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Cinnamon Twist Bread

This Cinnamon Twist Bread is soft, tender and lightly sweetened with a swirl of cinnamon and brown sugar running throughout.  It’s just as delicious as it is beautiful, and easy to make no matter what your bread-making skill level is at.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Rising Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 people
Calories: 316kcal
Author: The Carefree Kitchen


Cinnamon Twist Bread

  • 2 ½ cups Water warm (95-105 degrees F)
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar or honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Active Dry Yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil or any cooking oil
  • ¾ Tablespoon Salt
  • 5 ½-6 Cups All-Purpose Flour


  • ½ cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter melted

Cinnamon Roll Icing

  • ¼ cup Butter room temprature
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Milk can substitute heavy cream


  • In the bowl of a standing mixer, add warm water (between 95-105 degrees Fahrenheit), sugar, and yeast. Stir, and let sit for 5-10, or until frothy.
  • Add the oil, salt and about 3 cups of flour. Using the dough hook, mix on low for 1-2 minutes, or until the flour has all mixed in. Continue to add another 2 ½-3 cups of flour, mixing on low until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Mix for another 2 minutes on low, and add a little more flour if the dough feels sticky.
  • Once mixed, cover the bowl with a towel, and let the dough rest in a warm place for about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, lightly spray two loaf pans with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Once your dough has rested, transfer to a lightly floured surface and separate into 2 equal pieces.
  • Using a rolling pin, gently roll each piece of dough into a rectangle that is roughly 14" x 10". Brush each rectangle with 2 tablespoons of the melted butter, then sprinkle each with ¼ cup brown sugar and a half tablespoon of cinnamon, making sure they are evenly spread.
  • Roll each log up starting at the longer end so you have 2 long rolls. Use a sharp knife and cut down the center of each roll so you have four long halves total. Take 2 halves and pinch the ends on one side together, then twist the dough together loosely. Gently lay the cinnamon twist into your prepared loaf pan, tucking both ends under. Repeat with the other two halves.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cover both loaf pans with a kitchen towel, and let the dough rise in a warm place for 30-40 minutes, or until the dough has doubled.
  • Once they have doubled in size, bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown and baked through. Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before removing from the loaf pans. While still warm, drizzle cinnamon roll icing over the bread. Serve warm, or let the bread cool before slicing. Enjoy!

Cinnamon Roll Icing

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the room temperature butter. Beat on high using the paddle attachment until light and fluffy, then turn the mixer down to low and add the powdered sugar, vanilla, and one tablespoon of milk.  Mix until all the ingredients are combined, adding up to 1 more tablespoon of milk if necessary. Once all ingredients are combined, beat on high for another minute until the icing is light and fluffy.
  • Use immediately, or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.


Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 383mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 176IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 2mg