Amish Cinnamon Bread

Tender and moist with sweet cinnamon and sugar permeating every crumb, this Amish Cinnamon Bread is not the sort of recipe that one casually bakes and leaves on the counter unattended. It makes for such a delicious treat for brunch or as a snack. It’s also perfect for holiday (or anytime) gift giving!

Tender and moist with sweet cinnamon and sugar permeating every crumb, this Amish Cinnamon Bread is not the sort of recipe that one casually bakes and leaves on the counter unattended. It makes for such a delicious treat for brunch or as a snack. It’s also perfect for holiday (or anytime) gift giving!

Quick breads like this Amish Cinnamon Bread are some of my absolute favorite recipes to make. I love them because they’re so super easy and this one with the swirl of cinnamon-sugar and topped with even more is absolutely heavenly. A thick slab of it is fabulous with coffee, tea, or hot cocoa as a morning breakfast treat, but it also makes a special afternoon snack.

What Is Amish Cinnamon Bread?

As the name suggests, Amish Cinnamon Bread was inspired by the Amish. This cinnamon bread tastes just like the Amish make and sell at farmer’s markets.

This quick cinnamon bread recipe is the alternative to Amish Friendship Bread. Amish Friendship Bread is made with a sourdough starter. You grow the starter on your counter for 10 days, stirring it and feeding it and loving on it, and then at the end of the 10 days you make the bread and share 2 cups of the starter with two friends and keep a cup growing on your counter for next time. It tastes very similar, but there’s no 10 days of waiting before you can enjoy it. Even though Amish Friendship bread tastes incredible, it’s such a long process to make it, I never end up hassling with it. This recipe is perfect, though, because you can whip it up in no time and enjoy it the same day!

Tender and moist with sweet cinnamon and sugar permeating every crumb, this Amish Cinnamon Bread is not the sort of recipe that one casually bakes and leaves on the counter unattended. It makes for such a delicious treat for brunch or as a snack. It’s also perfect for holiday (or anytime) gift giving!

How Do You Make Amish Cinnamon Bread? No Starter Required!

Start this recipe by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and spray a loaf pan with nonstick spray and then lightly flour.

Cream together butter, buttermilk, sour cream, sugar and egg in a large bowl with a hand mixer. Don’t try to substitute the buttermilk with anything! Buttermilk is what makes this bread so darn moist. You absolutely need buttermilk for this quick bread recipe. The lactic acid present is what will allow the baking soda to produce the leavening gas (carbon dioxide).

Don’t have buttermilk? Most folks don’t typically keep buttermilk in the house. Save yourself a trip to the store and make your own at home. Measure 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice in a measuring cup. Then, add enough milk (1%, 2%, or whole) to the same measuring cup until it reaches 1 cup. Stir it around and let sit for 5 minutes. The homemade “buttermilk” will be somewhat curdled and ready to use in your recipe.

The sour cream also makes this bread extra moist and fluffy. This ingredient is not a must, so no worries if you don’t have it on-hand.
Add in flour and baking soda, continue mixing until well combined.

Tender and moist with sweet cinnamon and sugar permeating every crumb, this Amish Cinnamon Bread is not the sort of recipe that one casually bakes and leaves on the counter unattended. It makes for such a delicious treat for brunch or as a snack. It’s also perfect for holiday (or anytime) gift giving!

Spread half of the batter in the loaf pan.

Tender and moist with sweet cinnamon and sugar permeating every crumb, this Amish Cinnamon Bread is not the sort of recipe that one casually bakes and leaves on the counter unattended. It makes for such a delicious treat for brunch or as a snack. It’s also perfect for holiday (or anytime) gift giving!

Make the cinnamon-sugar mixture by combining sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl.
Tender and moist with sweet cinnamon and sugar permeating every crumb, this Amish Cinnamon Bread is not the sort of recipe that one casually bakes and leaves on the counter unattended. It makes for such a delicious treat for brunch or as a snack. It’s also perfect for holiday (or anytime) gift giving!

Sprinkle ¾ of the cinnamon-sugar mixture on top of the batter in the loaf pan.
Tender and moist with sweet cinnamon and sugar permeating every crumb, this Amish Cinnamon Bread is not the sort of recipe that one casually bakes and leaves on the counter unattended. It makes for such a delicious treat for brunch or as a snack. It’s also perfect for holiday (or anytime) gift giving!

Add remaining batter on top.
Tender and moist with sweet cinnamon and sugar permeating every crumb, this Amish Cinnamon Bread is not the sort of recipe that one casually bakes and leaves on the counter unattended. It makes for such a delicious treat for brunch or as a snack. It’s also perfect for holiday (or anytime) gift giving!

Spread the batter out, evenly over the top.
Tender and moist with sweet cinnamon and sugar permeating every crumb, this Amish Cinnamon Bread is not the sort of recipe that one casually bakes and leaves on the counter unattended. It makes for such a delicious treat for brunch or as a snack. It’s also perfect for holiday (or anytime) gift giving!

And then sprinkle remaining cinnamon-sugar on top of this.
Tender and moist with sweet cinnamon and sugar permeating every crumb, this Amish Cinnamon Bread is not the sort of recipe that one casually bakes and leaves on the counter unattended. It makes for such a delicious treat for brunch or as a snack. It’s also perfect for holiday (or anytime) gift giving!

Cinnamon Sugar Swirls!

To make the signature cinnamon-sugar swirls, you just use a knife or spatula and swirl from one side to the other, the entire length of the loaf pan. It will look a little like a wiggly snake.

Tender and moist with sweet cinnamon and sugar permeating every crumb, this Amish Cinnamon Bread is not the sort of recipe that one casually bakes and leaves on the counter unattended. It makes for such a delicious treat for brunch or as a snack. It’s also perfect for holiday (or anytime) gift giving!

Do not stress about the swirl pattern, though. Every time I make this Amish Cinnamon Bread, it comes out differently.

Sometimes there are more swirls so the cinnamon-sugar is more evenly dispersed throughout the bread. I think this looks prettier but when the swirls aren’t so spread out i.e. thicker strips of cinnamon in the bread, then you get these amazing more concentrated patches of delicious cinnamon-sugar which reminds me of cinnamon rolls.

Either way, it is so, so scrumptious.

Tender and moist with sweet cinnamon and sugar permeating every crumb, this Amish Cinnamon Bread is not the sort of recipe that one casually bakes and leaves on the counter unattended. It makes for such a delicious treat for brunch or as a snack. It’s also perfect for holiday (or anytime) gift giving!

Bake bread for 50 minutes. Oh and it will make your house smell amazing!
Allow it to cool for 15 minutes before slicing it. If you can possibly wait that long! 🙂

Tender and moist with sweet cinnamon and sugar permeating every crumb, this Amish Cinnamon Bread is not the sort of recipe that one casually bakes and leaves on the counter unattended. It makes for such a delicious treat for brunch or as a snack. It’s also perfect for holiday (or anytime) gift giving!

There is just nothing like the warm, sweet scent of cinnamon bread straight out of the oven. Especially on a chilly morning wearing fuzzy slippers and sippin’ chai tea.

Tender and moist with sweet cinnamon and sugar permeating every crumb, this Amish Cinnamon Bread is not the sort of recipe that one casually bakes and leaves on the counter unattended. It makes for such a delicious treat for brunch or as a snack. It’s also perfect for holiday (or anytime) gift giving!

Quick bread should never be bland or dry. This bread is neither. If you can wait, this melt-in-your-mouth bread is even more flavorful and moist on day 2. It takes A LOT of willpower, so umm… you definitely don’t have to wait. But similar to how banana bread and carrot cake’s flavor intensifies overnight, this bread is just the same.

Tender and moist with sweet cinnamon and sugar permeating every crumb, this Amish Cinnamon Bread is not the sort of recipe that one casually bakes and leaves on the counter unattended. It makes for such a delicious treat for brunch or as a snack. It’s also perfect for holiday (or anytime) gift giving!

So, so delicious! I hope your family enjoys it just as much as mine does!

Tender and moist with sweet cinnamon and sugar permeating every crumb, this Amish Cinnamon Bread is not the sort of recipe that one casually bakes and leaves on the counter unattended. It makes for such a delicious treat for brunch or as a snack. It’s also perfect for holiday (or anytime) gift giving!

More Favorite Quick Bread Recipes:

2 Hour Crockpot Bread
Easy Ciabatta Bread
Bread Machine Italian Bread
Slow Cooker Whole Wheat Bread
Cucumber Bread
Pumpkin Bread Rolls
Chocolate Carrot Bread

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Tender and moist with sweet cinnamon and sugar permeating every crumb, this Amish Cinnamon Bread is not the sort of recipe that one casually bakes and leaves on the counter unattended. It makes for such a delicious treat for brunch or as a snack. It’s also perfect for holiday (or anytime) gift giving!

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Tender and moist with sweet cinnamon and sugar permeating every crumb, this Amish Cinnamon Bread is not the sort of recipe that one casually bakes and leaves on the counter unattended. It makes for such a delicious treat for brunch or as a snack. It’s also perfect for holiday (or anytime) gift giving!

Amish Cinnamon Bread

Tender and moist with sweet cinnamon and sugar permeating every crumb, this Amish Cinnamon Bread is not the sort of recipe that one casually bakes and leaves on the counter unattended. It makes for such a delicious treat for brunch or as a snack. It’s also perfect for holiday (or anytime) gift giving!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Amish Cinnamon Bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 245 kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Cinnamon Sugar

  • cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a 9x5 loaf pan with nonstick spray and then lightly flour.
  3. Cream together butter, buttermilk, sour cream, sugar and egg in a large bowl with hand mixer.
  4. Add in flour and baking soda, continue mixing until well combined.
  5. Spread ½ of batter in loaf pan.
  6. To make cinnamon sugar mixture, combine sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and stir. Sprinkle ¾ of the cinnamon sugar mixture on top of the batter in loaf pan.
  7. Add remaining batter on top. And then sprinkle remaining cinnamon sugar on top of this.
  8. Use a knife to swirl the cinnamon sugar mixture on top, creating a swirly design.
  9. Bake for 50 minutes.
  10. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before slicing it.

Recipe Notes

You can double the recipe and use 2 loaf pans.

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