Homemade Cinnamon Bread Recipe – Crazy for Crust

My Cinnamon Bread Recipe is EASY

Making bread from scratch might seem intimidating, but trust me, it’s easier. Once you try this recipe, you’ll realize how easy it is! Even if you’re a beginner or someone afraid of working with yeast, don’t worry. I’ve got you covered with simple instructions that anyone can follow.

Plus, making your bread at home means enjoying the fresh, mouth-watering taste anytime you want. Who can resist warm, crusty carbs straight from the oven? Not me!

Say goodbye to store-bought cinnamon swirl bread, and hello to homemade goodness!

What ingredients are used to make homemade bread?

Here are the key ingredients you’ll need to make this homemade cinnamon bread:

  • Rapid Rise Yeast: I recommend using Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Yeast, but any instant yeast will work.
  •  Milk and Water: These make up the liquid components of the bread dough. Milk enriches the dough and adds flavor and a creamy color.
  •  Butter: This adds the necessary fat to make the bread soft and moist. It also adds a lovely flavor.
  •  Salt: Don’t forget to add some salt for taste. A little goes a long way!
  •  All-Purpose Flour: This recipe calls for all-purpose flour, readily available in most kitchens.
  •  Cinnamon: Of course, we can’t have cinnamon bread without cinnamon! It’s the star of the show.

How to make Homemade Cinnamon Bread

Let’s dive into the step-by-step process of making this delicious cinnamon bread:

  1. In a bowl, start by whisking the yeast with flour, sugar, and salt.
  2.  Combine milk, water, and butter in a microwave-safe measuring cup or bowl. Heat the mixture in the microwave in 15-second increments until warm (think hot bathwater). I highly recommend using an instant-read thermometer to ensure the right temperature. You’ll want to heat it to between 120°-130°F or until it’s hot to the touch.
  3.  Once the milk mixture is hot enough, add it to the dry ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  4. Add more flour gradually until the dough resembles a shaggy dough. Continue mixing with a stand mixer to knead the dough into a smooth ball.
  5.  Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead it until it forms a ball that springs back when touched with two fingers.
  6.  Let the dough rest for just 10 minutes. This short resting period allows the dough to relax and makes it easier to shape later.

Do you have to use a stand mixer?

Although an electric mixer makes the process easier and faster, it is not required. Don’t worry if you don’t have one!

Then knead it, adding more flour, until it forms a ball that springs back when pressed with two fingers. Homemade bread is all about the love and effort you put into kneading!

How do you form cinnamon bread?

This recipe makes two loaves of cinnamon bread, so divide the dough in half. Take one portion and roll it out into a rectangle. Then brush it with melted butter and sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture. You can also add raisins at this point if you like.

Roll up the dough tightly and place it seam-side down in a bread pan sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Repeat the same process with the other portion of the dough.

Cover the pans and let the dough rise for about 45 minutes or until it doubles in size. Preheat your oven and place the pans on top of the stove for a warm, rising environment. This will speed up the rising process.

Once the dough has risen, it’s time to bake! Bake the loaves until they turn golden brown. Be patient and wait 5-10 minutes before removing the bread from the pan. The aroma of freshly baked cinnamon bread will be hard to resist but trust me, it’s worth the wait!

Remember to give it a try!

So, are you ready to embark on your homemade cinnamon bread adventure? Remember to tag @crazyforcrust on Instagram or use the hashtag #crazyforcrust when you share your creations. I can’t wait to see your delicious loaves of cinnamon bread!

Below, along with the recipe, you’ll find a video, helpful notes, and nutrition information. And if you’re looking for more yeast recipes, check out the Beginner’s White Bread recipe at Fleischmann’s® Yeast. Enjoy the process of baking and savor the mouth-watering results of your homemade cinnamon bread. Happy baking!