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Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread

Cinnamon swirl quick bread is an incredibly moist sweet bread with the yummiest swirl of cinnamon tucked inside and a crumb topping. This easy quick bread will become one of your favorite things to bake and enjoy!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Bread, Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 841kcal


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

For the Cinnamon Swirl:

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

For  Crumble Topping:

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

For Glaze:

  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp water


  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together the dry ingredients: flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • Add the oil and mix until small lumps begin to form. Add the sour cream, eggs, and vanilla. Mix JUST UNTIL batter forms (do not over mix). The batter will be lumpy, and that’s okay.
  • Mix together the 2/3 cup sugar and 1 tbsp cinnamon.
  • Pour and spread 1/3 of the batter into the prepared loaf pan (Line a 9x5x3 loaf pan with foil and lightly grease) . Sprinkle 1/2 of the cinnamon sugar mixture over top.
  • Pour and spread 1/3 of the batter over the cinnamon sugar layer. Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon sugar over top.
  • Pour and spread the remaining batter over the layer of cinnamon sugar. Set aside to prepare crumble topping.

For crumble topping:

  • Mix together the flour and sugar in a medium mixing bowl. Cut in the butter until a crumble forms (I like to use my fingers about halfway through the “cutting”).
  • Sprinkle the crumble over top of the bread batter.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 60-70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.

For the glaze:

  • Use a fork to whisk together the water and the powdered sugar until thick glaze forms. Drizzle over the freshly baked bread


  • Don’t forget to use foil and grease to help remove the bread from the pan.
  • If you want to freeze it, skip the glaze and make the glaze fresh when you are ready to serve the bread.
  • Lightly toast a slice and top with a pad of butter to serve as tasty breakfast.
recipe adapted from Something Swanky


Calories: 841kcal | Carbohydrates: 122g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 320mg | Potassium: 266mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 79g | Vitamin A: 594IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 3mg