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cinnamon pull apart bread in glass dish

Cinnamon Sugar Pull Apart Bread

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hours 35 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


Sweet, gooey Cinnamon Sugar Pull Apart bread flavored with cinnamon and sugar is like a cinnamon roll in a loaf! Perfect for breakfast, dessert, or coffee!


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  • 2 1/4 tsp active yeast (1 packet)
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • pinch granulated sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup melted butter (4 tbsp)
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp molasses
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup melted butter (4 tbsp)


  1. In a small bowl combine warm water, pinch of sugar and yeast. Set aside until frothy.
  2. In a large stand mixer (affiliate link) bowl combine flour, 1/4 cup sugar and salt.
  3. Stir to mix.
  4. Add 1/3 cup melted butter, milk, yeast mixture, molasses and eggs one at a time while mixing at low speed.
  5. Remove dough from mixer to a greased bowl-dough will be very sticky.
  6. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and allow to rise for 1 hour.
  7. Dough will double in size, punch dough to deflate and knead in an additional 2 tbsp of flour.
  8. Cover for an additional 10 minutes.
  9. Meanwhile grease and flour a 9" bread pan and mix 1 cup sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  10. Set aside.
  11. On a lightly floured surface roll dough out as thin as you can without it breaking.
  12. Brush melted butter over the entire surface and thoroughly coat with cinnamon sugar mixture.
  13. Use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into 2" strips.
  14. Stack strips and cut again to form 2" squares.
  15. Arrange dough in bread pan by laying stacks of dough on it's side.
  16. Cover and allow to rise an additional 30 minutes.
  17. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  18. Bake bread for 30-35 minutes until a deep golden brown (this ensures the bread is cooked thoroughly on the inside.
  19. Allow to cool 15 minutes.
  20. To remove, loosen bread by running butter knife around the edges first.
  21. Serve immediately, store in an airtight container up to 3 days.

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