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Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

May 4, 2011

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

Cinnamon, sugar and butter between slices of dough and baked to a warm hue. How can you resist?

It looks all fancy schmancy, but it’s really simply to make. It’s the basic plain white bread dough. You just do a little bit of rolling, spreading and slicing. Shove it into a loaf pan, and then let time and the oven do its job. I’m one of those that believe that there is no such thing as too much cinnamon; so I’m not shy at all about how much I use.

And you know, this bread is pretty genius. You don’t have to bother slicing it – you just peel it apart slice by slice. It’s rather fascinating doing so – watching the slices come apart, as you get hit by a whiff of cinnamon. It’s joyful. It’s comforting. And then you bite into soft, pillowy, flavourful bread.

The cinnamon pull-apart bread is best had minutes after you’ve baked it. I baked two large loaf pans and didn’t have any leftovers. But if you do, then there is no better use of the bread than making yourself some French toast. Heaven on a plate.

Inspired from Joy the Baker, I made the cinnamon sugar pull-apart bread using my go-to soft white bread recipe (Don’t be fooled by its use in the pesto bread roll – that’s just how versatile this bread recipe is.)


  • Reply Arch May 4, 2011 at 4:48 PM

    Awesomeness….will make it NOW !!

  • Reply EmandM May 4, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    Oh my gosh!! So delicious, I just made this too!! Yours looks amazing!

  • Reply Michelle May 4, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    When Joy posted this I went a little gaga over it. It is amazing and so fun in all its chunky goodness!

  • Reply Holly May 4, 2011 at 7:42 PM

    I was trying to decide whether to make cookies or bread this afternoon – I think I’ll just make this instead. :)

  • Reply Jamie May 4, 2011 at 5:50 PM

    As always… YUM!!

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  • Reply Charis May 5, 2011 at 12:15 PM

    shaheen do you think this will work if I just use regular white bread slices, smothered in butter, sugar and cinnamon? Obviously making the bread is the way to do it, but what if I want something quick?

    • Reply The Purple Foodie May 5, 2011 at 11:06 PM

      You know when you said that this post by orangette popped up in my head immediately. There is no way you’re going to want to continue sitting in your seat after reading this:

      • Reply Charis May 6, 2011 at 11:02 AM

        Wow!Making this today.
        Thanks :)
        ps-do you think dipping those triangles in dulce de leche will send me to the emergency room?

  • Reply Priya May 5, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Fantastic bread, simply inviting..

  • Reply kimberlycun May 5, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    this is pure genius!

  • Reply Ben May 5, 2011 at 5:50 PM

    You can’t resist this. Beautiful and delicious :)

  • Reply thecoffeesnob May 8, 2011 at 6:35 AM

    No way I could resist that even if I tried.

    It’s like cinnamon sugar toast, only a lot more fancy, gorgeous and genius!

  • Reply Anita Menon May 8, 2011 at 11:40 PM

    I had bookmarked this recipe from Joy’s blog sometime ago. But never got around making it. NOw that you have reminded, I will.

    Yours looks.. amazing..

  • Reply Namrata September 26, 2011 at 7:13 PM

    Hey Shaheen, hope you are doing good!

    i was wondering if the all-purpose flour can be replaced with whole wheat flour in this recipe? im basically looking for ways to make something so yummy healthier :)



    • Reply The Purple Foodie September 27, 2011 at 12:27 PM

      Hey Namo!
      Don’t replace the AP flour entirely. Maybe first time, start with 50% and then gradually increase as you get a hang of the dough. Wholewheat will make these rolls too dense. Also, you might need to add more water to this.

      • Reply Namrata September 27, 2011 at 3:36 PM

        ok, got it! thanks! :) will let you know how it turns out

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  • Reply Tatiana August 19, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    Fantastic recipe! Thank you so much. The best sweet bread that I ever had. Came out exactly like the photo. Perfect.

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