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Homemade Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Homemade Cinnamon Swirl Bread
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 40 minutes
Servings 1 loaf
Calories 4437kcal
Author Miranda Couse



  • 3/4 cup warm water 110°
  • 1 T. active dry yeast
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup butter cubed
  • 1/2 cups + 1 tsp. granulated sugar divided
  • 5 1/4 cups bread flour divided
  • 1 T. vegetable oil


  • 1 large egg
  • 1 T. water
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 1/2 T. ground cinnamon
  • 1 T. butter optional


  • In a small bowl, add in the yeast, warm water, and the 1 teaspoon of sugar. Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes until it gets foamy.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, add in the butter and milk. Place into the microwave for 2 and 1/2 minutes. Stir.
  • Add the yeast mixture into the large bowl with the butter and milk. Stir.
  • Add the remaining sugar and whisk to combine.
  • Add in 5 cups of bread flour and beat with a stand mixer and dough hook. When it comes together and forms a beautiful ball, it's done.
  • Add the vegetable oil. Roll so the dough is coated with oil.
  • Cover loosely with plastic wrap. Place a tea towel over top of the plastic wrap and place into a warm place to rise.
  • Once the dough has doubled, punch it down.
  • Flour the clean work surface with 1/4 cup of flour and begin to roll out the dough. Knead the dough to remove all of the air. I worked mine for about 4 minutes to release any air.
  • Press the dough into a nice rectangle form. Compare the width of the dough to your loaf pan to make sure it will fit. Try to roll the dough so it increases in length and not width.
  • Prepare the filling.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.


  • In a small dish, add in the egg and 1 tablespoon of water. Whisk using a fork until well combined. Set aside.
  • In a small dish, add in the brown sugar and cinnamon. Stir to combine.
  • Using a pastry brush, brush the egg wash onto the top of the rolled out dough.
  • Sprinkle all of the brown sugar picked onto the egg wash. Spread out evenly.
  • Roll the bread up as tight as you can. When it's all roll up, pinch along the seam to close the bread up. Give it a few rolls back and forth to help remove any additional air bubbles.
  • Push the ends into the bread and pinch together to the on the outside. That will seal in the cinnamon and sugar.
  • Place the bread into the loaf pan. Cover with the plastic wrap and tea towel you used earlier and let rise for 20 minutes.
  • Brush the top of the bread with the egg wash.
  • Place into a 350 degree preheated oven and let bake for 40 minutes or until done.
  • Let the bread rest for about 20 minutes and remove from the loaf pan. Rub the loaf of bread with a tablespoon of butter.
  • Wrap the bread in a bread bag or plastic wrap to stay fresh.


Calories: 4437kcal | Carbohydrates: 711g | Protein: 104g | Fat: 129g | Saturated Fat: 74g | Cholesterol: 531mg | Sodium: 1224mg | Potassium: 1656mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 234g | Vitamin A: 3755IU | Vitamin C: 4.9mg | Calcium: 932mg | Iron: 8.2mg