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Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

Cinnamon Sugar Pull Apart Bread-Feature

Make the dough for this Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread with your bread machine.  So easy, and delicious!  Sweet, gooey and full of cinnamon sugar deliciousness!

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread is the ultimate in sweet delicious breads.  Seriously.  This bread is the stuff dreams are made of.  It’s sweet, soft, gooey and full of delicious cinnamon flavour.  If I had my way, we’d have a loaf every Saturday morning…but that’s just not good for my pants, know what I mean?  But when you want a treat, you should make this bread.  

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

And don’t worry, it’s much easier than it may look.  In fact, I make the dough for this pull apart bread in my bread machine.  Bread machines are so awesome for us non-bread makers…they do all the work for you. And the best part is, the end result is the same…you end up with a loaf of delicious bread.

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

I also really love that this is a sharing bread…set it out in the middle of your table, and everyone can help themselves.  You’ll notice a funny thing will happen…everyone will get quiet, and the middle pieces will disappear first.  That’s where all the gooey soft cinnamon sugar syrup is.  Are you convinced yet?

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

This recipe will make one large loaf of Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread.  Don’t worry if the pieces jumble up all over the place as the loaf bakes…it will taste amazing. I have also included some pictures below of how to prepare and cut the dough before it goes into the pan for baking…



Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

Make the dough for this Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread with your bread machine.  So easy, and delicious!  Sweet, gooey and full of cinnamon sugar deliciousness!



The Dough:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp skim milk powder
  • 1 tsp bread machine yeast

Cinnamon Sugar Mix:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp melted butter


The Dough:

  1. Add all of the bread ingredients to the bread machine in the order I have them listed.
  2. Set the bread machine to the dough cycle.
  3. When it is finished, remove the dough from the machine and set it in a warm place, cover with a clean tea towel, and let rise for 1 hour.
  4. At this point, you can put it in the fridge to use the next day, but when you take it out, let it sit for 30 minutes to warm up.

Cinnamon Sugar Mix:

  1. Combine the sugar and cinnamon. Set aside
  2. In a saucepan or microwave, melt your butter. Set aside.

Putting it together:

  1. Roll out dough to measure 12 x 18 inches.
  2. Slather it with the melted butter.
  3. Spread the cinnamon-sugar mix evenly over the dough. Use all of it. Yes.
  4. Cut your dough into 6 even strips, vertically.
  5. Stack the dough pieces on top of each other.
  6. Cut into 6 even strips again.
  7. Grease a loaf pan with butter.
  8. Line up your dough pieces as shown below.
  9. Cover your pan with a clean tea towel again, and let rise for 30-45 minutes more.
  10. Then, in a preheated 350 degree oven, bake for 35-45 minutes. (I put a cookie sheet under my tin, because the sugar mix tends to bubble over.)
  11. When baking is complete, take bread out of the oven, and let rest in the pan for about 15 minutes.
  12. Enjoy!


  • If you are using a bread machine, you can use the recipe for Sweet Dough, from your recipe book for your machine.
  • If you want to make the dough from scratch you can find the recipe over at Joy the Baker.

This recipe was adapted from Joy the Baker

Here’s a visual on how to prep the dough.  This is the fun part!

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

Roll out the dough to measure roughly 12 x 18 inches, then slather it with all the melted butter.

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

Spread the cinnamon-sugar mix evenly over the dough.  Use all of it.  Yes.

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

Cut your dough into 6 even strips, vertically.

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

Then stack the pieces on top of each other.

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

Cut into 6 even strips again.

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

Take each section of dough, turn them upward and line them up in a lightly greased baking pan.  Sprinkle on any extra cinnamon-sugar mix that may have escaped.  Now refer back to the recipe for baking instructions.

Then eat.  Indulge. Wipe the drool off your chin.

This post was originally published in April 2011.  I just updated it with new, delicious pictures!

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread {A Pretty Life}
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    April 10, 2011 at 6:54 PM

    This looks super tasty! hmmm I might just have to try this one myself 🙂

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    April 10, 2011 at 8:04 PM

    I made that last weekend! It’s soooooo good.

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    April 10, 2011 at 8:11 PM

    Yummy. I’m debating if this is in my wheel house or not. lol.

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    {nifty thrifty things}
    April 10, 2011 at 9:12 PM

    Hmmm.. This looks so good! I’m gonna have to try it! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

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    April 11, 2011 at 1:50 AM

    This looks awesome!!! I loathe baking, but I’ll be trying this for sure!

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    April 11, 2011 at 2:23 AM

    I am so glad to find this! My roommate made this in college but I never had the recipe! mmm

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    April 11, 2011 at 6:06 AM

    Jo! this is positively decadent! beautiful work!

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    April 11, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Ooooo this looks so good! I think I need a bread machine! lol Hubby and I have been talking over this purchase already! 🙂

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    Heather @ A Table for One, Please
    April 11, 2011 at 8:14 PM

    That looks SOOOO good! I think I will have my kids help me with this Sunday 🙂 Thanks!

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    April 12, 2011 at 5:00 PM

    This looks insanely delicious. I will be making this soon!

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    Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute.
    April 13, 2011 at 3:15 AM

    Egads, that looks delish!!!!

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    April 24, 2011 at 3:25 AM

    This looks so DELICIOUS! I am definitely going to make you mind if I do it on my blog and link it back to yours?

    Delighted Momma

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    June 22, 2011 at 1:26 AM

    i may need to dust off the bread maker and give this a try! thanks for sharing!

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    February 7, 2018 at 8:41 AM

    This looks incredible, can’t wait to try it out! Pinning for future reference!~

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    March 19, 2018 at 12:41 AM

    nice work and thank you for the recipe. keep up the good work.

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    April 30, 2020 at 9:56 AM

    5 stars
    Thanks for making this easy to follow- it’s in the oven now. I can’t wait to have my family try it <3

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    May 14, 2020 at 10:24 AM

    This looks great! Can you recommend a substitute for the powder milk? What ratio of liquid milk should I use? Thank you

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      Jo-Anna Rooney
      May 14, 2020 at 10:44 AM

      Hi! You can use all milk instead of water and the powdered milk…so for this recipe use 1/2 cup milk (omit the water and powdered milk). Happy baking!

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    January 19, 2021 at 10:13 PM

    5 stars
    Love this recipe! More importantly my wife and daughter loved it even more!

    Next time I’m making twice as much.

    Thanks so much for all of the pictures, this baking newbie is a visual learner, it really helped. 😆

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      Jo-Anna Rooney
      January 20, 2021 at 1:00 PM

      I’m so happy you enjoyed it! It really is so delicious!

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