Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Meal Type: Breakfast
Product Type: Creamy Unsalted Butter

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Cinnamon Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Bread


  • Dough:
    • 3 cups flour (white or whole wheat)
    • ¼ cup nonfat milk
    • 1 ¼ tsp salt
    • ½ tsp cinnamon
    • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
    • 2 ½ tsp instant yeast
    • 3 tbsp Truly Grass Fed Unsalted Butter, softened
    • 1 cup water
  • Filling:
    • ½ cup raw or granulated sugar
    • 2 ½ tsp cinnamon, divided
    • 2 tsp flour
    • 1 large egg, beaten
  • Topping:
    • 2 tbsp Truly Grass Fed Unsalted Butter, cold
    • 2 tbsp sugar
    • ¼ tsp cinnamon
    • ¼ cup flour


  1. Combine all the dough ingredients until it all sticks together and starts to come away from the bowl.
  2. Knead by hand for about 10 minutes until smooth.
  3. Place in a greased bowl and cover. Let rise in a warm place with no draft.
  4. Meanwhile, pulse together all the filling ingredients in a food processor or stand mixer until combined. Set aside.
  5. Lightly oil your work surface and transfer the dough to it.
  6. Gently roll the dough into a rectangle that is approximately 16″ x 8″.
  7. Brush the dough with about 1/2 of the egg wash, and scatter the cinnamon mixture evenly over the top.
  8. On the short end of the rectangle, begin rolling the dough up log-roll style. Keep it tight but don’t be so heavy handed that you stretch the dough. Making a tight roll eliminates air pockets in the swirl. Pinch the seams and ends closed. Tuck the ends under and move the log into a greased 8 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ standard loaf pan.
  9. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise at room temperature for about an hour, or until the dough has risen just above the edge of the bread pan.
  10. Preheat oven to 350F.
  11. Combine topping ingredients in a mixer until crumbly.
  12. Brush your dough with the remaining egg wash then sprinkle topping on top.
  13. Bake bread for 45 minutes keeping an eye on it as it bakes.
  14. If the top gets too brown you can cover with foil halfway through.
  15. Cut into slices and serve with softened butter!

Keywords: unsalted butter, bread