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Cinnamon Swirl Bread

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Am I late to the party again? I’m not surprised at all that I never realized this, but dang May is busy!!! We’ve just had Easter and while that creamed corn has gone crazy on the internet it’s time to move onto the May celebrations and it’s going to be a doozy! Today kicks things off with Cinco De Mayo and as I already had posts go up about Tres Leches Cake, Churro Donuts with Dulce de Leche and an awesome bean dip I’m actually ready to move on with Mother’s Day. But, if you still need recipe ideas I posted all day yesterday and will post today as well on FACEBOOK all of your must have recipes for the big party. And don’t worry, once we’ve talked about this killer cinnamon swirl bread and awesome Magimix Toaster Giveaway we will start looking at Memorial Day because yes, there is another holiday coming. Oh and don’t worry, our schools also get out in May. Jeepers it’s busy.

magimix see through toaster

Let’s do the giveaway first. You all know I love Magimix and they have this amazing Vision Toaster. The FIRST see through toaster! It’s pretty right? Well, you all can enter to win one for Mother’s day!

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Here’s a few fun facts about why I love it:

*Four preprogrammed heat settings include Toast, Defrost, Reheat and Bagel (one-sided

toasting).

*Defrost function that automatically switches to toasting function once defrost is complete.

* Reheat button reheats without drying out the toast.

* Extra-wide slots accommodate the thickest bagels, baguettes and toasts.

* Long-life quartz elements provide faster browning leaving bread crisp on the outside yet still

moist on the inside.

*Durable construction. Built to last for 30,000 uses.

cinnamon swirl bread. The best toast or french toast you'll ever eat. ohsweetbasil.com breakfast, brunch

So, Mother’s Day. Pretty much the best thing about my life is being a mother. I’ve mentioned in our berries n cream crepes post (men, make those for your wife, trust me) that bringing little one’s into this world isn’t the easiest for us. Thanks to my sweet nurse, Dena, and Dr Haskett we’ve got two darlings and while they can wear me out like an old pair of socks they have also taught me more about life than I ever could have imagined.

cinnamon swirl bread. The best toast or french toast you'll ever eat. ohsweetbasil.com breakfast, brunch

On Wednesday you’ll hear from my sweet friend, Annalise from Completely Delicious about her thoughts on being a new mom, but here are some of mine. Motherhood is not the same as a busy career even though you quickly learn that although you are home for your “job” it actually takes way more time and energy. You never turn “off”. You’re always planning something for a holiday, helping in a class, worrying about them, holding their hair while they throw up and as gross as it is you’re more worried about how awful they feel than anything else. I never knew that love is different when you’re raising a child. Nothing else can teach you to love like that and nothing else will be as rewarding. I never knew I could be so tired, or so frustrated with a toddler, or so darn proud. It’s the one thing in my life that has taught me more in every moment than anything else. I’m different now. I understand my parents better and love them more for what they did for me. I understand what “busy”, “tired”, and “worried” really mean now. I’d worried over life before, but worrying over a little one in a doctor’s office is worry I’ve never felt before. I’ve learned that women without children are still mothers in a way. It may not be that they are up all night with a crying baby for months, but they still make an impact on our children. In fact, sometimes they can even make all the difference to a child not even their own.

I love Mothers day. I love the mothers from my past who sacrificed and lived a full life which eventually allowed me to be born into my family and become who I am today. I love all of the sweet mothers in my life who are continuing to love me, my children and who give me the courage to work a little harder and be a little better every day. But most importantly, I love my mother, mother in law, and our newest addition, another mother in law, my father in law’s wife. I am literally surrounded by amazing women.

Can You Freeze Bread Dough?

Yes, you can freeze bread dough.

Make dough as usual, and let rise one time.

Form into loafs or rolls and place on a baking sheet to freeze.

When frozen, transfer dough to heavy duty freezer bags.

Allow dough to thaw and rise again before baking.

How Long Will frozen Bread Dough Keep?

Frozen bread dough will keep up to 4 weeks in the freezer.

Will Bread Stay Fresh Longer In The Refrigerator?

Bread stored in the refrigerator will dry out and become stale much faster than bread stored at room temperature.

Bread stored at room temperature will stay fresh for a week or more.

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

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Cinnamon Swirl Bread

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Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 39 minutes
Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter cup in 1/2 " pieces
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water + 1 teaspoon sugar + 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs large
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1 1/4 to 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour

Instructions

  • Heat the milk and butter in a small saucepan until the butter is melted.
  • Cool until lukewarm.
  • In the bowl of a standing mixer, pour in the warm water, teaspoon of sugar, and yeast.
  • Stir together with the paddle mixer and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Add the eggs and sugar and mix again until the eggs are broken up and mixed in.
  • Add the salt, milk mixture, and 2 cups of bread flour.
  • Mix at medium speed for about a minute.
  • Switch to the dough hook and add 1 1/4 cup of flour, mixing again and adding more flour if needed if the dough is sticking to the bowl-up to 1/2 cup more.
  • Turn the dough out onto a clean counter and squeeze it with a clean hand. If your fingers stick, knead in a little more flour, otherwise, lightly oil a large bowl, add the dough turning it over to coat and cover the bowl with saran wrap.
  • Allow the dough to rest for 2 1/2 hours or until doubled.
  • Turn it out on a counter, lightly flour your work surface if it's sticking.
  • Roll the dough into an 18 by 8 inch rectangle.
  • Use the melted butter and brush it all over the dough.
  • Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • Starting lengthwise with the end closest to you, pinch the end shut and very tightly roll the bread closed.
  • When you get to the end pinch the seam closed and the ends closed.
  • Place the dough seam side down in a greased bread pan.
  • Cover with a towel and allow to rise for about 1 1/2 hours or until the dough is nearing the top of the pan.
  • Heat the oven to 350.
  • Whisk together the egg and milk and brush the bread.
  • Bake for 35 minutes or until you can stick a thermometer in and it's 190 degrees.
  • Allow to rest on a cooling rack for 45-60 minutes before slicing

Notes

Adapted from America's Test Kitchen
Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Swirl Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 322 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 137mg6%
Potassium 119mg3%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 207IU4%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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122 comments

  • I like mine with butter and jam or cinnamon sugar!

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  • I like my toast light-to-medium toasted, with butter covering corner to corner, and some type of cinnamon – either bread like yours or sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.

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  • Homemade bread with a little slab of REAL butter and honey from my Farmer’s Market. It has to still be warm and fresh too…mmmm.

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  • Mmmm…toast with a small slather of butter and a drizzle of honey!

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  • I love my toast lightly browned on the outside and still chewy on the inside!

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  • The bread looks beautiful and yummy!!

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  • Very lightly toasted!

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  • I love your blog thanks for all the great recipes! Happy Mothers Day
    Toast with nutella! 🙂

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  • toasted so you can just see the darker toast lines and butter

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  • Crispy on outside and soft on inside!

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  • Plain! Yes, plain. I love just plain toasted bread. Ummm, the crunch.

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  • Lightly toasted with a swipe of butter!

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  • Toast with homemade jam is wonderful.

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  • I like my toast brown with peanut butter and banana!

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  • I like my toast crispy and golden brown, then buttered. 🙂

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  • Lightly toasted and buttered

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  • I like lightly toasted with butter.

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  • I love some cinnamon toast or with honey, extra crispy is the best!

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  • I like my toast golden brown, with the butter totally melted into the bread.

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  • Lightly browned with cinnamon sugar!

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  • Lightly browned and plain or with fruit

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  • Simply just put butter on it!

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  • I like my toast with almond butter, a drizzle of honey and cinnamon spinkled on top.

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  • I want to try this recipe and maybe I’m being a little slow on the uptake but on the ingredients listed it states “2 1/4 instant yeast” but with no measurement…2 1/4 & what measurement? I love cooking but still consider myself to be a novice so I’m not sure if there is something I’m missing or should instantly know.
    Thank you! I really do want to try the recipe 🙂 It sounds fantastic

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    • oh my goodness! It must have been deleted. Teaspoons and I’ll fix is asap!

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      • Thank you so much! 🙂 I can’t wait to try it

  • Slightly crunchy!!!

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  • i loe my toast brown with lots of butter

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  • This toaster looks amazing!!

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  • I like my toast slightly golden with butter and jam. Happy Mothers Day!

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  • this cinnamon bread looks deliciou! i like mine burnt and dry.

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  • Love my toast really warm RIGHT out of the toaster, with homemade almond butter!

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  • With butter and jelly.

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  • Slathered with peanut butter and jelly for a yummy toasted PB&J!

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  • Im too impatient to wait for my toast to get any color really but all in all its still tasty!

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  • I like my toast a bit dark, but not burnt. (this is how i usually order it when i’m out and about)

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  • I love honey oat bread toasted quite dark with a drizzle of honey!

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  • Cinnamon Swirl Bread is my all time favorite! Such a lovely loaf you made.

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  • Underdone with butter. 🙂

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  • I like my toast a lot of ways… usually either just butter or with butter + cinnamon and sugar!!

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  • I love toast with peanut butter and cinnamon sugar.

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  • I love my toast with butter.

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  • I love my toast with butter and jam!

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  • I like my toast lightly toasted with lots of butter and jam!

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  • Mmm.. Either just honey or butter and jam!!

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  • Mmm I love cinnamon swirl bread. But I love my toast with lots of margarine then a little bit or jam or cinnamon sugar. YUM!

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  • I like my golden color with lots of butter!!!

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  • With butter and honey

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  • Toast with butter and honey. Yummo!

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  • I love toast! Usually, I eat it lightly toasted with real sweet cream butter, but sometimes I add a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar or a spoonful of strawberry preserves.

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  • Sourdough bread with butter only, lots of butter.

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  • I’m making this tonight!! My daughter likes to slightly toast hers And my youngest loves his extra toasted.

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  • Usually with just REAL butter 🙂

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  • I’m plain. I like my toast with just some real butter!

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  • Straight up with butter is my favorite. Pb and honey is also delish!

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  • Toast with jam or toast with avocado depending on mood.

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  • I love toast with peanut butter melted on it.

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  • I like my toast with honey or preserves.

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  • lightly toasted with some really good Vermont butter!

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  • Lightly toasted with just a smidge of Earth Balance butter

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  • Wow! Looks GREAT!

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    • And I like my toast almost burnt! ha!

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  • I love cinnamon bread and I will definitely make use of this recipe! This is a neat and useful blog.

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  • I love cinnamon bread and I will definitely make use of this recipe! This is a neat and useful blog.

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  • I need a new toaster so bad.

    I love toast with pb.

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  • I like my bread very lightly toasted, with the slightest hint of gold.

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  • I prefer lightly toasted… Butter, jam, or pb.

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  • bread

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  • i love my toast with strawberry peach jam and butter.

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  • Love my toast with butter…only butter and it has to be completely melted!

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  • I love my toast buttered with cinnamon sugar and toasted in the oven

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  • I love my toast with butter & a cup of coffee

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  • I like my toast with butter and fresh berries.

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  • I’m making this tomorrow!!!

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  • I like my toast with a littel butter and jam and a cup of hot tea

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  • I like my toast with a little butter and honey!

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  • Lightly toasted with butter

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  • Golden!

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  • I like it warmed but not crispy!!

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  • I love slightly golden, and crisp toasted bread with a smear of good butter. Hmmmm …. heaven! I have to say, I was excited to see your cinnamon swirl bread as it is one of my favorite breakfast treats but then I read about the giveaway. The timing is perfect because I am on the lookout for a new toaster. Ours is a dinosaur, and loves to toast our bread charcoal black on all settings!

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  • I like my toasted lightly toasted with some butter slathered on top

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  • I love my toast slightly golden with coconut butter, or with peanut butter, sliced banana, and a drizzle of honey (:

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  • lightly toasted sourdough French–needs nothing on it!

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  • I love lightly toasted Italian bread slathered in butter & topped with apricot jam.

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  • Light golden brown with pb and j!!! Had it on an English muffin for breakfast.

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  • I like my toast lightly toasted with butter

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  • What a lovely post, Happy Mother’s Day to you! I like my toast with smashed avocado.

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  • I love having lightly toasted bread with peanut butter, banana and cinnamon on top.

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  • I usually do butter and peanut butter – but every now and again I have butter with cinnamon and sugar!!

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  • I love my toast slightly toasted slathered with some sweet cream butter and some strawberry jam.

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  • I Forgot to say how i like my toast. I like butter and strawberry jam 🙂

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  • I love any kind of toast with butter and peanut butter!!

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  • golden, buttery, and topped with cinnamon sugar!

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  • Would LOVE to win the see thru toaster!!! 🙂

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  • I like my toast a medium brown with a light spread of butter and strawberry preserves.

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  • I love rye toast crisp with butter.

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  • I like my toast light with a little butter!

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  • I like my toast lightly toasted with a thin smear of peanut butter.

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  • I like my toast with melty peanut butter!

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  • I like my toast barely toasted! Just a hint of color!

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  • This looks great – and thank you for sharing your thoughts on motherhood 🙂 Happy Early Mother’s Day to you!!!

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  • I love my toast slightly golden and with pb&j

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