Cinnamon Swirl Bread

This is a family favourite and is requested by my parents and brother for every family occasion.  It is soooooo good!  Especially warm.  I recommend baking two!!!


For the dough:

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. safe butter alternative*  (*I use Omega Nutrition brand coconut oil or Earth Balance brand margarine)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups bread flour* (*we don’t have issues with wheat so I can use this but experiment with alternative safe flours for your family)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. active dry yeast (“for breadmakers” is good)

For the Filling:

  • 1/4 cup melted safe butter alternative*   (*coconut oil or earth balance margarine for example)
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1-3 tbsp. brown sugar, packed (*I use 1 instead of 3 if I’m trying to be healthy or wish a less-sweet bread)


  1. Place all dough ingredients, in order, one at a time, into your bread maker. Set to Dough Cycle.  Mine takes about 2 hours.  If you do not have a bread maker you can do it old school -mixing and kneading the dough.  Giving it time to rise…
  2. Once the dough is ready, roll it out into a large rectangle (approx 1/8″ thick).
  3. Next, mix the following filling ingredients together and spread evenly over the rectangle of dough.
  4. Roll up the dough jelly-roll style (the long end) to get a nice big log.  Pinch seam closed and place seam side down on a greased cookie sheet (use your butter alternative for this).  Cover with a clean tea towel and allow to rise for 30-45 minutes.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 18-25 minutes.  Bread should make a hollow sound when tapped.

Bon Appetit!


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