Amish Cinnamon Bread

Amish Cinnamon Bread: A Timeless Recipe for Comfort and Joy

Embrace the cozy warmth of home baking with this delightful Amish Cinnamon Bread recipe! 


For the Bread:
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda

For the Cinnamon Swirl:
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

For the Topping:
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


1. Preheat the Oven:
   - Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan with butter or cooking spray.

2. Prepare the Batter:
   - In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and 1 cup of granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
   - Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
   - Stir in the buttermilk until well combined.

3. Mix the Dry Ingredients:
   - In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda.
   - Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.

4. Make the Cinnamon Swirl:
   - In a small bowl, combine 1/3 cup of granulated sugar and 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon to create the cinnamon swirl mixture.

5. Layer the Batter and Cinnamon Swirl:
   - Pour half of the batter into the prepared loaf pan, spreading it out evenly.
   - Sprinkle half of the cinnamon swirl mixture over the batter in the pan.
   - Repeat the layers with the remaining batter and cinnamon swirl mixture.

6. Prepare the Topping:
   - In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup of granulated sugar, 1/4 cup of flour, 2 tablespoons of softened butter, and 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon to make the topping mixture. Use a fork or pastry cutter to blend the ingredients until crumbly.

7. Add the Topping:
   - Sprinkle the topping mixture evenly over the top of the batter in the loaf pan.

8. Bake the Bread:
   - Place the loaf pan in the preheated oven and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

9. Cool and Serve:
   - Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
   - Transfer the bread to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing and serving.

Experience the timeless comfort of Amish Cinnamon Bread with its warm, fragrant spices and tender crumb. Whether enjoyed fresh from the oven or toasted with a pat of butter, this classic recipe is sure to bring joy to your home with every bite!