CINNAMON BREAD – BEST EVER
Cinnamon Bread with my homemade cinnamon chips may be the best bread recipe on my site! This cinnamon bread is my favorite and I will make this for gifts anytime I give a food gift to a family friend or relative. I love cinnamon and there is something about the homemade chips that just makes this recipe delicious and it stands out from all the others. This bread could be frozen, keeps well in a cool place for several days and is delicious with coffee anytime. Slather it with butter for a real treat. Reheat in oven or microwave. If you like cinnamon, you can’t go wrong with this bread.
Cinnamon bread ingredients needed:
White granulated sugar
my homemade cinnamon chips or can use bought cinnamon chips
This bread is one of our most popular recipes! We are so thrilled so many of you love it. Check out these wonderful reviews:
“My 9 year old twins made this bread for a Thanksgiving breakfast treat and it is delicious!!! We made cinnamon chips last night with coconut butter, coconut oil, honey and cinnamon which worked great too. Next time we’ll try your cinnamon chips just to compare. Thanks for this recipe! New tradition for Thanksgiving!” – Katie
“My husband found this recipe, because he is a cinnamon addict lol. I made it twice already with the homemade cinnamon chips. We both love it so so much.” – Sofie
“I’ve made the bread multiple times it is soooooo good. I can’t make it too often cause I have no self control because it’s that good.” – Christine
“This is delicious. I made your cinnamon chips and it couldn’t be easier. I will definitely make this again.” – Cheryl
Full recipe in recipe card below.
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- 1 stick or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup butter softened
- 3/4 cup white granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1 cup my homemade cinnamon chips or can use bought cinnamon chips
- Combine softened butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract and mix with a mixer in a large bowl. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and ground cinnamon.
- Combine both mixtures and add buttermilk and sour cream. Mix with mixer. Fold in cinnamon chips with a spoon. Spray a 9 x 5 bread pan with cooking spray and add mixture. (I sprinkle a little white sugar on top before baking)
- Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 55 to 60 minutes until center tests done. Makes 1 loaf.
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Just made the bread and waiting to release it from the pan , made your homemade cinnamon chips and they are to die for! Hope the bread turns out as well ,I had to substitute heavy whipping cream and extra sour cream as I was out of buttermilk, however those loaves all 3 are gorgeous! I’ve baked fir 40 years and if this turns out the way I hope it does ill spoil all my neighbors and friends with this delicious treat
I have made your cinnanon bread many times and it came out perfect. This week I made 4 loaves and they were so crumbly they broke apart. They were moist and delicious but I was not able to gift them. I did leave the in the pans for about 10 -15 minutes before I took them out. Any ideas on how to help? Thank you, Pam
Hi Pam, I wouldn’t have any idea why this recipe has worked so well for you in the past, and it didn’t work this time. The recipe hasn’t changed. Maybe something is wrong with your ingredients, your baking powder or soda is bad? Good luck for next time!
This cinnamon bread is FABULOUS!!! The home made cinnamon chips are amazing!!
I should have lightly coasted the chips with flour because they all sunk to the bottom of the bread and made it very difficult to get the bread out in one piece. The bread was VERY good and will make again with changes. Thank you for another very good recipe.
Had no problem making the cinnamon chips. Bread just came out of the oven and looking forward to having some after dinner tonight.
You’re right, this is the BEST EVER! Honestly, this bread is unreal it’s so good. Plus, the homemade cinnamon chips are easy and really do make this recipe. I’ll definitely be adding this bread to my “always keep” file. Thank you!!
Loved the taste, made the chips myself…I used a Corningware bread pan, 5×9, and cooked one hour… stupid me did NOT poke a tester in it and, well, gooey in the middle. BUT, the outside edges and ends ate fine! Going to try again with a metal pan, or, has anyone tried making it like a coffee cake in a round pan?
This cinnamon bread is delicious.
Walmart here in FL has the Hershey cinnamon chips. They are very good.
Wonder what went wrong. So glad to be able to make this bread until it ran out of the pan and all over the over. It is still dripping with 22 minutes left in the baking. Yes, I followed instructions and ingredients to the T. I also measure to be sure the pan was the right size.
My kitchen smells un heavenly. LOL
I can’t imagine what you could have done for this bread to turn out bad. Maybe you used double acting baking powder or self rising flour? I’m sorry this didn’t work for you but not everyone can make every recipe. Thanks!
Just made this bread and it’s amazing! I also made the homemade chips. So easy! Thank you for this wonderful recipe, followed the directions and it came out perfect.
When it comes time to cut the baked homemade cinnamon chips, just how small is the dice? No one I know has used the commercial cinnamon chips, nor have I, so we’re at a loss to know what size the cut pieces should be. Everyone should shower you with praise for this recipe you have shared; just take a look at what the stores’ prices are for a 10 ounce package, it’s outrageous.
I’m not sure what you’re talking about as far as the size of a small dice? I make them about the same size as a chocolate chip or maybe a little bit larger. You can make them any size you like. 🙂
Made twice and both times the cinnamon chips fall to the broom
when baking . I sprinkled them with flour beforehand. How is everyone else getting theirs to stay in distributed?
I am not a cinnamon person but this bread is soooo good!!! I even made your homemade cinnamon chips! Me and my family loved it sooo much! Will definitely do it again! Thank you for sharing!
Do you use salted or unsalted butter?
I use unsalted so we added salt to the recipe. If you have salted butter, leave the salt that the recipe calls for out.
In the instructions it says to combine butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and cream. Then later it says after you have mixed the wet and dry ingredients to add buttermilk and sour cream. Just plain cream is NOT listed in the ingredients. Is this a type-o or are you supposed to put cream in this recipe also, if so how much? Would love clarification. Thanks
The instructions say “Combine softened butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract and cream with a mixer in a large bowl.” Cream means to mix until well blended with a mixer.
My husband found this recipe, because he is a cinnamon addict lol. I made it twice already with the homemade cinnamon chips. We both love it so so much. The only problem I’m having is that all my chips fall to the bottom. Any work around this? Add them after pouring the batter in the pan?
You could try dusting them with a little flour before adding them to the batter, Sofie. We are all cinnamon addicts, too, so I know how it feels. lol. So happy you all are enjoying this bread and thank you for letting us know.
I’ve made the bread multiple times it is soooooo good. I can’t make it too often cause I have no self control because it’s that good. I do want to try making the recipe for muffins…. Any idea how long it would take for them to bake?
Hi Christine, I would say around 35 to 40 minutes on the muffins. I check the centers with a fork or toothpick after 30 minutes. We do have a recipe for cinnamon chip banana muffins on the site if you want to check it out. Here is the link: https://thesouthernladycooks.com/cinnamon-chip-banana-muffins/ I am happy you are enjoying this recipe and thank you for letting us know and the great rating. Have a great weekend.
This is delicious. I made your cinnamon chips and it couldn’t be easier. I will definitely make this again. I am wondering if I could add diced apples
Thanks for a great recipe
I’m so glad they worked for you. I think you could definitely add apples.
Found cinnamon chips at Meijers. I make cinnamon chip cookles.
Thank you I will keep that in mind! I took a look at the chips recipe.
This bread looks very good. Please, can you tell me what the texture is like – I mean, like the texture of maybe rye bread or more like a tea bread (banana, or zucchini). Thank you. Interested in trying it.
More like banana bread, Maryann.
I’ve made this before and we loved it. I was wanting to make again this evening but don’t have buttermilk. Any idea on how it would be if I used regular milk?
I think you will be fine with regular milk, Tammy, but here is a link of how to make a buttermilk substitute using regular milk. Have a wonderful weekend and Mother’s Day.https://thesouthernladycooks.com/2014/10/22/handy-food-tip-substitute-for-buttermilk-in-recipes/
This bread is delicious.
Have you ever just used chocolate chips?
No, I sure haven’t, if you decide to, please let me know how it turns out. 🙂
Are cinnamon chips just like choco chips except cinnamon? I cant find your recipe to make cinnamon chips please send to me
All you do is click the link for “homemade cinnamon chips” on this recipe.
Thank you so much for not writing a book before we can get to the recipe! This looks delicious . I will be trying it!
Thank you so much Julie for recognizing that we don’t write a long novel. We try to just give you the recipe, so you can get to cooking 🙂
Do you have to use the chips or could you just add more cinnamon?
I don’t know, I’ve only made it the way the recipe is written.
I can’t find cinnamon chips anywhere where I live. I could buy them online but that is too pricey, especially if I’d like to try to make this for gifting.
I cannot commit to making the homemade version, again especially if I’d like to keep things simple and less laborious. No disrespect intended; I think making the chips is a great idea.
I’d still like to try this recipe; I’m thinking on upping the cinnamon OR going out on a limb and maybe using mini choc chips tossed in cinnamon before adding to the batter?
Necessity is the mother of invention, right?
You can definitely try that. I’ve never had an issue making the cinnamon chips. I make a lot at one time and then I have them when I need them.
I checked out your recipe for homemade chips and you are right—they seem very simple to do. I will hang onto it and give it a go when I can.
I made the recipe without the chips, upped the cinnamon to 1 tbsp. My spouse and a coworker tried it and really liked it. Adding nuts was recommended.
I sprinkled the white sugar on top as suggested. I made 3 mini loaves and it took about 35 minutes.
I used the sour cream but I don’t always have it in the house. Yogurt would be an excellent substitute just in case .
Your recipes are very versatile and easy to follow; thanks so much for sharing them with us!
I am so glad you enjoyed this bread! We love this one too!
My 9 year old twins made this bread for a Thanksgiving breakfast treat and it is delicious!!! We made cinnamon chips last night with coconut butter, coconut oil, honey and cinnamon which worked great too. Next time we’ll try your cinnamon chips just to compare. Thanks for this recipe! New tradition for Thanksgiving!
I am so glad you and your twins enjoyed this recipe. Thank you so much for the great comment! Happy Thanksgiving!
I want to make this in mini loaves for gifts. Any idea how many mini loaves this would make and the cooking time for them?
I made some smaller loaves yesterday, Michelle. I cut the cooking time by about five minutes. You can stick a fork in and if it comes out clean they are done. I would say 2 to 3 mini loaves depending on how much batter you put in each pan.
Really good!!! When I make it again, I will grease and flour pans instead of just spraying because the homemade cinnamon chips stuck to the glass. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas! LOVE your recipes.
So glad you enjoyed the bread! Thank you for the kind comment. Merry Christmas!
Can whole wheat flour be used instead of all purpose flour? My husband won’t eat white flour.
You can try it Anita. Sorry, I can’t advise you since I have not made it with whole wheat flour.
The recipe directions state “Combine softened butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract and cream with a mixer in a large bowl,” but I don’t see cream listed in the ingredients? I see that sour cream is an ingredient, but it is added later in the directions. I just want to make sure I don’t miss something – this bread looks declicious and I can’t wait to try it. Thank you so much!
That is just a cooking term, Erin. When a recipe tells you to cream, it means that you should beat the ingredients until they form a light, uniform and creamy mixture. Hope this helps. The bread is one of our favorites and I think you will love it. Don’t ever hesitate to ask if something doesn’t seem right. We could easily make a mistake.
Do the cinnamon chips taste like the candy-type such as Red Hot and Big Red gum? I prefer the natural cinnamon taste instead of the candy type.
The cinnamon chips you make by my recipe taste like the natural cinnamon type, Michelle. I am with you, I don’t like the red hot cinnamon candy. I never buy my chips so I can’t tell you what the bought ones taste like.
Made this today with the homemade cinnamon chips. Delicious cinnamon bread! When baking, it went about two inches above the 9×5 bread pan. Cooked to internal temp of 195 F. Perfect. Also, need to let it set up in the pan after baking for awhile… it’s a very moist bread.
So glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for letting me know. Have a wonderful week!
Where is the recipe for your cinnamon chips?
Here is the link to the cinnamon chips recipe, Martha: https://thesouthernladycooks.com/2017/07/31/cinnamon-chips-make/ If you click on the red highlighted words in the cinnamon bread recipe that takes you to the recipe for the chips. That is why the words are in red or highlighted. I hope you make this bread and enjoy it. Thank you for being a part of our community.