Cinnamon Streusel Bread

Breakfast + Quick Breads
January 11, 2022
Breakfast + Quick Breads
January 11, 2022

Cinnamon Streusel Bread

  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Cook time: 45 min
  • Total time: 1 hr

Start your day off right with a cup of coffee and a thick slice of this buttery cinnamon streusel bread. This scrumptious cinnamon quick bread is swirled with thick layer of cinnamon sugar and topped with a buttery brown sugar streusel. You’ll love it!

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Cinnamon Streusel Bread

Start your day off right with a cup of coffee and a thick slice of this buttery cinnamon streusel bread. This scrumptious cinnamon quick bread is swirled with a thick layer of cinnamon sugar and topped with a buttery brown sugar streusel. You’ll love it!

cinnamon streusel bread

Cinnamon Streusel Bread

Good days start with good breakfasts, and you’re in for a GREAT day with this delicious cinnamon streusel bread. Made with a buttery quick bread, ribbons of cinnamon sugar and topped with a buttery, brown sugar streusel, this cinnamon swirl quick bread is what breakfast dreams are made of.

Quick breads are one of my favorite breakfast treats to whip up because they’re easy to make, sturdy enough to transport or mail, and they stay moist for days.

cinnamon streusel quick bread with cinnamon sugar swirl

What is cinnamon streusel bread?

Cinnamon streusel bread tastes an awful lot like coffee cake but it’s not quite as dense and rich! It’s made with a super soft and moist vanilla quick bread, swirled with a cinnamon sugar, topped off with a crunchy, buttery streusel, and drizzled with a sweet vanilla glaze to really just push it over the edge.

cinnamon streusel bread

Ingredients for this cinnamon swirled quick bread

This cinnamon streusel bread is made with simple, staple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry! Plus it’s pretty forgiving, so you can always tweak the recipe slightly if you need to! Have any questions about substitutions? Feel free to leave a comment (I will get back to you!), or check out or baking substitutions guide!

  • Butter
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Buttermilk
  • Powdered Sugar

cinnamon streusel bread with vanilla glaze

Tips for storing your cinnamon streusel bread so it stays moist all week

Most baked goods are not consumed in one day. Even if we *want* to eat the whole loaf in one sitting, it’s probably best to savor this cinnamon streusel bread over the week so you can have a little something sweet every day. Luckily, this bad boy keeps moist for up to 7 days as long as you store it correctly.

I like to keep this cinnamon streusel loaf tightly wrapped in plastic wrap or in an airtight container in the fridge. I find the fridge keeps it fresher longer than leaving it on the counter. Plus it tastes delicious cold. Or, if you want it warm, simply slice off a piece and pop it in the microwave, in the oven, or toast it in butter pan (my favorite) to heat it up!

cinnamon streusel bread with vanilla glaze

Can you freeze cinnamon streusel bread?

Heck yeah you can! Make sure to let the bread cool completely before freezing to prevent any condensation which will make the bread taste freezer burnt more quickly. Once the bread is cool, tightly wrap it in plastic wrap or place in an airtight plastic bag. Freeze for up to 3 months! Enjoy!

cinnamon streusel quick bread

Happy baking, my friends! Enjoy.

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Cinnamon Streusel Bread

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Start your day off right with a cup of coffee and a thick slice of this buttery cinnamon streusel bread. This scrumptious cinnamon quick bread is swirled with a thick layer of cinnamon sugar and topped with a buttery brown sugar streusel. You’ll love it!

Start your day off right with a cup of coffee and a thick slice of this buttery cinnamon streusel bread. This scrumptious cinnamon quick bread is swirled with a thick layer of cinnamon sugar and topped with a buttery brown sugar streusel. You’ll love it!

  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american
  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american
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  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american

Ingredients

for the cinnamon sugar swirl

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt

for the bread

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk

for the cinnamon streusel topping

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 6 Tablespoons butter, melted

for the vanilla glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 Tablespoon milk or cream
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a 1 pound loaf pan with parchment paper on all sides. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl combine all the ingredients for the cinnamon sugar swirl. Mix together and set aside.
  3. In a stand mixer fit with the whisk attachment, cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  4. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the eggs and vanilla extract, beating until smooth and well combined.
  5. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir to evenly distributed everything.
  6. Add about half of the dry ingredients and mix. Next, add the buttermilk and mix. Add the remaining dry ingredients and mix until no streaks of flour remain. Do not over mix.
  7. Spoon half the batter into your prepared pan and use a greased rubber spatula to spread the batter to the edges. Top with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Spoon the remaining batter over the sugar and spread to the edges of the pan.
  8. Use a butter knife to make big swirls in your bread, dragging your knife through the bread a few times.
  9. Make the streusel topping (I usually just do this in the dirty bowl you made the batter in because I am lazy, but you can also use a clean bowl). Combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt and stir to combine. Add the melted butter and mix until the mixture resembles wet sand and clumps together.
  10. Sprinkle the streusel evenly over the top of your bread.
  11. Bake for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted into he middle comes out mostly clean and the bread is golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  12. While the bread cools, make the vanilla glaze. Combine all the ingredients for the glaze in a small bowl and whisk together until smooth and creamy.
  13. Once the bread is cool, drizzle with the glaze and enjoy!

Keywords: cinnamon streusel bread, cinnamon swirl quick bread

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  1. Hello! I LOVE all of your recipes, they’re so delicious! I was wondering, what brands of cinnamon do you reccommend? thank you!

  2. I followed the recipe exactly and it baked up great and came out of the pan great. However, when I started slicing it disentigrated. I’m thinking the streusal shoul have some liquid in it.

    • Hi Amanda! Ovens can run so differently and the type of pan you bake it in can also heat up quicker or less quickly which can affect your bake time. We always recommend using a knife to test if your baked goods are done!

  3. I made this yesterday and I absolutely love it! The streusel topping is my favorite part!

  4. Hey Sarah, in the instructions for combining the streusel ingredients you list salt, however, salt is not listed as one of the streusel ingredients. How much salt should be in the the streusel?