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Snickerdoodle Bread

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The most popular recipes in 2020 have been quick bread recipes like this easy Snickerdoodle Bread. A light and tender bread with cinnamon ripples!


A loaf of snickerdoodle bread that has been partially sliced. There is a swirl of cinnamon sugar in the bread.


Is Quick Bread Really Cake?

Shhhh, we all know that a quick bread is pretty much a cake in a loaf form, but calling it a quick bread always makes me feel better. Like, “ohhhh just having a slice of bread with dinner” sounds way better than, “ohhh just having a slice of cake with dinner.”

Don’t worry, I’m not going to tell a soul. It’s our little secret. 

And if you’re thinking how similar this cinnamon bread is to a snickerdoodle, well come on, of course it is, but remember, IT’S BREAD. 😉


Three slices of snickerdoodle bread laying on a plate with the rest of the loaf of bread in the background.


Amish Cinnamon Bread


I grew up with banana bread and an amish friendship bread my mother would make. Actually, you might know it as an Amish Cinnamon Bread. I love Amish bread. It’s one of the best things ever and I’d love to one day visit a place where I could actually try an authentic Amish bread.


If you’re interested I’d love to share the Amish Friendship bread recipe. I really think it would be a beautiful way to step out of the darkness of Corona and into the light of the friendships we’ve longed to embrace once again. I’d love to hear your thoughts.


Three slices of cinnamon sugar swirled snickerdoodle bread on a plate with the rest of the loaf in the background.

Can you Make Cinnamon Bread into Muffins?

Our kids love to make this bread into muffins for breakfast and I’m all about that. Here’s how to make cinnamon muffins from scratch.

  1. Prepare the batter as the instructions state. 
  2. Spray a muffin tin with nonstick spray and spoon a little batter in each well.
  3. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar and top with more batter.
  4. Gently swirl the mixture using a toothpick and top with remaining cinnamon sugar. 
  5. Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes. 

Gluten Free Snickerdoodle Bread

I have yet to make a perfect gluten free quick bread on my own, but I found a really delicious recipe over at Kim’s Cravings for Gluten Free Snickerdoodle Bread.

Two slices of snickerdoodle bread stacked on top of each other. There is more bread in the background.


Look, I joked in the beginning about quick bread and cake, it stems from the Costco muffins. I’ve not been able to wrap my head around those muffins. They have got to be cupcakes, right?! Ugh, let me set the record straight. 

Snickerdoodle Bread Tips

What Is Quick Bread?

Quick bread is any bread that is leavened with something other than yeast. 

The leavening agent could be baking soda or baking powder.

They are called quick bread because they are quick, you don’t have to wait for these breads to rise.

How Long Will Snickerdoodle Bread Keep?

This quick bread will keep for up to 2 days at room temperature if covered in foil or plastic wrap. 

It will keep for a week in the refrigerator.

Can You Freeze Quick Bread?

Quick bread should be completely cooled before freezing.

  • Wrap the bread tightly in plastic wrap and foil and store for up to 3 months in the freezer.


What Can I use Instead of Buttermilk?

If you don’t have buttermilk try using half sour cream and half milk, or milk with a tablespoon of vinegar.


Can I make the batter ahead of time and bake later?

 Yes, prepare the batter, cover the bowl and store in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Remove the batter from the fridge for 15 minutes before you bake it. 

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Three slices of cinnamon sugar swirled snickerdoodle bread on a plate with the rest of the loaf in the background.

Snickerdoodle Bread

3.7 from 13 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 12
a sweet and simple quick bread with ripples of cinnamon!


  • 1/4 Cup Butter softened
  • 1/4 Cup Oil
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2/3 Cup Cinnamon Sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • In a bowl, whisk together the butter, oil and sugar. Add the eggs and buttermilk and combine until smooth.
  • Pour in the flour, baking soda and salt and using a spatula, fold until combined.
  • Grease a loaf pan, leaving a 1/2” border ungreased. Add 1/3 of the batter and sprinkle 1/3 of the cinnamon sugar.
  • Add another 1/3 of batter and 1/3 of cinnamon sugar. Repeat one last time, but before sprinkling the cinnamon sugar take a knife and swirl through the bread. Top with cinnamon sugar and bake for 55-60 minutes.
  • Allow to cool for 10 minutes and then remove from the pan to cool on a cooling rack.


To freeze the quick bread, cool it completely and then wrap in plastic and place in a freezer bag. It will keep for up to 3 months in a freezer.
Nutrition Facts
Snickerdoodle Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 212 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 249mg11%
Potassium 54mg2%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 171IU3%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

A loaf of snickerdoodle bread that has been partially sliced. There is a swirl of cinnamon sugar in the bread.

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  • LOVED! Made this afternoon and instead of the cinnamon sugar spice, I used a homemade chai spice that I love from another recipe I have. Maybe best bake I’ve ever made! This cake is moist (that buttermilk and oil!), but not heavy, right amount of crumble, not too sweet, perfect by itself with no drink, or in a toaster oven with some butter. Only thing I want different is a stronger crunch to the top…figure that out and this is a 10/10! Thank you

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    • Thank you for feedback Casey! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

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  • You talk about cinnamon sugar but you never mentioned how much cinnamon. Do you mix cinnamon with the cup of sugar or is that separate? please let me know. Sure sounds like a great recipe

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    • Hey Jane! I make my own cinnamon and sugar. I like mine extra cinnamon-y. The most common ratio I’ve seen is 1/4 cup of sugar and 1 Tablespoon of cinnamon. I usually add another half tablespoon or so of cinnamon. It all depends on how you like it! Enjoy!

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  • Would love to get your Amish friendship bread recipe . Excited to try the snickerdoodle first !!!

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    • Thanks Marily! We are working on a post for the Amish friendship bread now!

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  • This looks amazing! A great quarantine recipe:) one question-is the cinnamon sugar you used pre-made? If not, how much cinnamon to sugar to make my own? Thanks so much!

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    • Sorry just saw the answer in another comment, thanks!

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    • Hi Allyson! I make my own cinnamon and sugar. I like mine extra cinnamon-y. The most common ratio I’ve seen is 1/4 cup of sugar and 1 Tablespoon of cinnamon. I usually add another half tablespoon or so of cinnamon. It all depends on how you like it! Enjoy!

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  • Hi, I do not understand this recipe. Please tell me how much sugar do you add to the batter and how much cinnamon. Also, how much cinnamon sugar is between the layers. Maybe I missed something, but I would like to make this bread. Thanks, Stef

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    • Darnit! It’s 1 cup of sugar to add to the batter. I’ll get that fixed immediately. For the cinnamon and sugar, you pour 1/3 of the batter then 1/3 of the cinnamon and sugar, then another 1/3 of the batter then another 1/3 of the cinnamon and sugar. Then you swirl the batter with a knife. Add the last 1/3 of the batter and sprinkle the last 1/3 of the cinnamon and sugar on the top. Hope that make sense! Enjoy!

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  • Yes I definitely want to hear about Amish Friendship bread!

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    • Note taken! Thanks Garbrielle!

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  • In the beginning it says combine butter, oil and sugar but there is no sugar listed, only the cinnamon sugar at the end.

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    • Also curious about the reference to adding sugar, but no sugar in the ingredients list.

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      • It’s 1 cup of sugar in the batter. Fixing the recipe card now!

    • Ack!! It’s 1 cup of sugar. I’ll get that fixed right away. Thank you!

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  • This looks amazing! I will definitely try it when our sons are home.

    Yes, do share the Amish Friendship bread. I would love to make it.

    Hope you have a wonderful day!!

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    • Thank you so much for taking time to leave a comment Debbie! Let us know what you think when you make this bread and note taken on the Amish Friendship bread!

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