This recipe for Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread makes a tasty breakfast treat! Delicious pieces of homemade bread dough, covered in cinnamon and a yummy glaze! The best part is, it comes together in less than an hour!!
Quick Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread
Hello there my Lil’Luna friends! It’s Gina from Kleinworth & Co. & I’m back today to share a family-favorite recipe. Our family LOVES cinnamon, so it’s pretty common for us to find all sorts of recipes that we can use it in year round. This recipe for Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread is one of those recipes, and let me tell you, it is AMAZING. It’s like taking cinnamon rolls & smashing them together in a loaf pan. My cinnamon loving family definitely loves it & requests it quite often. Now that I have shortened the prep time I really have no good excuse to deny their request!
I used to make this recipe with a classic dough. But mixing, waiting, kneading, rising & even more waiting was becoming unbearable. I wanted to make this recipe in about an hour, not wait for several hours between each step for the dough to rise. So after several tests with some rapid rise methods & recipes in my stack, I finally settled on this one that turned out perfectly. I can create this in just over an hour & that’s with just 25 minutes of rest & rise time & about 25 minutes of baking. So not too bad & definitely worth it. It’s absolutely DELICIOUS!
How to make Cinnamon Pull Aparts:
Preheat oven to 180 degrees. In your mixer bowl, whisk sugar, yeast, salt and flour. In a separate bowl, combine water, milk & butter. Heat the bowl of wet ingredients in the microwave for about 1 minute or until it reaches 115 degrees (any hotter & you will kill your yeast). Pour into the dry mixture, and use a dough hook to knead for 3-4 minutes or until smooth & elastic (add more flour if necessary). Cover tightly with plastic & let rest about 5 minutes.
Drop rested dough on lightly floured surface and press/shape into a large rectangle. Melt butter for filling and brush onto your dough. In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and sugar, then sprinkle evenly over buttered dough. Cut dough lengthwise into 4 large strips, stack each strip on top of each other, and then cut into squares. Loosely place squares standing on end in a prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle any remaining cinnamon and sugar you may have over the top. Place in your 180 degree oven, then turn oven off and allow the dough to rise for 20 minutes (don’t open oven door!). Preheat oven to 375 degrees and bake for another 25 -30 minutes. Remove and allow to cool in pan while you make your glaze. Drizzle over your cooled pull apart bread loaf, serve, and enjoy!
Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread makes the perfect Saturday morning breakfast & certainly beats something store bought. You really have to give it a try! It’s phenomenal!
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Recipe for Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread:
Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread Recipe
- 4-4 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp rapid rise yeast
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup cool water
- 2/3 cup milk
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter diced
- 1/4 cup butter melted
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
- 1-2 tbsp milk
Preheat oven to 180 degrees
In your mixer bowl, whisk sugar, yeast, salt & 4 cups of flour
In a separate medium bowl, combine water, milk & butter
Heat in microwave about 1 minute or until it reaches approx 115 degrees (any hotter & you will kill your yeast)
Pour into dry mixture & use dough hook to knead 3-4 minutes or until smooth & elastic (add more flour if necessary)
Cover tightly with plastic & let rest about 5 minutes
Spray loaf pan with cooking spray- set aside
Drop rested dough on lightly floured surface & press & shape into a large rectangle
Melt butter for filling & brush on your dough
In a small bowl combine cinnamon & sugar & sprinkle evenly over buttered dough
Cut dough lengthwise into 4 large strips & stack each strip on top of each other
Cut into squares & loosely place on end in loaf pan
Sprinkle any remaining cinnamon & sugar you may have over the top
Place in your 180 degree oven- turn oven off & allow to rise for 20 minutes (don't open door)
Remove after 20 minutes & preheat oven to 375 degrees
Bake 25 -30 minutes or until deep golden brown
Remove & allow to cool in pan while you make your glaze
Combine milk & confectioners sugar in small bowl & whisk to combine
Drizzle over baked bread & enjoy!
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