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Whole loaf of Nana's Easy Cinnamon Bread topped with three cinnamon sticks all on top of a basket lined with a red napkin

Nana's Easy Cinnamon Bread

Nana's Easy Cinnamon Bread is a lovely quick bread that uses simple ingredients and warm cinnamon to flavor it. This Cinnamon Bread recipe is an old one from my Nana!

Course Bread
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon quick bread recipe
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 1 Loaf
Calories 169 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 1 Tbsp plus 2 tsp Cinnamon, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups Sugar, divided
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup Oil
  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 cup Buttermilk


  1. Heat oven to 350° (F). Grease a 9"x5" loaf pan. Set aside.

  2. In a small bowl, mix together 1 Tbsp of the cinnamon and 1/2 cup of the sugar. Set aside.

  3. In a mixing bowl, beat together the remaining 1 cup of sugar, egg, and oil. Mix until well combined.

  4. In a second mixing bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, salt, and remaining 2 tsp of the cinnamon.

  5. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture alternately with the buttermilk, stirring well to combine.

  6. Pour half of the batter into the loaf pan. Then sprinkle with half of the sugar/cinnamon mixture. Repeat the layers and then swirl the batter with a butter knife.

  7. Bake at 350° for 60 minutes. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn onto a cooling rack.

  8. Serve warm or at room temperature.