This simple low-sugar recipe for cinnamon swirl homemade bread is super easy! Oh holy loveliness! I never make this bread because I assumed it was difficult to do – making the dough and then rolling it out and dusting with cinnamon and sugar. But seriously folks – this is beyond easy. And it makes two loaves to boot! Because I can guarantee you the first loaf will be history in a matter of minutes once those hungry mouths get in the door after school! This is one homemade bread that is super easy and so much better than store bought!
Easy Cinnamon Swirl Homemade Bread
My 6 year old son loves cinnamon swirl bread and asks me to buy it every week from the grocery store. EVERY WEEK. He eats it with cream cheese for breakfast EVERY DAY. But I’m not down with all of those extra ingredients they put in that bread. And the wholesome organic bread is so expensive.
This is such a great alternative, especially since it took me all of 10 minutes to put together and then add in the time my amazing KitchenAid Mixer kneaded the dough and cooking time on the baking stone.
So first you want to add the yeast and sugar to warm water and lightly stir it and let it sit for five minutes. Then you add it to the bowl with the oil (you can use coconut or olive), salt and flour and mix it up!
I know I write a lot about homemade bread, but really, baking bread scares me! Especially when there is a lot of rolling the dough and all that. I fear messing it up by working with it too much and it never looks quite right to me.
Look at this beautiful dough!
Take a look at this loaf of cinnamon swirl homemade bread – it does not look like a magazine photo does it? No, not really at all. But have no fear, we will still eat it and it will be super yummy!
See how nice and pretty it looks now?
Even when it looks so pretty before it bakes it still gets lopsided after baking and that’s okay! It still tastes the same, right?
One thing that you want to keep in mind when adding the cinnamon and sugar mixture and rolling the bread is that you want to leave an inch or so on the edge of the dough so you can seal the edges. Otherwise the filling will ooze. Mine oozed a bit which will not be fun when I try to clean the pan! Not to mention that you want to keep that delicious mixture IN the bread!
So just imagine coming home to this bread after school. I think about that and it makes me happy that my kids have such a good mom that makes them this yummy after school healthy snack. Ha!
Ok, does your family like french toast? Because this recipe is all kinds of good for french toast. My 7 year old son is learning how to cook and he loves making pancakes. This will be his next step! Check out this cool site for more cooking with kids ideas!
Okay, so make this up and let me know how it turns out!
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Easy Cinnamon Swirl Homemade Bread
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 1/2 teaspoons yeast
- 2 1/2 cups bread flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- Mix the 2 tablespoons sugar with the warm water in your mixing bowl. Add the yeast and stir lightly. Let it sit
- about 5 minutes.
- Then add the oil, salt, and flour.
- Turn on mixer to 2 or knead by hand until the dough forms a large, soft ball - about 5-10 minutes.
- Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and brush the top with a little extra oil.
- Cover the bowl with a damp towel and let the dough rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Divide the dough in half and punch it down.
- Roll each half into a large rectangle.
- Mix the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl and sprinkle over each loaf.
- Roll up the loaves tightly and let rest for a few minutes before putting in the oven.
- Bake on a cookie sheet or baking stone for 30 minutes, or until it sounds hollow.