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Cinnamon Ribbon Bread

Have fun baking this simple cinnamon bread recipe with easily available ingredients available at home. 

slice of cinnamon ribbon bread

This cinnamon ribbon bread recipe is an absolute lifesaver when you want to bake something yummy and nutritious, but don’t want to deal with piles of dirty dishes. No mixer needed; just dump everything in a bowl, and voila! The cinnamony touch and the deliciousness of light, fluffy bread make it one of our favorite recipes.

Why Do We Love Cinnamon Bread?

There are so many cinnamon recipes on the internet, but this one is my all-time favorite. When I get an itch to bake something fulfilling and warm to feed my family, this is the recipe I turn toward. Not only is it utterly delicious, but this cinnamon bread recipe is quick, and anyone from a beginner to an expert can make it without a problem.

cinnamon ribbon bread

Ingredients for Cinnamon Bread

If you are wondering what ingredients we used in Cinnamon ribbon bread, don’t worry, as all the ingredients are easily available in your pantry. Here is a quick breakdown of all the ingredients:

  • 3 ¼ c flour- no bread recipe is complete without the Flour- Of Course!
  • 1 packet of rapid rise yeast- to give our bread that fluffiness and rise.
  • 1 ½ c warm water- for dispersing all the dry ingredients, especially for activating the yeast.
  • ½ c sugar- you need sugar to make your break sweet and yummy.
  • ½ c butter, melted- for the incredible texture and flavor.
  • A pinch of salt- To take the taste to the next level.

Ingredients for Filling:

  • ½ c melted butter
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • ½ c sugar

Easy Cinnamon Bread Recipe

  • In a large mixing bowl, add flour and make a well in the middle of the flour.
  • Add yeast and sugar to the center of the flour well. 
  • Add warm water (110 is the ideal temperature, aim for water no warmer than you might make a baby bottle)
  • Don’t stir YET!
  • Let the yeast bloom for 15 minutes. The liquid will be foamy when it is ready!
  • Add melted butter and salt and stir until well combined with no visible dry flour.
  • The dough will be sticky and shaggy.
  • Combine the filling ingredients of melted butter, sugar, and cinnamon.
  • In the center of the dough, drop in the filling.
  • Lightly tuck the edges of the dough around the filling.
  • Leave the dough on the countertop in a warm room, covered with a dishtowel or plastic wrap overnight.
  • When you are ready to bake the bread, preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Butter the inside of a dutch oven and pop it in the oven to heat. Allow the dutch oven to bake, with no dough for 30 minutes. 
  • Carefully remove the dutch oven and plop your dough into the dutch oven. Spread it around carefully with a mixing spoon, so the dough is evenly distributed in the dutch oven. Keep in mind it is HOT!
  • Reduce the heat of the oven to 390 degrees.
  • Bake the bread covered at 390 for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and bake for an additional 10 minutes to let the crust brown.
  • Allow the bread to rest in the dutch oven for 10 minutes before carefully removing it.
  • Slice and butter.
  • This bread is best enjoyed within 3 days.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container.
cinnamon ribbon bread on a wooden board

Can I Freeze this Cinnamon Bread?

You can easily freeze this bread to use when convenient. Once the bread is fully baked and cooled down, wrap it in plastic wrap to keep it fresh. The freezed cinnamon bread is good to use for 3 months. I highly recommend putting a use-by-date label on the bread to not mix the dates. Although you can stretch the date to 4-5 months, as with anything baked, the sooner you consume it, the fresher it will taste. 

Thaw it before using it by leaving it overnight on the counter or in the fridge even. Do not unwrap the bread before thawing. Let it thaw with the wrap to retain the moisture.

Show off your Baking Skills With this Easy Cinnamon Bread Recipe

If you or your family love all things cinnamon-y, this easy cinnamon bread recipe is perfect for you. The cinnamon ribbons combined with fluffy and delicious bread will make your taste buds go wild!

cinnamon ribbon bread with butter
Cinnamon Ribbon Bread

Cinnamon Ribbon Bread

Have fun baking this simple cinnamon bread recipe with easily available ingredients available at home. 

Ingredients

  • 3 ¼ c flour
  • 1 packet of rapid rise yeast
  • 1 ½ c warm water
  • ½ c sugar
  • ½ c butter, melted
  • A pinch of salt
  • Filling:
  • ½ c melted butter
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • ½ c sugar

Instructions

    1. Pour flour into a large mixing bowl. 
    2. Make a well in the middle of the flour.
    3. Add yeast to the center of the flour well. 
    4. Add sugar to the center of the flour well.
    5. Add warm water (110 is the ideal temperature, aim for water no warmer than you might make a baby bottle)
    6. Don’t stir!
    7. Let the yeast bloom for 15 minutes. The liquid will be foamy when it is ready!
    8. Add melted butter and salt and stir until well combined with no visible dry flour.
    9. The dough will be sticky and shaggy.
    10. Combine the filling ingredients of melted butter, sugar and cinnamon.
    11. In the center of the dough, drop in the filling.
    12. Lightly tuck the edges of the dough around the filling.
    13. Leave the dough on the countertop in a warm room, covered with a dish towel or plastic wrap overnight.
    14. When you are ready to bake the bread preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
    15. Butter the inside of a dutch oven and pop it in the oven to heat. Allow the dutch oven to bake, with no dough for 30 minutes. 
    16. Carefully remove the dutch oven and plop your dough into the dutch oven. Spread it around carefully with a mixing spoon so the dough is evenly distributed in the dutch oven. Keep in mind it is HOT!
    17. Reduce the heat of the oven to 390 degrees.
    18. Bake the bread covered at 390 for 30 minutes.
    19. Remove the lid and bake for an additional 10 minutes to let the crust brown.
    20. Allow the bread to rest in the dutch oven for 10 minutes before carefully removing it.
    21. Slice and butter.
    22. This bread is best enjoyed within 3 days. Store leftovers in an airtight container.

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