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Cinnamon Bread

Our no-yeast cinnamon bread is a simple quick bread featuring a rich and buttery cinnamon swirl and topped with a sweet glaze!

In case you’re not already aware, Kim and I love quick breads and we enjoy sharing them with you. For today, we’re sharing Kim’s cinnamon bread. It’s an easy dessert bread just about anyone can make.

Now, if that doesn’t strike your fancy, then I encourage you to search our site. Because, we have plenty of other options to choose from and I’m sure you’ll find something to love.

For example, we have peanut butter bread, strawberry bread, and lemon quick bread, just to name a few. In the meantime, let’s get started on this recipe!

An up-close view of the cinnamon quick bread.

How to make cinnamon bread from scratch:

First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. and grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan. Also, Kim recommends lining it with parchment paper.

Doing so will make removing the bread and clean-up much easier.

Flour, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl.

Next, grab a large mixing bowl and a whisk. Use the whisk to combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.

Afterward, rinse the whisk and grab another mixing bowl.

Sugar, eggs, and other ingredients in a separate mixing bowl.

In the second mixing bowl, use the whisk to combine the cracked eggs, sugar, oil, and vanilla extract.

Afterward, pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients.

The wet and dry ingredients combined in a bowl.

Now, you can use a whisk or rubber spatula to gently combine the ingredients into a batter.

Pour the batter into the loaf pan and set it aside for now. At this point, you can make the cinnamon swirl.

Ground cinnamon, butter, and sugar in a small bowl.

Using a fork or spoon, in a small bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter.

Then, begin dolloping the cinnamon swirl into the loaf pan and use a butter knife to swirl it throughout the batter. Once the batter is ready, transfer the loaf pan to your preheated oven.

The batter and cinnamon mixture combined in a loaf pan.

Let the cinnamon bread bake for 50-55 minutes or until it’s done in the center. Inserting a knife into the center of the bread (to see if it comes out clean) is good way to tell if it’s done.

When the bread is done, let it cool in the pan before removing it and transferring it to a cooling rack.

The fresh baked bread cooling in a loaf pan.

Let the bread cool for about an hour before adding the glaze. Once the bread is room temp, prepare the glaze. To make the glaze, whisk together powdered sugar and milk in a small bowl.

Last, drizzle the glaze over the bread, slice, and serve. That’s it, the cinnamon bread is done! Kim and I hope you enjoy it and wish you all the best 🙂

The glaze drizzled over the cooled bread.

Recipe Tips & FAQ’s:

  • Don’t make the glaze too early. Otherwise, by the time the bread cools, the glaze will be too hard to drizzle.
  • Let the bread cool completely, before adding the glaze. If not, the delicate glaze will melt and separate.
  • If the top of your bread begins to brown too quickly, place an aluminum foil tent over the loaf pan until the bread finishes cooking.

Does cinnamon bread need to be refrigerated?

We recommend storing cinnamon bread in your fridge because of the glaze. Since glaze is made using cold milk, the loaf needs to be refrigerated.

Can use freeze cinnamon bread?

Sure, once it has cooled completely. When properly stored in the freezer, it should last about 2 months. Simply thaw it in your fridge when you’re ready for the quick bread.
Yield: 1 Loaf

Cinnamon Bread

Sliced cinnamon bread served on a rectangular plate.

Our no-yeast cinnamon bread is a simple quick bread featuring a rich and buttery cinnamon swirl and topped with a sweet glaze!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes



  • 2 ¼ Cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • ¾ Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 ½ Cups Milk
  • 6 Tablespoons Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla

Cinnamon Swirl:

  • ½ Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, melted and slightly cooled


  • ½ Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2-3 Teaspoons Milk


Preheat the oven to 350°F, and grease a 9 x 5 - inch loaf pan. If possible, line the loaf pan with parchment paper for easy clean-up and bread removal.

In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugar, eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined and no dry flour patches remain. Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan. In a small bowl, make the cinnamon swirl by combining the sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter. The mixture will be thick, so use a spoon to drop the cinnamon sugar on top of the batter. Use a butter knife to swirl the cinnamon sugar into the batter.

Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. If the bread starts to brown too quickly, loosely drape a piece of aluminum foil over the top.

Allow the loaf to cool in the pan for 10 to 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. While the bread cools, make the glaze.

Combine the powdered sugar and milk in a small bowl. Start with less milk and add more to reach the desired consistency. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled bread. Slice and serve.

Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.


The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1-slice of the cinnamon bread. Actual calories will vary. For more information and tips, please refer to the post.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 Slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 362Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 295mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 1gSugar: 31gProtein: 6g

*The calories are an estimate and are based on the ingredients and serving size listed. The calories can vary depending on the brand of product purchased.

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