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Cinnamon Swirl Donut Bread

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This Cinnamon Swirl Donut Bread is like a cross between your favorite cinnamon bread and a donut. To me, that combination is pretty epic!

I love new sweet bread recipes and so does my family. After you make this cinnamon swirl donut bread you are going to want to try our super moist Pumpkin Bread or this cream cheese stuffed Banana Bread. Do you have a favorite bread recipe?

Cinnamon Swirl Donut Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Donut Bread

Baking with my kids on chilly fall days is one of my favorite things to do. Being in the kitchen making something is a great bonding experience. Once we’re done, it’s great to sit down with warm cinnamon swirl donut bread and a hot cup of cocoa. Yum!

Cinnamon Swirl Donut Bread

How to make Cinnamon Swirl Donut Bread

This recipe makes one small loaf.

Bread Ingredients

  • 1/4 C canola oil
  • 1/4 C unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 C sugar
  • 2 large eggs (room temp)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C buttermilk *
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp molasses

*You can use 1/2 C whole milk mixed with 1/2 tsp white vinegar as a substitute for buttermilk.

Coating Ingredients

  • 1/2 C unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 1/4 C brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Cinnamon Swirl Donut Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Donut Bread Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix oil, butter, and sugar in a bowl until combined.
  3. Stir in eggs and vanilla until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Gently begin adding the dry ingredients and the buttermilk*,
  5. stirring until the batter has formed.
  6. Scrape sides of the bowl so those ingredients can also be included in the batter.
  7. Make sure that there are no lumps.
  8. Remove 1/2 cup of the batter. Add it to a smaller bowl. Set aside. Now add the cinnamon and molasses. Stir to mix well.
  9. Prepped the loaf pan by spraying it with a baking spray.
  10. Begin by scooping in half of the bread batter into the loaf pan. Smooth this out in the bottom of the pan.
  11. Spoon half of the cinnamon/molasses batter on top of the bread batter.
  12. Scoop the remaining bread batter on top of the cinnamon/molasses batter carefully.
  13. Spoon the remaining cinnamon/molasses batter on top of the bread batter.
  14. Using a butter knife or a toothpick swirl the batters together.
  15. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.
  16. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes while still in the loaf.
  17. Gently loosen the edges and the sides of the loaf from the pan.
  18. Using your hands carefully remove the loaf from the pan.
  19. Prepare the coating for the loaf while it is cooling.
  20. Pour the melted butter in a large shallow dish. Add both sugars and cinnamon stirring to mix well.
  21. Dip each side of the loaf into the melted butter until coated.
  22. Spoon the melted butter on the edges.
  23. Carefully take the bread out of the melted butter and place each side into the sugar cinnamon mix ensuring that the side is well coated. Sprinkle the sugar-cinnamon mixture on top of the bread.

Cinnamon Swirl Donut Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Donut Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Donut Bread

Published By Jill
This Cinnamon Swirl Donut Bread is like a cross between your favorite cinnamon bread and a donut. To me, that combination is pretty epic!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Cool 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 slices
Calories 320 kcal

Ingredients
  

Bread:

  • 1/4 C canola oil
  • 1/4 C unsalted butter softened
  • 1 C sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temp
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C buttermilk *
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp molasses

Coating:

  • 1/2 C unsalted butter melted
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 1/4 C brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix oil, butter, and sugar in a bowl until combined.
  • Stir in eggs and vanilla until the mixture is smooth.
  • Gently begin adding the dry ingredients and the buttermilk*,
  • stirring until the batter has formed.
  • Scrape sides of the bowl so those ingredients can also be included in the batter.
  • Make sure that there are no lumps.
  • Remove 1/2 cup of the batter. Add it to a smaller bowl. Set aside. Now add the cinnamon and molasses. Stir to mix well.
  • Prepped the loaf pan by spraying it with a baking spray.
  • Begin by scooping in half of the bread batter into the loaf pan. Smooth this out in the bottom of the pan.
  • Spoon half of the cinnamon/molasses batter on top of the bread batter.
  • Scoop the remaining bread batter on top of the cinnamon/molasses batter carefully.
  • Spoon the remaining cinnamon/molasses batter on top of the bread batter.
  • Using a butter knife or a toothpick swirl the batters together.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes while still in the loaf.
  • Gently loosen the edges and the sides of the loaf from the pan.
  • Using your hands carefully remove the loaf from the pan.
  • Prepare the coating for the loaf while it is cooling.
  • Pour the melted butter in a large shallow dish. Add both sugars and cinnamon stirring to mix well.
  • Dip each side of the loaf into the melted butter until coated.
  • Spoon the melted butter on the edges.
  • Carefully take the bread out of the melted butter and place each side into the sugar cinnamon mix ensuring that the side is well coated. Sprinkle the sugar-cinnamon mixture on top of the bread.

Notes

*You can use 1/2 C whole milk mixed with 1/2 tsp white vinegar as a substitute for buttermilk.

Nutrition

Calories: 320kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 3gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 124mgPotassium: 95mgSugar: 26gVitamin A: 420IUCalcium: 47mgIron: 1mg
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