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Cinnamon Roll Bread

Homemade Cinnamon roll bread is everything we love about cinnamon rolls, in bread form! Simple, delicious sweet bread recipe with swirls of buttery cinnamon baked in tender bread dough & drizzled with an easy glaze.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Rise Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: bread, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cinnamon Roll Bread
Servings: 12
Calories: 407kcal


  • 1 TBSP yeast
  • 1/4 cup very warm water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 2 TBSP vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3- 3.5 cups all-purpose or bread flour
  • 1 tsp salt

Cinnamon Filling

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 heaping TBSP cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup melted butter

Easy Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tsp hot water


  • Combine yeast, warm water & sugar in mixing bowl. Stir gently once, then let sit until yeast has proofed & mixture is foamy.
  • Heat sour cream in microwave for 30 seconds. Add to yeast mixture, along with the egg, vegetable oil, and vanilla. Mix for about 1 minute before adding in flour and salt and then mixing until dough comes together.  I like about a quarter sized amount of dough to be sticking on the very bottom. If your dough looks a bit dry, add 1 TBSP warm water.
  • Once you've achieved a good consistency, mix the dough on low for about 6-7 minutes. (Or knead by hand about 10 minutes.) Proper kneading is critical to great textured homemade bread!
  • Once dough is done kneading, cover and let rise in a warm place for about 1 hour; until dough has doubled in size.
  • Punch dough down and knead several times. Divide dough into 3 equal sections. Roll each section into a rope about 1.5" in diameter and roughly 15" long.
  • Brush each rope with melted butter. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Stir until cinnamon is well incorporated. Set aside about 2 TBSP and sprinkle half onto each rope. Turn ropes over and repeat on the other side.
  • Assemble ropes close together and press the ends together. Braid the ropes. Brush a round Springform Pan OR jelly roll pan/ sheet pan with butter. Transfer braid to the pan, curling the braid around itself in a circular motion. Tuck the end under. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon sugar. Place dough back in the warm spot and let it rise for another 30-45 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bake dough for about 25 minutes- until top is golden brown. Let cool about an hour.
  • Whisk powdered sugar and hot water together. Drizzle over cinnamon roll bread. Cut into wedges and serve.


Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 251mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 259IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 3mg