Cinnamon Swirl Buttermilk Quick Bread (with Baking Video)

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Super moist quick bread with a swirl of cinnamon and crunchy topping. This is my most popular quick bread recipe of all time.

Super moist quick bread with a swirl of cinnamon and crunchy topping. This is my most popular quick bread recipe of all time.

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To Make This Recipe, You Will Need:

  • all purpose flour
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • cinnamon
  • sugar
  • egg
  • buttermilk
  • vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar
  • milk
  • loaf pan
  • baking spray, flour & shortening, or baking spray replacement
  • knife
  • mixing bowls
Super moist quick bread with a swirl of cinnamon and crunchy topping. This is my most popular quick bread recipe of all time.

Watch Me Make This Recipe:

Please Note: in the video, I accidentally clipped out the part where I add the sugar to the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients. Please refer to the print version of the recipe down below.

cinnamon swirl bread on a cooling rack

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Super moist quick bread with a swirl of cinnamon and crunchy topping. This is my most popular quick bread recipe of all time.
Yield: 1 loaf

Cinnamon Swirl Buttermilk Quick Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Super moist quick bread with a swirl of cinnamon and crunchy topping. This is my most popular quick bread recipe of all time.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Baking Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 c all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 c sugar, divided
  • 1 cup + 2 Tb buttermilk
  • 1/4 c extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg

For the Glaze

  • 1/4 c powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 - 2 tsp milk

Instructions

  1. To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease & flour a standard loaf pan. Set it aside for now.
  3. In your mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, 1 cup of the sugar & 1/2 teaspoon of the cinnamon. Set this aside for now.
  4. In a separate bowl, or right in your measuring cup, combine the buttermilk, extra virgin olive oil, egg and a teaspoon of vanilla. Give it a quick whisking with a fork to break up the egg. Pour your liquid mixture into the dry ingredients.
  5. Mix until combined, making sure to scrap the bowl with a rubber spatula to get everything mixed well.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1/2 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon. Stir those together. Set aside.
  7. Pour half of the batter into the loaf pan. Sprinkle half of the cinnamon sugar over the batter.
  8. Spoon the remaining batter evenly all over the layer of cinnamon sugar, and then sprinkle with the other half.
  9. Run a knife through the batter, zigzagging end to end and side to side several times to swirl.
  10. Bake this for 55-65 minutes or until it tests done in the center when tested with a toothpick.
  11. Cool the bread in the pan for about 10 minutes, then remove to a rack to finish cooling.
  12. In a small dish, whisk together the powdered sugar, vanilla extract and milk.
  13. Drizzle it over the top of the bread.
  14. Serve the bread warm or cool to room temperature.
  15. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 279Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 257mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 1gSugar: 33gProtein: 3g

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11 thoughts on “Cinnamon Swirl Buttermilk Quick Bread (with Baking Video)”

  1. I made this last night. First of all my house smelled so good all night long I went to bed smelling cinnamon all through the house.🙂 it was absolutely delicious. I made a double batch so I put one in the freezer.

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  2. Just tried this and oh my goodness!!! So yummy! The only thing I did different was after I did the sugar cinnamon mixture in the middle and on top (I reserved a little) I mixed it with about 1 T butter and about 2 T chopped walnuts. This is exactly what I have been looking for. It is like a hug from an old friend. Have a blessed day.

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  3. Hi Constance,

    I love this recipe! I’ve now made it several times and by many asking for it by ‘special request’. I can tell anyone who makes this that your house will smell amazing and the cake is such perfectly moist and on the second day it’s even better! Mind you, it rarely happens we have it for 2 days bc it’s that delicious! Coffee hasn’t tasted any better without it!
    Thank you for sharing and your recipes are often my #1 go-to before I go anywhere else! Enjoy making this cake guys, bc it’s a keeper!

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  4. Right on time! I was just wondering what to do with the buttermilk left from something I made over the weekend! Time to bake :)

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  5. I was so distracted by your Pyrex I almost forgot to read the recipe! Anything with buttermilk is good and my husband LOVES cinnamon. Will definitely be trying this recipe. BTW I have a small collection of Pyrex COFFEE mugs that will go with this just fine! ;)

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  6. Perfect! I love cinnamon bread – wish I decided to work from home today, as I would be baking today – it is finally pouring here in drought stricken Calif. yeah!

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  7. Oh boy, today’s a good day for Cinnamon Swirl Buttermilk bread!! It looks delicious, and I put buttermilk in all my recipes that call for milk because I think it makes it more moist.
    We are having a little snow/sleet here in Houston which is extremely unusual, and I love to bake on cold days!!
    Thank you!

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