Cinnamon Swirl Donut Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Donut Bread…A sweet cakey loaf with a delicious cinnamon swirl baked until perfection and then dipped into lots of butter and coated with cinnamon and sugar!

Cinnamon Swirl Donut Bread...A sweet cakey loaf with a delicious cinnamon swirl baked until perfection and then dipped into lots of butter and coated with cinnamon and sugar!! YESSSSS.

Hold onto your hats friends, I’ve got another *fat pants* recipe for you, and this one is RIDICULOUS. I’m so so excited to be sharing this recipe with you today because it is so amazingly good!

A sweet cinnamon swirled cake, baked until perfectly moist and then dipped into melted butter and coated with cinnamon and sugar!! If that doesn’t make you excited for dessert, then I don’t know what will.

You have my friend Machel to blame. Last week, she employed me to create a clone to a very very similar item found at her grocery store a few weeks prior. I’m not one to back down from a challenge, so of course I gladly accepted and a few days later here she blows.

This is a pretty simple loaf to make, you just need to be prepared to get a little messy whilst dipping the whole loaf into melted butter…and then cinnamon and sugar.

Also be prepared to go to the gym right after consuming gain weight with this one, folks. But, if ever there was a recipe worth the weight gained, this would be it.

Here are a few photos I snapped in the process; printable recipe below!

Have a wonderful weekend! xo

Cinnamon Swirl Donut Bread...A sweet cakey loaf with a delicious cinnamon swirl baked until perfection and then dipped into lots of butter and coated with cinnamon and sugar!! YESSSSS.

Cinnamon Swirl Donut Bread...A sweet cakey loaf with a delicious cinnamon swirl baked until perfection and then dipped into lots of butter and coated with cinnamon and sugar!! YESSSSS.

Cinnamon Swirl Donut Bread...A sweet cakey loaf with a delicious cinnamon swirl baked until perfection and then dipped into lots of butter and coated with cinnamon and sugar!! YESSSSS.

Cinnamon Swirl Donut Bread...A sweet cakey loaf with a delicious cinnamon swirl baked until perfection and then dipped into lots of butter and coated with cinnamon and sugar!! YESSSSS.

Cinnamon Swirl Donut Bread...A sweet cakey loaf with a delicious cinnamon swirl baked until perfection and then dipped into lots of butter and coated with cinnamon and sugar!! YESSSSS.

Cinnamon Swirl Donut Bread...A sweet cakey loaf with a delicious cinnamon swirl baked until perfection and then dipped into lots of butter and coated with cinnamon and sugar!! YESSSSS.

Cinnamon Swirl Donut Bread...A sweet cakey loaf with a delicious cinnamon swirl baked until perfection and then dipped into lots of butter and coated with cinnamon and sugar!! YESSSSS.

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Cinnamon Swirl Donut Bread

A sweet cakey loaf with a delicious cinnamon swirl baked until perfection and then dipped into lots of butter and coated with cinnamon and sugar!! YESSSSS.

Yield: 1 loaf

Prep Time:

Cook Time:

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Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk {or 1/2 cup milk + 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar}
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon molasses
  • coating:
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease light colored loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In large bowl, mix oil, butter and sugar until well combined. Stir in eggs and vanilla until smooth. Gently stir in dry ingredients and buttermilk until uniform batter has formed. Scrape sides to ensure no lumps are present. Remove 1/2 cup prepared batter from bowl and place into a separate smaller bowl. To that small amount of batter, stir in cinnamon and molasses.
  3. Pour half of the prepared batter into the bottom of the loaf pan. Spoon half of the cinnamon batter in small dollops overtop the batter. Pour remaining plain batter over the top. Dot the top with remaining cinnamon batter. Using a butter knife, swirl two batters together. Bake 45-50 minutes or until toothpick comes out with a few moist crumbs.
  4. While loaf is baking, get coating ready. Pour melted butter into a large shallow dish. Stir sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon together in a separate large shallow dish.
  5. Cool 10 minutes before loosening edges and removing loaf from pan. The loaf should be very warm, but cool enough to handle with your hands.
  6. Dip each side of loaf into melted butter until fully coated. Spoon remaining melted butter over the edges that tend to be more crispy. Transfer buttery loaf to the cinnamon-sugar mixture and press into the sides and top until fully coated.
  7. Slice into pieces and serve warm or at room temperature.

Cinnamon Swirl Donut Bread...A sweet cakey loaf with a delicious cinnamon swirl baked until perfection and then dipped into lots of butter and coated with cinnamon and sugar!! YESSSSS.

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  1. Damn….I have all the ingredients on hand! Will be making this, but think I will just melt a little butter and brtush the top only and sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on…that looks totally satisfying for the adults in the house. Or maybe I will make a butter glaze with cinnamon sugar in it and pour over the cake after I poke some holes in it.

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  2. Lauren,

    Omg! How decadent. Could you use plain yogurt instead of buttermilk? I can almost taste this on Christmas morning.

    Thanks!
    Sheila Best

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  3. I am so making this…looks wonderfully sinful. Extra workouts for sure!!

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  4. Could I use coconut or avocado oil in place of the canola?

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  5. I am going to keep this recipe. I would love to make this in the morning.

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  6. This looks amazing!!

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  7. I don’t have molasses but I want it so bad!!! I seriously cannot wait to try this out!! It looks like the bread they sell in Costco (which I love!)

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    • The molasses is used strictly for color, so you can definitely try this recipe and leave that out 🙂

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      • Thank you! I will be baking this today! Do you have an Instagram? I love tagging the people who’s recipes I use so others know where to find them 🙂

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        • Yes! You can find me @laurens_latest on instagram 🙂

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  8. WOAH, NELLY! That looks insanely Amazing!!! Great job Lauren. I could eat that whole loaf!

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  9. Reminds me of Amish cinnamon bread, Will have to make this one. YUM!

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  10. OMG I just made this because we needed something sweet to munch on and this is like a fluffy warm slice of perfect!!! I will be making this many many many more times! Thank you.

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  11. This was totally awesome. I didn’t have canola oil so I used coconut oil! Wow I love the flavor.

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  12. This is amazing!!! Made it and just scarfed down 2 pieces😊 I just brushed the melted butter on the bread and sprinkled it with tons of the sugar mixture rather than dipping each side…. definitely need that on all sides of the bread for the sheer deliciousness of it! Thanks for a great and easy recipe😉

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  13. I made this last night and it was so good! I used maple syrup instead of molasses & vegetable oil instead of canola(didn’t have either of those) I wanna make everything on here! 🙂

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  14. This looks great. I can almost smell it cooking. The picture looks like a 9 x 5 loaf size not an 8 x 4. But want to be sure. 9 x 5? Thanks.

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  15. Hi! My daughter and I just made this! She did the recipe straight by the book and I jazzed mine up with some cream cheese. Can’t wait for it to come out the oven!!

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  16. Thanks for the great recipe! I just made this, followed the recipe exactly, came out beautifully. I was worried about it falling apart when rolling it in the butter but all went well. I couldn’t help but think that a bit of mace added to the main batch would really contribute to the donut flavor….gotta try that next time….and there WILL be a next time. Thanks again for a great recipe….it was moist, sweet, and very tasty.

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  17. OMG this looks awesome!

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  18. Lauren
    Can you use vegetable or sunflower oil as I will not use Canola oil due to GMO?

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  19. This looks SO GOOD! I am getting ready to make a loaf now….I can’t wait! In anticipation of making it AGAIN in the future, I was wondering if you’ve ever made mini loaves with it? Any suggestions would be appreciated. 🙂

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  20. So…I made it…let me just say WOW!!! This bread is DELICIOUSLY AMAZING!!! My entire family loved it! Thanks so much for a fantastic recipe!

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    • Awesome! So glad you all liked it 🙂

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  21. This looks amazing! My daughter and I are making this tomorrow! ♡♡♡

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  22. Made this bread for my Sunday School kids and we all loved it! I put the batter in mini loaf pans, which made it easier to bathe the loaves in the butter:) Thanks for sharing!

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  23. This sounds delicious! I think I’ll try this recipe when my grandchildren are here for Christmas!

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  24. Yum! This bread looks great. I’m definitely going to make it.

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  25. This is one of my favorite recipes on your site!! It’s so delish and goes perfectly with a strong cup of coffee 🙂

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  26. P.S. Merry Christmas 🙂

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  27. This is the next item on my baking list once I finish up my Christmas cookies.

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  28. This look delish! Can’t wait to bake! I have lots of pecans on hand. How do you think it would be with that addition?

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  29. I made this in a heart shaped tin for Valentines Day. I would have attached a pic but there was no where to attach it. This is amazing bread!

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  30. Could there be something that could be substituted for the eggs in this recipe

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  31. Good stuff

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  32. Weellll, I showed this to my hunny…Guess you know what I’ll be doing later! LOL!

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  33. Great gift idea.

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  34. Looks very good

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  35. A must bake. Extra good when still warm.

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  36. Cinnamon Donut Bread

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  37. Wow this good. Will be making it again. Thank you

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  38. I made it this morning and it’s very good. Keeper!

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  39. Will be making this . Looks great.

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  40. What size loaf pan?

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    • I used a 1 lb. Pan: 8″ x 4 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ high

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  41. Sounds yummy. I have to make this

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  42. Delicious…I made blueberry sauce for the side…now that’s a yummy treat!

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  43. great recipe

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  44. Looks delicious

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  45. Looks yummy yummy

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  46. This looks so 😋 yummy!! Making this today!!

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