Cinnamon Swirl Loaf

This Cinnamon Swirl Loaf has a soft vanilla cake base with a cinnamon sugar swirl throughout the centre.  SO good.

Cinnamon Swirl Loaf {A Pretty Life}

This Cinnamon Swirl Loaf is one of those breads that is such a treat.  It’s rich, moist and cinnamon-y.  It’s the kind of loaf that you will want to make over and over again because you can’t resist it’s deliciousness.  I mean just look at that crunch sugar crust… and the tender vanilla cake.  Oh my.

Cinnamon Swirl Loaf {A Pretty Life}

This bread is so delicious even it is smiling!

Cinnamon Swirl Loaf {A Pretty Life}

And when you are baking this bread in your oven, your house is going to smell ah-mazing.  And I’m willing to bet that when it’s done, this loaf won’t last more than a day or two in your home.  It’s irresistible.  I love to make this for lazy Sunday mornings or coffee dates with friends.  I hope you try it.  Enjoy!



Cinnamon Swirl Loaf


This Cinnamon Swirl Loaf has a soft vanilla cake base with a cinnamon sugar swirl throughout the centre.  SO good.



Cinnamon Swirl Loaf:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Cinnamon/Sugar Mix:

  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup sugar


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare your loaf pan: either grease it, or line with wax or parchment paper.
  3. Combine the 2 tbsp cinnamon and 1/3 cup sugar, and set aside.
  4. In a mixer, cream the butter and sugar until smooth.
  5. Add the eggs and mix well.
  6. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  7. In measuring cup mix together the buttermilk and vanilla.
  8. Add the flour mix, alternating with the buttermilk, to the butter mix. Combine.
  9. Add 1/2 of the batter to the loaf pan, then sprinkle on 1/2 of the cinnamon/sugar mix. Then using a fork, stir it a little into the batter.
  10. Add the rest of the batter and sprinkle on the rest of the cinnamon/sugar mix. Stir again, just a little.
  11. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.

Recipe from Best of Bridge

More delicious loaf recipes:

Peanut Butter Bread

Have a delicious day!

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  • Reply Courtenay@Creek Line House September 14, 2012 at 2:51 PM


  • Reply Ali Richardson September 14, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    Oh man, trouble!

  • Reply How2home September 14, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    Cinnamon loafs are my absolute favorite thing to eat on this planet. Jo-anna!!!!!! You read my mind 🙂 Thank u for sharing this recipe with us! I need to make it this weekend now 🙂

  • Reply the authentic nut September 14, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    Wow! Looks fantastic, great photos, thanks for the recipe : D

  • Reply Pretend Chef September 15, 2012 at 12:51 AM

    Oh my! I need to make this for breakfast this weekend!

  • Reply Theresa September 15, 2012 at 1:04 AM

    I have to say I am a cinnamon girl & this recipe looks amazing. I am pinning it. Thanks for the recipe! Drop by & link up anytime btw @

  • Reply Stephanie @ henry happened September 15, 2012 at 2:03 AM

    That does look divine – I would love to start the day with a slice of that and a cup of coffee!

  • Reply Anu@My Dream Canvas September 15, 2012 at 4:38 AM

    This looks delicious. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas.

  • Reply Lori September 15, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    Mmmm, this looks divine. My Mum used to make this when I was little. She’s coming out this week, and I am going to make this for her using your recipe!

  • Reply moonsword September 15, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    lol…I’d give it a day at the most in our house. In fact it would be living on borrowed time if it smells like cinnamony heaven…my favorite! Many thanks for the recipe!

  • Reply Katie September 16, 2012 at 3:20 AM

    How beautiful!

    Katie @ Horrific Knits

  • Reply K Coake September 16, 2012 at 3:44 AM

    Wow! That looks really yummy. I’m pinning it and hope to make it tomorrow morning.

  • Reply hardydanielle September 17, 2012 at 7:27 PM

    Mmm i can just taste it! I am quite a fan of anything cinnamon, so this looks like one delicious recipe i gotta try 🙂

  • Reply The Passionate Home September 19, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    I think we would be best friends…my two favorites, coffee and cinnamon together! thanks for sharing! C

  • Reply Kelly@lilypadcottage November 1, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    oh yum! Pinning this!

  • Reply Jocie@TheBetterHalf November 2, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    That looks sooo yummy, Jo-Anna! I LOVE cinnamon breads!
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  • Reply Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers November 2, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    You are killing me here with all of these recipes! These look so good.

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