Twice a month I get together with me friends and we have a coffee morning with cake (“real cake”) we take turns and bake a new cake or desert each time. I’m trying different recipes and have been making cinnamon pull apart bread.

Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread Recipe

Ingredients for Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread

2 full cups and 1 cup almost full of all purpose (plain) flour
1/4 cup of sugar
1 packet dried fast acting yeast (aprox 2 and 1/4 teaspoons of dried fast acting yeast)
4 oz of butter
2/3 cups of milk (I used semi skimmed)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla escense

Cinnamon Sugar for filling

2/3 cups of sugar
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
4oz of butter

How to make Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread

I used a bread maker but you can do this just as easily without.

  1. Put in the flour, sugar and yeast into the bowl.
  2. In the microwave melt the butter (do it in 20 sec increments)
  3. Add the milk eggs and vanilla to the melted butter and mix
  4. Add the liquid mix to the dry ingredients in the bowl and mix together to form a dough
  5. Leave to rise – in the bread maker use the dough programme if not leave for around 45 minutes
  6. Make up the Cinnamon Sugar by mixing together the sugar and the cinnamon
  7. Melt the butter  for the cinnamon sugar filling as before
  8. Preheat an oven to 150C
  9. When the dough has risen roll out into a rectangle on a lightly floured surface
  10. Spread the dough with around 3/4 of the melted butter
  11. Sprinkle on the around 3/4 of the cinnamon sugar mix
  12. Cut the dough into 2inch stripes and then roll up
  13. Grease a square baking dish
  14. Place the rolled up dough into the dish
  15. Spread the remaining melted butter over the top of the dough and then sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon mix
  16. Put in the oven for 30 – 35 minutes
  17. Leave to cool for a bit and turn out onto a rack to cool further

Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread Recipe


Serve the cinnamon pull apart bread with coffee for the perfect coffee morning treat for you and your friends.

Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.


  1. Just curious, how are these basically different from cinnamon rolls? Also, it seems to me that , like cinnamon rolls, it would be easier to roll the whole sheet of dough first, then cut I and place into pan. Sounds good, though.

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