Cinnamon Twist Bread

Cinnamon Twist Bread

Cinnamon twist bread is a next-level cinnamon bread recipe. If you can make cinnamon rolls, then you can make this delicious bread!
Course bread, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 279kcal
Author I Heart Eating



  • 1/3 cup low-fat milk
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water 105F – 115F
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter softened


  • Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan; set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, stir milk, sugar, and butter together. Heat over low heat just until butter melts and sugar dissolves. Cool to about 100-105 F.
  • Pour the milk mixture into the bowl of a stand mixer.
  • Add the yeast and warm water.
  • Add 2 cups flour and salt to yeast mixture. Using a dough hook, mix on low speed for about 1 minute.
  • With the mixer still going, add remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time. Mix about 1 ½ minutes, or until dough starts to clean the sides of the bowl.
  • Knead on low speed for about 2 more minutes, or until dough is smooth and elastic – the dough will still be slightly sticky to the touch.
  • Place dough in a greased bowl, turning it to grease the top. Cover the dough with a clean, dry dish towel.
  • Let it rise in a warm place, free from draft, for about 25 minutes.
  • Turn the dough onto a floured surface, and roll into a 12x9-inch rectangle.
  • Stir filling ingredients together, and spread over dough. Since the filling is a little crumbly, I gently press it into the dough to help it stick.
  • Roll up lengthwise, pinching seam to seal.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut down the middle of the roll, leaving one end attached.
  • Twist the bread end over end and place in prepared pan, tucking ends under the loaf.
  • Cover the baking dish with the dish towel, and let the dough rise for about 20 minutes, or until the loaf is just reaching the top of the pan.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Bake at 45-60 minutes, or until the bread is ready. If the loaf is browning too quickly, tent with aluminum foil.
  • Let cool in pan for 15 minutes. 
  • Remove to wire rack to finish cooling.


*Nutrition values are estimates.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1.7mg