Homemade Cinnamon Bread

Are you ready to kick off your Fall baking? This homemade swirly Cinnamon Bread is delicious and really quite easy! You’d be surprised at how inexpensive and how easy it is to make your own bread at home. I absolutely love a thick slice of cinnamon break on the weekends with a big cup of tea. After buying the Pepperidge Farm Cinnamon Bread for years I decided to try it out for myself and the result was sweet, warm, swirly cinnamon goodness! Add a little slab of butter while it’s still warm and it literally melts in your mouth! Feel free to add a handful of raisins to the filling if you want to add a little twist to this standard cinnamon recipe.

 

Homemade Cinnamon Bread
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Serves: 4 mini loaves
 
Ingredients
  • 4 cups all purpose flour, more for dusting
  • 2 tablespoons sugar plus 4 additional tablespoons for the filling
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon plus 4 additional tablespoons for the filling
  • 2¼ teaspoon (1 package) instant yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¾ cup room temperature water
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted, for the filling
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of a standup mixer whisk together the flour, sugar, cinnamon, yeast and salt. Then attach the bread hook and add to the mixture the milk, water, egg and butter. Mix on medium speed, scraping down the bowl as necessary, until the dough comes together about 1 minute. Turn the speed up to medium and continue to beat for about 5 minutes until the dough sticks to the hook.
  2. Take the dough out of the bowl and place on the counter and let proof for about 30 minutes until it is slightly puffy. Fold the dough over twice and return to the bowl. Cover with a clean dish towel and set in a warm place to rise for about 30 minutes.
  3. Mix together the cinnamon and sugar for the filling and set aside.
  4. Flour the counter and then divide the dough in fours. Roll out each to a rectangle to 5" by 14" that is ¼ inch thick. Paint the dough with the melted butter and sprinkle on ¼ of the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Start with the short 5" side and roll each of them up. Place each in a 5" by 3" mini loaf pan.
  5. Bake the loaves in a 375 degree oven for 20 min. or until browned and hollow-sounding when thumped.