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Easy Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread Recipe

19th Feb 2024

Cinnamon bread

Savoring the simple pleasures of homemade desserts has a unique way of bringing joy to our lives and there's something undeniably magical about the aroma of freshly baked bread mingling with the comforting scent of cinnamon and sugar. In this culinary escapade, we present to you our beloved recipe for Easy Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread—a delightful concoction that promises to elevate your dessert experience to new heights. Whether you're a seasoned baker seeking a quick yet satisfying project or a novice eager to embark on a delicious adventure, this recipe is tailored to delight your taste buds and enchant your senses.


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast (1 packet)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 2 large eggs

For the Cinnamon Sugar Coating:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted


  • Activate the Yeast:
  • In a bowl, combine warm milk and a pinch of sugar. Sprinkle the yeast over the milk, stir, and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes until it becomes frothy.
  • Prepare the Dough:
  • In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, and salt. Make a well in the center and add the yeast mixture, melted butter, and eggs. Mix until the dough comes together.
  • Knead and Rise:
  • Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead for about 5-7 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a damp cloth, and let it rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours or until it doubles in size.
  • Prepare the Cinnamon Sugar Coating:
  • In a small bowl, mix the granulated sugar and cinnamon for the coating.
  • Shape the Bread:
  • Punch down the risen dough and divide it into small balls (about golf ball size). Dip each ball in melted butter, then roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Assemble in the Pan:
  • Place the coated dough balls in a greased loaf pan, stacking them on top of each other.
  • Second Rise:
  • Cover the pan with a cloth and let it rise for another 30-45 minutes.
  • Bake:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Bake the bread for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Serve:
  • Allow the bread to cool slightly before pulling it apart and serving. Enjoy the sweet, cinnamon-infused goodness!

Feel free to customize this recipe by adding chopped nuts, raisins, or a drizzle of icing for extra sweetness. For more bread related ideas click here King Arthur Baking