pour batter into the greased loaf pans, filling two standard loaf pans about two-thirds full. Sprinkle half the cinnamon sugar over each loaf and use a knife to gently swirl it into the batter, leaving most of it on top.

Bake the bread for about 50 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean and the loaves are a gorgeous golden brown.

Cool the loaves on a rack before removing them for the pans. When the loaves are cool, slice and enjoy!! This easy cinnamon bread is amazing with a steaming mug of cocoa or coffee!

Do you like to make quick bread? Do you ever give them as gifts? If not, start now and see how popular you will become with friends and family! If you would rather make six mini loaves, refer to the recipe for baking time.

If you liked this recipe, you are my people! If you like this recipe, please share it on your social media accounts like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter! It would sure tickle me, and I would be ever so grateful!

I think you might like this yummy Mountain Dew Cake, too! It's quick and easy because it starts with a cake mix and dry instant pudding!

Yield: 2 standard laoves

Easy Cinnamon Bread

easy cinnamon bread

A quick and easy recipe for two delightful loaves of cinnamon bread using ingredients you probably have on hand! Ready for the oven in about five minutes!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • ⅔ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp butter flavoring
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Cinnamon Topping

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tsp cinnamon, or more to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease or spray the loaf pans.
  3. Whisk the dry ingredients: 2 cups of sugar, 4 cups of flour, plus salt and baking powder in a bowl and set aside.
  4. Combine the sugar and cinnamon for the topping and set aside.
  5. Combine the milk, eggs, oil, vanilla, and butter flavoring in a large mixing bowl and beat until well-blended.
  6. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the egg/milk mixture and beat until evenly moist; do not overbeat.
  7. Fill two standard loaf pans about 2/3 full of batter.
  8. Sprinkle half of the cinnamon sugar over each loaf and use a knife to swirl the cinnamon sugar partially into the batter, but leave most of it on top.
  9. Bake for 50 minutes or until golden brown. A cake tester should come out clean when inserted near the center of the loaf.
  10. Cool the loaves before removing them from the pans.
  11. Wrap tightly in heavy-duty aluminum foil for freezing.


Smaller loaves can bake at the same temperature but will take less time to bake. Mini loaves about 22 minutes, small loaves, about 30 minutes, but check by using a toothpick or cake tester; it should come out clean.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 286Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 283mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 1gSugar: 29gProtein: 4g

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Love, GB (Betty Streff)

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