Orange Cinnamon Bread

Orange Cinnamon Bread Recipe

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Connie Ottman


We enjoyed this wonderful breakfast treat while visiting a Bread and Breakfast in North Carolina. Warm and delicious!
There may seem like a lot of steps to this recipe but most of the time is spent letting the dough rise. It truly is an easy recipe; you just have to plan ahead. Enjoy!


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2 Hr 20 Min
40 Min


  • 2 Tbsp
    active dry yeast
  • 1/2 c
    warm water
  • 1 c
  • 3/4 c
    orange juice
  • 1 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    grated orange peel
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1
  • 6 1/2 - 7 c
    bread flour, divided
  • 2 tsp
    ground cinnamon

How to Make Orange Cinnamon Bread


  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Heat milk and orange juice to 110 degrees.
  3. Add heated orange juice mixture to yeast mixture.
  4. Stir in 1/2 cup sugar, orange peel, salt, egg and 3 cups of flour to yeast mixture.
  5. Beat mixture until smooth.
  6. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  7. Turn dough onto a floured surface.
  8. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  9. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled (about 1 hour).
  10. Punch dough down after it has doubled.
  11. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half.
  12. Roll each portion into a 15 x 7 inch rectangle. Brush with water.
  13. Combine cinnamon and remaining sugar and sprinkle over dough to within 1 inch of edges.
  14. Tightly roll up jelly-roll style, starting at short side; pinch seams to seal.
  15. Place seam down in two greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  16. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans and place on wire racks to cool.
  17. Enjoy!

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About Orange Cinnamon Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #orange, #cinnamon, #oj

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