Ain’t B’s Cinnamon Bread

4.17 avg. rating (83% score) - 24 votes

Ain’t B’s Cinnamon Bread

I just love this cinnamon bread! It’s very moist, extremely easy to make, great for gift giving, makes great french toast, but best of all it tastes great!

Yield: One 9x5 inch loaf


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (unbleached)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons white vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup pecans (optional)
  • Topping
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons margarine or butter
  • 1/4 cup pecans (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9x5 inch loaf pan.
In large mixing bowl add the first 10 ingredients, beat 3 minutes. Pour into prepared loaf pan. Smooth top.
Combine 3 tablespoons white sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and butter, mixing until crumbly. Sprinkle topping over smoothed batter. Using knife, cut in a light swirling motion to give a marbled effect. (sprinkle top with 1/4 cup crushed nuts)
Bake for about 50 minutes. Test with toothpick. When inserted it should come out clean. Remove bread from pan to rack to cool.

  • elodie

    I loved it! I used plain yogurt instead of buttermilk and only 1/8 cup of oil, and nuts from Brazil because that’s what I had on hand. Thank you very much for the recipe! Next time I’ll add more cinnamon!

  • This is a wonderful bread to put in Christmas baskets. I plan to make several. It

  • Anonymous

    You can’t go wrong with this recipe, my family loved it…I’m making 3 more today!! It’s really good warmed straight out of the oven with cinnamon butter on it, but it is delicious all by itself.

  • Anonymous

    Easiest and best recipe I have found for a quick cinnamon bread/coffee cake. Makes a very tender loaf that’s yummy with coffee or tea.

    I made it between the early church service and the pot-luck. There wasn’t a crumb left!

  • I found it to be moist and easy to make as the recipe stated! I added raisins, which I think added to the bread’s taste. I also sprinkled some cinnamon sugar on top before baking.


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