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Cinnamon Bread Recipe

The BEST Cinnamon Bread recipe ever! #cinnamonbread

I love the warm foods that most people associate with the holidays.

In our family there are two things my mom makes that we ALL crave and beg for once the weather cools down – Cinnamon Bread and Homemade Donuts. Well, I’m happy to report my friends that I have tutorials and recipes for both, but you’re going to have to wait another week for the donuts. Today, I will be sharing our favorite Cinnamon Bread Recipe. The recipe comes from a family friend from church, and it’s the one my mom has used for years! This is the yummiest and gooey-est Cinnamon Bread I have ever tried, and I know you will love it just as much as we do!

Just FYI, it calls for 17 cups of flour which means it makes a pretty big batch – 5 LOAVES!! But, if that’s too much for you, you can half the recipe or freeze the extra loaves. Whenever we have made this, 5 loaves is never enough because everyone loves it!! And trust me – if you take this to neighbors or friends they will love you forever. :)

Here’s the recipe:

Cinnamon Bread Recipe
  • 2 TB salt
  • 1 lb. brown sugar
  • ½ cup margarine
  • 4 cups hot water
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 2 TB dry yeast
  • 17 cups flour approximately
  • 4 cups sugar
  • ½ cup cinnamon
  1. In a large mixing bowl, add salt, brown sugar, margarine and hot water. Let dissolve.
  2. Add cold water.
  3. Then sprinkle dry yeast on top and let bubble for 5 minutes.
  4. Add flour. Stir together until soft. You may need to add a little more flour until it is soft. (NOTE: This is a very soft and semi-sticky dough.) Knead the dough. Let rise for approximately 1½ hours.
  5. Punch down dough and divide into 5 loaves.
  6. Mix cinnamon and sugar together.
  7. Roll out dough (on a floured surface) to the width of your bread pan (a regular size bread pan). Spray with water so cinnamon and sugar mixture stick better. Add ¾ cup of cinnamon/sugar mix to your dough.
  8. Roll dough up and drop into greased bread pan. Let rise for 20 minutes.
  9. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.



Half all the ingredients. We still used just under 10 cups of flour – you want it to still be sticky and the dough needs to be soft. The more flour you use the harder it comes out. 😉

The recipe normally calls for 5 regular bread pans (9.5″ x 5.25″ x  2.75″). When halving use 2 regular size pans and one smaller pan (8.5″ x 4.5″ x 2.75″)

Cook all pans for the same time (between 40-45 minutes)

We also put all pans in at the same time. 😉

{Letting the yeast dissolve – The mixed dough – still sticky and soft}

{Spraying the dough down with a little water helps the cinnamon/sugar mixture to stick better}

{Sprinkle on your cinnamon/sugar mixture – Spread evenly on dough}

 {Drop your loaves seam-side down into your greased pans}

The yummiest and gooey-est Cinnamon Bread recipe ever!The yummiest and gooey-est Cinnamon Bread recipe ever!The yummiest and gooey-est Cinnamon Bread recipe ever!The yummiest and gooey-est Cinnamon Bread recipe ever!The yummiest and gooey-est Cinnamon Bread recipe ever!

This is truly the best Cinnamon Bread recipe ever, and I think you’ll agree.

My kid eat this stuff like it was candy (it practically is!) Not sure about you but you know it’s a hit when it’s gooey and lasts for a long time without getting dry.

Let me know what you think of it!

For more yummy Bread Recipes from Lil’ Luna be sure to check out:

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Glazed Lemon Zucchini Bread recipe - SO good!

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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 7 to 6 months) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.
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