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Panera has nothing on this bread recipe! Soft, homemade bread makes up the base of this cinnamon crunch braided bread. Homemade cinnamon chips fill the inside and it’s topped with a cinnamon crunch streusel.
I was reading an old post recently that was talking about how excited we were for the winter weather. I kept thinking, why in the world was I so excited about the cold? You can’t go outside without bundling up, sometimes it’s too cold to even open your garage door, and then sometimes it’s so cold your front door is frozen shut. This has all happened to me this past winter season. But now it’s summer. Summer means warmth, no school, warmth, running, warmth, picnics, warmth, my birthday, and warmth. Doesn’t it sound great?! I know it does.
Even though summer is upon us, that doesn’t mean you can’t bake homemade bread. Rain, snow or shine, biting into this braided bread makes me want to run around, whatever the weather, jumping with joy.
So this braided bread is similar to the pumpkin pie knots we made and is the same basic bread recipe as this bread that we LOVE so much. The wonderful difference is that there are homemade cinnamon chips kneaded inside and a cinnamon streusel on top. Yup, pretty much glorified cinnamon braided bread. This braided bread is completely homemade and is very simple to make.
To make this cinnamon braided bread recipe, you’ll mix up the dough just as we explained in over in the egg twist bread post. After the dough rises, you’ll follow these steps:
-Split the dough in half.
-Knead ½ cup homemade cinnamon chips into each one. Homemade cinnamon chips are the BEST, because they melt right in there and makes everything soft and sugary. They really are a must for this recipe. Make a double batch up ahead of time and store them in a Ziplock bag so you’re ready when the cinnamon craving hits.
-Divide the halves of dough each into three sections.
-Press the three sections on the top together and simply braid them together gently, and secure the ends. Then do the same thing with the other half.
-Put the egg wash on the bread loaves, and spread on the cinnamon streusel.
-Let the loaves rise again, and then bake them.
And then EAT them!!! That’s the best part.
This braided bread is worth the bit of time that it takes to make it. It might be tortuous awaiting the dough to rise and you might need to sneak a little cinnamon chip while you’re waiting. But when it finally comes out of the oven and you spread butter all over it, watch it melt and take your first bite…Mmmmmm!!
Just look at that soft, warm, cinnamon-crusted bread. Surprise your family so that when they walk in the kitchen they smell this delicious cinnamon-y bread waiting for them to devour.
So stop reading, start baking. It’s definitely worth it!
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I love this bread! I made it with the cinnamon crunchie bits and I made with a regular cinnamon bread filling. Both were awesome and yes it makes wonderful French toast. The best bread I have ever had, hands down.
I have made this several times, it comes out beautifully ❤️. Fixin to make it now, thank y’all
Could this be made in two 4×8 loaf pans?
I want to make the Breakfast cinnamon twist, the page for the homemade cinnamon chips is blank, can you help me?
I think I put my comment in the wrong box ????. I’m confused on the dry yeast, it says to add 1 pk. And then it says (2 1/4 teaspoons). Never made bread before..
Is there a way I can substitute coconut oil for butter and something else for milk?
I have been on such a bread kick lately – I’ve got to make this one!! It looks so good, and your photos are delicious!!
Pinned because there is no way I am NOT making this!
You are making me hungry!! This looks sooooo good! I’m not much of a baker, but I feel like I need to try this! Pinning to save for later!!
There are two PLACES IT SAYS 1 EGG to brush on top. Is it 2 eggs in the dough or 3?
I don’t know why this is all upper case….
I’m dying over this bread! Holy yum!! I need this in my life… goodbye Panera!! I bet this would make some mean french toast!
I love this bread gals! Crunchy cinnamon – YES!