Cinnamon Swirl Bread

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Cinnamon Bread in White Pyrex Loaf Pan and a Slice in a White Plate
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I can’t think of a loaf that tastes like my childhood more than this cinnamon swirl loaf. I am pretty sure that my mom made this more than any other treat for us while we were growing up, and I’m also pretty sure that this is a Company’s Coming recipe. In fact I bet if I went through my books, it would be in there somewhere! I’m just not sure which one it comes from, but I do know that my Mom has been making this loaf since the 1980’s.

It’s super easy to make, which is why I am sure that my mom made it so much. You literally put all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix them together, excepting the topping, of course.

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And the topping?

Not really a topping.

It’s more of this delicious sugary bliss that you swirl through the middle of the loaf, adding a delicious little surprise to the middle of the loaf!

Cinnamon Swirl Loaf in a White Pyrex loaf pan with Floral print

This is also the BEST way to use up sour milk in your fridge.

Oh, wait.

Maybe THAT’S why my mom used this recipe all the time when we were kids. The original recipe calls for buttermilk, but soured milk works perfectly. You can do the old trick of adding in a tsp of vinegar to the milk to sour it, but you can use real ( as in, soured all by itself) milk and it’s amazing.
Cinnamon Swirl Loaf in a White Pyrex loaf pan with Floral print on White Background

Who else has eaten this loaf? I’m sure that there are some of you out there, I can’t be the only one!

Happy Baking, Babes!

Love you more than chocolate,



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Cinnamon Swirl Bread

This Cinnamon Swirl Bread is a recipe my mom has made for decades! A delicious quick bread that has a cinnamon swirl and topping!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Total Time
1 hour
Karlynn Johnston


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Cinnamon Topping

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter softened


  • Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.
  • In a small bowl mix together all topping ingredients (you can double the amounts if desired for more cinnamon swirl).
  • In a large bowl combine all the cake ingredients and mix until well combined.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared baking dish.
  • Sprinkle the topping mixture over the batter, then run through with a knife to create a swirl pattern.
  • Bake for about 45 minutes, or until the cake tests done.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 309kcal, Carbohydrates: 52g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 41mg, Sodium: 355mg, Potassium: 176mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 31g, Vitamin A: 160IU, Calcium: 95mg, Iron: 1.5mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Jill Armstrong says

    I made this on the weekend – an instant hit

  2. Mary Ann Hyndman Smith says

    I made this delicious loaf, using homemade oat flour, soured cashew milk , Natural Pastures Cultured Butter and Good cinnamon!
    Really delicious! Thanks for posting the recipe!

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