Snickerdoodle Swirl Bread Recipe

This Snickerdoodle bread is the embodiment of comfort with a soft fluffy sweetness and the warm flavor of cinnamon sugar.

Snickerdoodle Swirl Bread

I just sat down with a warm slice of this delicious Snickerdoodle Swirl Bread. I just love sharing a recipe while it’s fresh on my tastebuds so the timing is perfect.  I’m having it right now with a cup of coffee for an early afternoon pick me up and then I’ll be sending the rest off to friends and neighbors throughout the rest of the day. As long as I’ve been in the kitchen, it’s always been the most fun to cook for other people!

Snickerdoodle Swirl Bread

Recipe Ingredients:

  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • Self rising flour
  • Whole milk
  • Vinegar or buttermilk
  • Cinnamon
  • Allspice
  • Brown sugar

How To Make Snickerdoodle Bread

Snickerdoodle Swirl Bread

The recipe card with exact ingredients is at the bottom of this post.

Begin by placing some of the butter, eggs, sugar, and vanilla in a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until well blended and smooth. Add flour and milk and beat again until well incorporated.

Important note: Since these photographs were taken, I’ve started tossing in 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to this batter as well and it takes this over the top!

Snickerdoodle Swirl Bread

Take out about 1/2 cup of batter and put it in a small bowl. Stir in some of the cinnamon and allspice (exact measurements in recipe card at bottom of post) and stir until well combined.

Take half of the remaining batter and spoon into a well greased loaf pan. 

Snickerdoodle Swirl Bread

Top with half of the cinnamon batter mixture, dropping in spoonfuls over the top. Use a butter knife to swirl them slightly into the batter. 

Snickerdoodle Swirl Bread

Repeat with remaining batter, remaining cinnamon batter, and swirling. 

Bake this at 350 for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 

Snickerdoodle Swirl Bread

Allow to cool for ten minutes in the loaf pan and then turn out onto a platter, waxed paper, or a handy dandy bit of kraft paper. 

Stir together dry topping ingredients. Liberally brush top of loaf with melted butter from topping ingredients and then generously sprinkle with topping. 

Snickerdoodle Swirl Bread

Enjoy your delicious cinnamon sugar topped Snickerdoodle Swirl Bread!

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Snickerdoodle Swirl Bread

Snickerdoodle Swirl Bread is the embodiment of comfort with a soft fluffy sweetness and the warm flavor of cinnamon sugar.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread
Servings: 4
Calories: 233kcal
Author: Christy Jordan


  • 1 stick butter at room temp (salted or unsalted)
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups self rising flour
  • ½ cup whole milk with 1 tablespoon vinegar or 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 heaping teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice


  • ¼ cup butter – melted
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Spray a 9x5 loaf pan liberally with cooking spray or grease and flour it (I use cooking spray).
  • In a mixing bowl, place butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla (I like to add an extra teaspoon of cinnamon here as well). Beat with an electric mixer until smooth and well combined. Add flour and milk and mix again until blended, about one minute.
  • Remove 1/2 cup of batter to a small bowl. To this, stir in 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon allspice. Set aside.
  • Pour half of remaining batter into loaf pan. Use a spoon to drop 1/2 cinnamon batter randomly over the top. Swirl lightly with a butter knife.
  • Add the remaining batter and dollop the remaining cinnamon batter over, swirling again.
  • Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool for ten minutes and then turn out onto platter or towel lined countertop for topping.
  • Melt 1/4 cup butter. In separate small bowl, stir together brown sugar, granulated sugar, and cinnamon from topping ingredients. Brush top of bread generously with all of the butter. Sprinkle generously with brown sugar & cinnamon mixture. Serve warm or allow to cool.


*The last couple of times I've made this I've started adding an additional 1 teaspoon of cinnamon into the batter along with the butter and sugar. It makes it even better!


Calories: 233kcal
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  1. Thanks so much for the lesson AND the bread, Christy! I love what you share about your family and it warms my heart that y’all are so close. My husband and I love cinnamon so I need to make this, stat! 🙂

  2. Who cares about the bread with a lesson like that!!! Thanks for being observant, processing it all, and passing your wisdom on.

  3. Love, love, love this!!
    Christy, you are able to express so beautifully what is on many of our hearts and minds! Thank you for this timely reminder to intentionally “unplug” and take notice of who and what is really important and valuable. Blessings to you and your precious ones.

  4. Thanks so much for sharing. I have been working to remember that I am living the dream! You know the one some of us had: to grow up, fall in love, get married and have children?! On the hard days I remind myself God has blessed me with my dream come true and I need to enjoy it. I need to truly connect with my loved ones. I think tonight would be a good night to surprise my 22 year old son with this bread when he gets home from work. Thanks for sharing your heart with us and reminding us what truly matters.

  5. Research is showing that a large number of people are lonly and the number is growing. If people disconnected from media and tech and connected wirh each other more it would improve the isolation they feel. Your families plan is a good one easy to do and benificial.

    1. That is so true and it breaks my heart. I see so many people who are isolated among a crowd of folks but a lot of people don’t realize it because they have so many “friends” on facebook, they don’t recognize the loneliness from lack of deep connections. Just hurts my heart. Thank you for being here, Blanche.

          1. Hey Laverne! Almond flour is going to behave very differently from self rising flour. It’s more dense, doesn’t have any gluten, or the addition of leavening agents that self rising flour has. I’m afraid, as much as I do love almond flour, I can’t recommend it for this recipe. You can try it but you’ll need to experiment, perhaps quite a bit. I do have an almond flour recipe coming up in time for the holidays though!

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