Oatmeal Cinnamon Swirl Bread

This Oatmeal Cinnamon Swirl Bread is one of my favorite breakfast treats. 

Oatmeal Cinnamon Swirl Bread via Sweet as a Cookie

This is the BEST bread EVER! I’m not even exaggerating. If you love bread (who doesn’t?) and you love cinnamon this bread is for you. I’ve made this recipe about 5 times in the last two months. It’s wonderful when popped into the toaster and smothered in butter. The warmth really releases the cinnamon flavor, so naturally it also makes the whole house smell wonderful 🙂

Oatmeal Cinnamon Swirl Bread via Sweet as a Cookie

I do have a video tutorial of this recipe coming soon, so if you feel a little lost it the directions you’ll be able to watch me make this recipe.  I’m going to start doing video tutorials for most of my recipes so if thats something you like… you’re welcome 😉 haha. When my boyfriend got home from work he actually asked me if this bread came from a bakery… he has seen me make it multiple times but this was the first time it looked perfect. So if your bread doesn’t look as perfect, it just takes practice. Sometimes the swirl is wonky and sometimes the whole loaf is a little misshaped. 

Oatmeal Cinnamon Swirl Bread via Sweet as a Cookie

I only started making my own breads this summer and I really fell in love with the whole process. It’s so relaxing and rewarding to make your own breads. There’s only two people in our household, otherwise I would make a loaf of bread a day. Some of my favorite bread recipes are the ones that have that thick impossibly chewy crust with the soft delicate centers (heaven!). 

Oatmeal Cinnamon Swirl Bread via Sweet as a Cookie

What are some of your favorite bread recipes? I’m a carb lover so I pretty much love anything dough related. Pizza, Cinnamon Rolls, and bread (obviously!). I wish they were skinny jeans friendly because I could eat them at every meal. I’m going to be experimenting with other bread recipes. What should I try and make next?

Oatmeal Cinnamon Swirl Bread
Serves 16
The most perfect breakfast bread recipe.
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Dough
  1. 3 cups bread flour (or all purpose flour)
  2. 1 cup quick oats
  3. 2 tbs. butter, melted
  4. 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  5. 3 tbs. brown sugar
  6. 2 tsp. instant yeast (or 1 pkt. active dry yeast*)
  7. 1 1/4 cups warm milk
Filling
  1. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  2. 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  3. 2 tsp. flour
  4. 1 egg
  5. 1 tbs. water
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer combine flour, quick oats, melted butter, salt, brown sugar, yeast, and milk with the dough hook.
  2. Allow the mixer to knead the dough for about 5 minutes until the dough is nice and smooth.
  3. Allow dough to rise in a lightly greased bowl for about 1 hour.
  4. While the dough is rising combine the filling; sugar, cinnamon and flour.
  5. Once dough has risen transfer the dough to a lightly greased surface.
  6. Carefully roll the dough into a 6" x 20" rectangle.
  7. In a small bowl combine the egg and water.
  8. Brush the rolled out dough with egg wash mixture and then sprinkle evenly with the cinnamon filling.
  9. Starting with the short end of the dough roll it into a log.
  10. Pinch the ends and seam to seal the dough.
  11. Transfer dough, seam side down, to a lightly greased loaf pan.
  12. Loosely cover the dough and allow to rise another 1-2 hours.
  13. (You can brush the top of the risen loaf with the remaining egg wash for a more finished look.)
  14. Once risen preheat oven to 350 F and allow to bake for approximately 40 minutes (internal temp. should reach 190 F).
  15. Allow to cool and enjoy!
Notes
  1. *If using active dry yeast, dissolve in warm milk for 5 minutes before adding to the rest of the ingredients.
Adapted from Oatmeal Bread Recipe
Sweet as a Cookie http://sweetasacookie.com/

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