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Crunchy on the top, soft everywhere else, this Cinnamon Crunch Quick Bread is made with maple syrup, yogurt, and white chocolate chips, then swirled with cinnamon sugar. Top this quick loaf with a cinnamon CRUNCH topping and bake away. This quick bread has the yummiest cinnamon flavor and it’s best when eaten warm, right out of the oven! Each soft slice has a little cinnamon crunch with every bite. Everyone loves this soft yet crunchy bread.

This is probably my favorite recipe of the week. You all, you all, this bread is so so yummy! It’s going to take you back to your childhood and the days you spent eating cinnamon-sugar toast or cinnamon bagels for breakfast. Nothing was/is better.

When I was a kid, my brothers and I pretty much lived off of Einstein bagels. If we weren’t eating bagels for breakfast, then maybe an Eggo waffle here or there. But we mostly it was bagels. Mom would pick up a huge batch of freshly baked sesame seed and/or plain bagels once a week. She’d package them up in freezer bags and stash them in the freezer for the week ahead.

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We’d pop them in the toaster and eat them with cream cheese or butter for breakfast. Or we’d use them for sandwiches at lunch. We literally survived on bagels.

Very, very, very rarely my mom would pick up bagels from Panera Bread. And when she did, we’d beg her to grab a few cinnamon crunch bagels. I loved these bagels. Yes, you may have already read this here before, I talk about them often.

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They’re best toasted, then slathered with butter. But cream cheese is obviously crazy good too.

We don’t buy the cinni-crunch bagels these days, but I can’t deny they’ve inspired a lot of recipes for me. Including this easy, yummy quick bread that I am obsessed with.

This is so good and we’ll all appreciate just how easy it is.

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Step 1: mix the cinnamon sugar

This is literally just cinnamon and sugar, mixed, nothing fancy.

The cinnamon sugar is going to be used in the middle and on top of the bread.

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Step 2: make the dough and layer

This is all made in one bowl. You’ll mix the wet ingredients with the dry and that’s it. I used maple as the sweetener. But mostly because I LOVE the warming flavor it adds to baked goods this time of year. You can also use honey, which is great too. The coconut oil keeps the bread doughy, the yogurt will add moisture and softness, and the vanilla adds flavor.

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Oh, and then the white chocolate chips. Vanilla-flavored chips are classic in Panera’s crunch bagels. White chocolate chips are similar. They both add a special sweetness that’s delicious.

Once you have the dough mixed, spoon half the dough into a bread pan, sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over the dough, then add the remaining dough.

Step 3: make the cinnamon crunch

The cinnamon crunch topping is a mix of brown sugar, cinnamon, flour, and butter. Mix everything together until clumps form. Now sprinkle the clumps over the dough.

And then you bake. This quick bread will take about an hour in the oven. As the bread bakes the cinnamon melts into the sugar and butter, becoming nice and gooey. At the same time, the cinnamon topping begins to caramelize becoming crunchy.

Together they are DELICIOUS.

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As the bread bakes, oh my gosh, your kitchen will smell incredible. It’s going to put you into cozy mode. I’m starting to get excited for fall!

This is a very easy quick bread, totally no fuss. Enjoy a slice or two with a pat of salted butter. Such a wonderful treat to enjoy! Oslo and Asher both loved every bite of this bread. Oslo has been eating a slice a day, but we all love this bread!

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Looking for other sweet recipes? Here are a few ideas: 

Cinnamon Sugar Swirled Apple Butter Bread

Maple Banana Bread with Cinnamon Spice Butter

Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts with Cinnamon Maple Glaze

Brown Butter Apple Blondies with Cinnamon Maple Glaze

6 Ingredient Spiced Pumpkin Butter

Homemade Slow Cooker Maple Apple Butter

Lastly, if you make this Cinnamon Crunch Quick Bread,  be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Cinnamon Swirl Crunch Quick Bread

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 1 loaf
Calories Per Serving: 384 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


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  • 1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Butter a (9×5 inch) bread pan.
    2. Combine the sugar and cinnamon.
    3. In a large bowl, stir together the coconut oil, maple syrup (or honey), yogurt, egg, vanilla, and milk, until combined. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt, and mix until just combined. Fold in the white chocolate.
    4. Spoon half the batter into the prepared bread pan. Sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar, leaving 1 tablespoon reserved for topping. Evenly spoon the remaining batter over the sugar. Sprinkle over the remaining cinnamon sugar.
    5. To make the crunch. Mix the butter, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Spoon clumps of the brown sugar mix over the loaf.
    6. Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until the center is just set. Remove the bread and let cool, or enjoy warm slathered with salted butter. YUMMMM!


About 8 servings per loaf
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  1. 5 stars
    This bread is delicious! I love to make a pastry/bread on Sunday for the week ahead. This will 100% be my new go-to recipe! I used regular chocolate chips instead of white-chocolate and it was great.

    1. Hey Abby,
      Awesome!! Love to hear that this dish turned out well for you, thanks for making it and your comment! xT