Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread has always been a popular post on this blog, but it has jumped up to most popular post the last two months so I decided to make some updates. My youngest and I even made a youtube video. He is so fun to watch in these cooking videos and he loves making them so I'm sure there will be more.
Depending on the size of your bread pan, you may need to split this up among more than one pan. My old photos on this post were from my favorite old big bread pan, which I can't find since our last move. I tried baking it in one of my other pans recently to update the pictures for this post and because I have four hungry boys at home (they can consume a loaf of cinnamon bread in no time), but when I crammed it one pan, part of it bulged out of the pan while baking.
This is an old original photo. Notice how I put some pieces on the side to fit them all in the pan. You will probably need two pans.
Ready for the oven!
You can also arrange it in a pie pan. I make it for Christmas morning in the shape of a wreath for the kids which is always festive. This one is a little more browned than I would like, but there is no perfection right now with the busyness of four boys at home.
This warm sweet bread with a crunchy sugary coating is the best. The sugar coating reminds me of my favorite indulgence from Panera, the sugar crunch bagel.
Here he is...my littlest kitchen helper. My aunt said "he's a hoot" and he is. He keeps me laughing and keeps me on my toes. In this video, we show you how to roll out and cut the dough to form the layers that make up cinnamon sugar pull-apart bread. Enjoy!
Years ago when I first published this post, I saw this gorgeous recipe at Joy the Baker for Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread. I was excited to try it, but after reading the recipe I thought I could convert this to a bread machine recipe and save myself some time. It worked wonderfully in the bread machine. The dough was easy to work with and the bread was delicious. If you don't have a bread machine, you can see the original recipe at Joy the Baker.
1/3 cup whole milk
4 Tbsp. butter
1/4 cup warm tap water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 teaspoons (1 envelope) active dry yeast
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
fresh ground nutmeg (optional)
4 Tbsp. butter, melted until browned (It smells like warm caramel.)
1. Warm milk and butter in a saucepan until butter melts. Pour this liquid into the bread machine.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients in the order listed. Run the bread machine on the dough cycle for sweet dough. My machine takes about an hour and a half.
3. When the dough is done, roll it out into a big sheet of dough.
4. Brush the dough with the browned butter.
5. Sprinkle with the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Grate some fresh nutmeg over the dough.
6. Next, cut the dough into long thin strips. A pizza wheel works great for this.
7. Cut the long dough strips into stacks of squares.
8. Place the dough stacks in a greased bread pan.
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Hi, I'm Faith, a former Family and Consumer Science teacher turned food blogger. I love God, my family, and food. You can usually find me in the kitchen preparing family friendly, homemade recipes and taking lots of pictures.
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