Cinnamon Quick Bread

I've also been baking like crazy this week. I bought bags of lemons and oranges and now there's lots of citrus-y desserts everywhere.

Now for a quick post featuring a quick bread: Cinnamon Quick Bread.
I just typed quicky bread. Heh heh heh.


I'm not sure why it never occurred to me to create a recipe for cinnamon bread. When I went to Silver Dollar City a few weeks ago, people were lined up to buy their cinnamon bread. They sell little loaves of cinnamon bread there, and I think they put a glaze on it.


I couldn't stop thinking about cinnamon bread, so when I got home I whipped up a recipe for one.


Basic, simple ingredients (flour, leavening, salt, butter, cinnamon, sugar and eggs) are mixed together and poured into a loaf pan. A cinnamon-brown sugar topping is sprinkled on top before baking.


Forty minutes later you have a beautifully baked loaf of bread and your kitchen smells like cinnamon and brown sugar.

It tastes delicious, too!

Cinnamon Quick Bread

2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/3 cup granulated sugar
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Crumb Topping
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter cut into small pieces

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a (9-inch) loaf pan with cooking spray.

In a medium mixing bowl sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; whisk in sugar. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together melted butter, eggs, milk and vanilla until well combined; whisk dry ingredients into wet until combined. Place batter into prepared pan.

To make the crumb topping, in a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, flour and cinnamon until combined. Knead in butter using fingertips until well incorporated and clumps form; sprinkle over bread batter.

Bake 35-40 minutes or until golden brown, well risen, and a toothpick inserted into loaf comes out with moist crumbs attached. Cool on a wire rack.

Makes 1 loaf


  1. I love cinnamon, and can't wait for the cooler weather to try making this! Cinnamon scented goodies, on a crisp fall day ... heaven!

  2. Oh I truly love cinnamon! Your bread looks divine...what a smell it would leave wafting through the kitchen and house !

  3. Transfering to Wordpress is plenty of work but you will be happy once you are there. The time involved is the reason I haven't moved over myself.Looks like you and Eric will be eating quick meals until then.

  4. I kind of like the name Quicky Bread! You should use it.

    If everyone were eating your cinnamon bread, I could understand why it sold out so quickly. However, I can't imagine what they were actually buying was better than this.

    All of the cool kids are at WordPress. *Sigh*. I've moved around the net enough these days, so I'll be a loser and stay at Blogger. I do feel sort of technically dumb for not wanting to bother with Wordpress!

  5. I just printed this recipe ... I love when I have all the ingredients on hand for a recipe!!! This will be great for the brunch I am having on Sunday :-) Thanks!

  6. I just completed a a redesign and transfer from Blogger to Wordpress and absolutely LOVE WP. Can be confusing at first but so much more intuitive. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions. I'm still working through reformating a ton of stuff but the site if fully functioning.

  7. Good luck with the transfer! I really like Wordpress

    And this is such a yummy bread with that lovely crumbly topping :)

  8. Yum, I love quick bread. I bet this is delicious warm with a bit of butter.

  9. I love cinnamon.

    Are you moving yourself to Wordpress or are you having someone do it for you? I'm at Typepad, I've heard it's very, very difficult to make the transition. Not so much with Blogger, though. I would love to make the switch but would need to pay someone to do it for me.

  10. Mmm, cinnamon! Mmm, bread! I can only love your combination:)

  11. nothing wrong with quickbread or a quicky ;)

  12. Mmmm...sounds so good! And I have all the ingredients on hand. Awesome!

  13. I switched to WP and I am SO glad I did. Hang in there, it will be worth it. If you have questions I can try to help! Can't wait to see the new look!

  14. cinnamon in, atop, and all around--the perfect bread. :)

  15. This bread looks delicious. Kudos to you making the move on youw own. Though may I ask why you chose to do so? I'm contemplating doing it, just want to know the reason behind people changing!

  16. This looks like my kind of cake! I adore cinnamon and now you've got me craving cinnamon bread.

  17. I feel your blog/wordpress pain! :) I'm just trying to do simple things (like add a button with a grab box) and I can't figure out how to do it... i'm very slow and confused all the time when it comes to html... makes me just want to hire someone to do it for me! :) and I haven't even attempted wordpress! Good luck!

    The bread sounds heavenly! Especially with some of the cooler weather coming our way in California!

  18. Mmmm sounds perfect for a Saturday morning...or any morning the topping..thanks for sharing!

  19. Many people still do not know there are many benefits of cinnamon other than the taste being great. Your recipes are great. Looking forward to baking this.

  20. This looks fabulou, and the baking cinnamon would have such a nice smell.

  21. I made this bread for a breakfast I had on Saturday - everyone loved it!! Thanks for the recipe! I linked back to you in my latest post.

  22. Hi, I made this bread over the weekend. It turned out great. I think you left out when to add the sugar. I knew it went in with the butter mixture, but you might want to clarify for other readers. Love your blog! Good luck with the transition.

  23. oh yum. i have never had cinnamon bread. not sure why... and it looks delish.

  24. Thankse everyone!

    Lorie, I paid a hosting company to switch everything to their server. The problem is I can't find a layout that I like for Wordpress. Then I tried using a programs where you design your own site and it's way too difficult to use.

    Rebekah, I feel YOUR pain.

    Jolene, glad you liked it!

    LaVon, thank you for catching that! I fixed the recipe. I'm happy that you made it.

  25. Looks wonderful, Emily!

    Good luck!

  26. Cinnamon is by far one of my favorite ingredients. This looks wonderful. I can almost smell it if I try hard enough. :)