cinnamon quick bread sliced on a white cutting board

Cinnamon Quick Bread

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I love quick bread and this cinnamon quick bread is so amazing. It is sweet, soft, moist, and oh so yummy.

Do you like banana bread, zucchini bread, coconut bread, or other quick bread? If so you will love this amazing homemade cinnamon quick bread. It is so incredibly easy to make, if I can do it, you can do it. Let’s get baking!

Step 1: Gather the ingredients and tools

several ingredients in glass bowls on a wooden table for making cinnamon quick bread

In order to make this yummy cinnamon quick bread you need the following ingredients and tools:

  • Egg – The egg will provide structure and act as a binder for the other ingredients. It will also help make the bread batter smoother which will affect the texture.
  • Milk – I use whole milk when baking, but other milk can be used as well, even almond milk if you like. The milk will help create a softer loaf as well as add flavor.
  • Oil – I use either canola or vegetable oil. The oil affects the texture and moisture to the batter as well as lends to a lighter bread.
  • Sour Cream – The sour cream helps add moisture to the bread without thinning the batter out. It is an optional ingredient.
  • White granulated sugar – The sugar will add sweetness to the batter/bread and also aids in browning and tenderizing. It also acts as a preservative. Quick bread is generally sweeter than traditional yeast-based bread.
  • Flour – All-purpose/plain flour is my choice for this particular cinnamon quick bread, but bread flour can be used as well.
  • Baking powder – The baking powder is the main leavening agent in this bread. It will increase the volume and create a lighter bread.
  • Salt – The salt will balance out the sweetness and enhance the flavor of the other ingredients.
  • Ground cinnamon – The cinnamon is the star of this dish!


  • Bowls
  • Spatula
  • 9x5 bread pan, greased with shortening or butter and floured
  • Whisk
  • Wire rack

Step 2: How to make cinnamon quick bread

Begin by preheating the oven to 350 F/176 C. Next in a large bowl add the egg and whisk it. Then add the milk, oil, and sour cream and whisk until combined. Next, add in 1 cup of the white granulated sugar and whisk that in.

I really like using sour cream because it makes the overall bread moister without affecting the flavor. But it is an optional ingredient. The bread will still turn out amazing without it.

Step 3: Mix the dry ingredients

Add the flour, salt, and baking powder to a separate bowl and whisk until combined. You may also use a sifter if you like.

Step 4: Complete the cinnamon quick bread batter

Mix in the dry ingredients half at a time until well combined, leaving you with a smooth quick bread batter. Now take a small bowl and add the remaining 1/3 cup of sugar. Mix it with the ground cinnamon and set aside.

Step 5: Bake that yummy cinnamon bread

cinnamon quick bread batter being poured into a greased and floured bread pan on top of a wooden table.

Take a 9x5 inch bread loaf pan and grease it with shortening or butter. Then add some flour to it and tap it around so it coats the entire pan. Then tap out the excess flour. Now pour in half of the quick bread batter.

Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mixture over this half of the bread batter.

Hand with knife dragging through the cinnamon quick bread batter in the pan.

Pour the rest of the batter on top of the cinnamon and sugar. Then run a butter knife in zig-zags through the batter. This will create a swirl or different pattern.

Freshly baked cinnamon quick bread in a pan on top of a wooden table

Place the pan in the preheated oven in the middle rack position and bake for 45 to 55 minutes. It will be done when a toothpick comes out clean after being inserted. In my oven it also takes around 55 minutes.

If you need to cover the pan with foil to prevent over browning around the 35 minute mark. Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 10 to 15 minutes.

Step 6: Cool and serve that cinnamon quick bread

Hand holding a sliced cinnamon quick bread over a white cutting board

After the bread has cooled a bit in the pan, run a butter knife or cake spatula around the edges of the pan. Then turn to pan over to release the bread. It should come right out. Place the bread on a wire rack to cool completely, or you can slice it and serve it a little warm. I love putting butter on mine. Enjoy!

How long will this cinnamon quick bread last?

If you wrap the bread in plastic wrap or place it in a ziplock bag it will last around 3 days if stored at room temperature. It will last about a week in the refrigerator. The bread also freezes well, which will prolong the life of it.

Cinnamon Quick Bread

This yummy cinnamon quick bread is soft, moist, and oh so delicious. Serve it with some butter and it is a party in the mouth with every bite. Can you eat just one slice?
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Cooling time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fast, moist, soft
Servings: 10 slices
Calories: 276kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • Bowls
  • Spatula
  • 9x5 bread pan, greased with shortening or butter and floured
  • Whisk
  • Wire rack


  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup of milk 250 ml
  • 1/4 cup of oil canola, vegetable, coconut, etc. (60 ml)
  • 1/3 cup sour cream optional (80 g)
  • 1 1/3 cup white granulated sugar divided (268 g)
  • 2 cups all-purpose/plain flour 284 g
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder 14 g
  • 1/2 tsp. salt 2g
  • 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon 8g


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F/176 C.
  • In a large bowl whisk the eggs, milk, oil, and sour cream together. Add 1 cup of the sugar and whisk that in.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add the flour mixture half at a time, while whisking it into the large bowl of batter.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the cinnamon and 1/3 cup of sugar.
  • Take a 9x5 inch bread pan and grease the sides and bottom with shortening or butter. Then flour it, removing the excess flour. Now pour in half of the cinnamon quick bread batter.
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mixture on top, and then add the rest of the batter. Draw zig-zags in the batter with a knife.
  • Bake the bread in the oven on the middle rack for 45 to 55 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Add aluminum foil to the top of the bread at the 35-minute mark to prevent over-browning if necessary. Once the bread has baked allow it to cool for 10 to 15 minutes in the pan, before removing it and allow it to cool on a wire rack the rest of the way. Enjoy!


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  1. debra m dohse

    could u use vannilla yogurt instead of the sour cream

  2. Elizabeth O

    5 stars
    I do really love trying new pastry recipe like this. Cinnamon rolls are my fave and this cinnamon bread looks really delicious. I’m so excited to try this recipe. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. 5 stars
    I just bought a new oven! I hope I can bake Cinnamon Quick Bread. I’ll buy ingredients soon.

  4. 5 stars
    GET IN MY BELLY! I could eat an entire loaf of that all by myself. I love cinnamon in baked goods.

  5. I’ve been looking at different bread recipes to make and this one looks yummy. I would definitely love to try it out.

  6. blair villanueva

    5 stars
    I wish I have the baking skill, but just like cooking, I failed in this department. Your cinnamon recipe deserves 5-stars!

  7. 5 stars
    I love cinnamon bread. It’s legit one of my favorite things. This recipe knocks it out of the park!

  8. Lavern Moore

    Every time I visit your blog, I learn something new and this is no exception. This time bread. I can’t wait to read more!

  9. 5 stars
    I’ve really been into baking and drinking quarantine, I’m definitely going to make the simple quick cinnamon bread

  10. This looks so good and so easy too! I’m going to make it this weekend.

  11. 5 stars
    Another amazing recipe form Matt! Everyone should make this Cinnamon Quick Bread. Super quick and great in the morning with my coffee.

  12. i love cinnamon bread. one of the best delicacies. however i don’t think i knew people use sour cream. i might have to try this recipe and compare to my own.

  13. Oh boy!! The bread looks so moist and delicious. And as a plus it’s quick to make. I can’t wait to try it, your steps are so well explained ☺️

  14. 5 stars
    What a great recipe. I love cinnamon. I was thinking about baking cinnamon buns soon but might try this instead. Thank you !

  15. Steven Morrissette

    5 stars
    This looks so easy to realize. Furthermore, it must be so delicious.

  16. 5 stars
    Thanks for sharing this tasty recipe. My family just love breads. Will try to make this one day.

  17. 5 stars
    OK! Going to the store to buy sour cream now! This looks so good

  18. 5 stars
    I just printed this up so I can cook it for breakfast in the morning!

  19. You used two of my favorite words… cinnamon and quick! Definitely trying this bread recipe!

  20. 5 stars
    I think I’ve always been a fan of cinnamon so this post did grab my attention. This does look really easy to do and I think I might have my slices with a bit of butter also. Love the inclusion of sour cream there to achieve a nice moist result. Yet another winner from this site!

  21. 5 stars
    I never had cinnamon bread before. I do love cinnamon though. I will try out this recipe when I get a chance.

  22. 5 stars
    This was the perfect treat for this morning! My daughter helped me mix it up and we had so much fun!

  23. Laura Reese

    5 stars
    This cinnamon bread is so good. I love how soft and delicious it was. I think I might whip more up for some neighbors and friends.

  24. 5 stars
    Loving this right now. So moist and easy to make. Had to tell the family to stop eating so much of it.. haha Wish it lasted longer. Will have to make more. So so good!

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