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Cinnamon Swirl Bread


Is there anything better than fresh, hot bread straight out of the oven? Here are two great ideas in one-a delicious Christmas breakfast menu addition AND a handmade Christmas gift.

My friend David Howard at Treasures in Earthen Vessels pottery in Gatlinburg, TN, makes these wonderful little bread bakers. I made one of the recipes that David includes with each purchase and had to share—Cinnamon Swirl Bread. This is going to perfect for Christmas morning with coffee, as we’re opening gifts or maybe I’ll serve it with our sit-down breakfast.

The bread baker cooks up the loaf perfectly-a pretty little picture that tastes so good. I like to give my neighbors a little goodie plate of cookies or something sweet every Christmas…I think I just figured out what I’m doing this year!

Here’s the link if you want to get one for yourself: . David includes plenty of recipe cards with each one, so you’ll have an abundance of fresh bread during the holidays. Grab your cup of coffee for this one and enjoy!

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Homemade bread made with swirls of cinnamon sugar, sour cream, butter & nuts!


2 cups self-rising flour, sifted

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

2/3 cup sugar

3/4 cup chopped nuts

2 eggs, slightly beaten

1 cup sour cream

1/2 cup butter, melted

1/4 cup milk

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon


  1. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.

  2. Add in eggs, sour cream, butter and milk and mix well.

  3. Pour half of the batter in the bread baker.

  4. Mix together melted butter, brown sugar, and 1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon in a small bowl.

  5. Swirl half of above mixture through the batter.

  6. Pour remaining batter into bread baker and swirl the rest of the cinnamon mixture throughout.

  7. Bake 60-70 minutes at 350 degrees.


  1. Make sure to put the bread baker in a cold oven and let it warm up slowly. No preheating.

By David Howard Adapted from Treasures in Earthen Vessels


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