Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread for SRC

Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread | Cravings of a Lunatic | #cinnamon #bread #sweetbread

Hi folks.

Today is reveal day for The Secret Recipe Club. It’s a group of bloggers who once a month post a recipe they’ve been assigned from another blog. It’s a great way to show blogger love and you all know how much I enjoy that.

This month I was asssigned My Fiance Likes It So It Must Be Good. I was thrilled to get this blog. I adore Peggy and she is an amazing cook so I knew I would have endless recipes to choose from. I picked her Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread as I’ve never had or made this stuff. So right away it drew me in. Hers looks way better than mine so be sure to stop by and check it out. Poke around her blog a bit. You won’t be disappointed.

Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread | Cravings of a Lunatic | #cinnamon #bread #sweetbread

Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread for SRC
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Recipe type: dessert, bread
Serves: 8
  • For the dough:
  • 3½ cups flour
  • ⅓ cup vanilla sugar
  • 2½ teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2½ teaspoons vanilla salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ⅓ cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • For the filling:
  • 1 cup vanilla sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, vanilla sugar, yeast and vanilla salt. Divide in half.
  3. In a small bowl whisk your eggs.
  4. In another small bowl melt butter with the milk. Add water and the vanilla after and mix.
  5. Pour milk mix into the flour. Add eggs and stir. Now add the rest of the flour in small batches until a ball forms.
  6. Knead for 10 minutes.
  7. Grease a bowl and pop your dough in it. Cover and let rise for one hour.
  8. Deflate dough and knead for 2 minutes.
  9. Roll out to about ¼ to ½ inch thick.
  10. Make your filling. Mix your dry separate from the butter. Don't add butter to the dry.
  11. Brush butter on the dough. Then sprinkle with sugar/cinnamon mix over top.
  12. Use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into slices that will fit into your loaf pan. Stack in groups of 6 and set in pan.
  13. Grease a loaf pan and stack the pieces in until it's full.
  14. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes.

Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread | Cravings of a Lunatic | #cinnamon #bread #sweetbread

The only thing I changed was using vanilla sugar instead of regular sugar. And vanilla salt instead of regular salt. Peggy adapted her recipe from Zoom Yummy’s recipe.

I hope you liked this recipe. Now that I’ve tried this stuff I may never stop eating it. I would roll my dough out thinner next time though. I think I went a little thick. I’d also stack them a little less uniform. Looks cooler that way. I could eat this stuff for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s that good!

Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread | Cravings of a Lunatic | #cinnamon #bread #sweetbread

Have a lovely day and make sure you stop by the other SRC members to see what they’ve whipped up this month.

Toodles and smoochies! xx

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    • Kim Bee says

      Thanks so much Rachel. You must try it out. I bet you could bling this out big time. It’s such a cool concept. My wheels are spinning with ways to change it up.

  1. Ginny says

    Oh my WORD! Amazing. I think this will go on my Mother’s Day breakfast item wishlist.

    I had so much fun making your parfaits for my SRC post! Now I want to try them in every see-through container imaginable. I ate 3 of them all by myself. Tsk, tsk!

    • Kim Bee says

      It is so good. I can’t stop eating it.

      I am so glad you enjoyed them. I love what you did with them and your photos were fab. I think anything in a jar doesn’t actually count as calories. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

  2. says

    I so wanted to make that before I went gf. I still may for the family. It looks SO darned good with all of that sugar and cinnamon just about dripping off the slices.

    • Kim Bee says

      Is there a way to do it gf? I should check my gf cookbooks for you. Your kids will go nuts for this one. You must try it.

    • Kim Bee says

      Thanks so much Jackie. I had trouble last night with an ice cream shot. I need to paint the blog room. Getting weird bounce back light from the burgandy in the room. Need to paint the room white. I abhor white though. Lol.

    • Kim Bee says

      You must try it out. It is so good. I am in love with it now. Wheels already turning about other things I could make pull apart.

    • Kim Bee says

      I’ve never had Stacy’s Pita Chips so not sure. We have crappy snack options in Canada I swear. I know right. I was dying while it rose last night. And smelling it while it’s baking is torture.

  3. says

    Get in mah belleh is right! I have a feeling I could probably eat an entire loaf of this bread in one sitting. :)
    Lucky you, getting Peggy’s blog this month… she’s one of my favourites, and I was so lucky to have her a couple of months ago (in fact, this recipe was one of my potential picks, though I ended up going with something savoury instead).

    • Kim Bee says

      It is SO good. I am addicted to this bread. It’s so good. I adore Peggy, she is an amazing cook. I think of myself as a savoury gal but clearly I’m delusional cuz I always go for sweet. Lol.

  4. says

    Okay.. it’s official… my jaw dropped open on this one!! I was not expecting it too look like that with all the layers. Wow!! I see how you marked all the pieces as yours… I would have to arm wrestle you for some of them. :)

    • Kim Bee says

      It is such a cool recipe. I was stunned by how cute it is. Then you taste it and it’s like “bam” beyond tasty. I shall meet you at the arm wrestling table in 5!

  5. says

    Wow, what a cool recipe! Nonsense about yours not looking as nice; I think absolutely gorgeous! I don’t blame you for labeling all the pieces yours; I’d want it all to myself too! Great job, Kim!

    • Kim Bee says

      Thank you so much. I have learned if I don’t label things the kids eat it all. So I’m turning the tables on them these days.

  6. says

    I have seen this a ton of times and haven’t made it yet, but we all love cinnamon rolls, so why not? Must make. We’re having breakfast for dinner. This might just have to be dessert (if I get to it right now)! Great post!

  7. says

    You’ve outdone yourself again. Mmmmmm. I’ve only ever seen the bread made with little balls stacked in a bundt pan and have often thought I’d never get through the whole thing before it went bad. This looks like a fantastic alternative.

    • Kim Bee says

      Thanks. I have seen it like that too, is that monkey bread or something? Tastes so amazing.

  8. says

    I love this recipe….. But hate being allergic to cinnamon! Love love LOVE your pic claiming all the pieces…. It made me giggle!

    • Kim Bee says

      I could do a nutmeg or apple version for you when you visit! I do tend to be a piggie about baked goods.

  9. says

    Mothers day recipe? I think so! My mom would be pretty happy that for a brunch! That is… as long as I do the dishes afterwards as well. That part is pretty key.

    • Kim Bee says

      Thanks Meghan. It is wicked good. I’ll be tweaking this and making it again and again. SO good!

  10. says

    I love Peggy’s blog, too!!! And I’m drooling over your selection!!! I made this eons ago, but must try again…yours looks spectacular, Kim!!!!

  11. says

    Sigh..this is another one that is on the never ending to do list. It is a version of this, but your picture here does make me want to check the recipe that I have already saved. Yours looks so good! Sadly I will not be able to partake in this wonderful creation until I get off my butt and make this. However, the postal service and you may be able to remedy that…
    Anyhow this is a delicious one for SRC and probably one that has long since been eaten!

  12. says

    Ahhh I made it on Cravings of a Lunatic! You picked a great choice and if I had the time today, I’d totally make it again because it IS so good! =)

    • Kim Bee says

      You sure did. I love your recipe. I will be making this again and again. I had so much fun trying to decide what to make. xx

  13. says

    Omygosh. YUM. yum. yum…yum… I don’t really know what else to type. yum.

    I just fell in love with all of that buttery cinnamon sugar, I’ve never seen a pull apart bread like that, Peggy is a genius, this looks soooo good!

  14. says

    Ok, so how can we possibly just be meeting?! After that introduction an the fact that you made this dreamy bread… well. My bags are packed, I’m ready to run away. I’ll bring the granola and you bring this bread. There has to be a slow boat to breakfast nirvana somewhere we can hop! Don’t mind me- I do love me some exuberance! Be my newest BFF pretty please! 😉

    • Kim Bee says

      I know right! I’ll pack immediately and meet you somewhere tropical.

      I tend to be a spaz. Apparently I grow on people. Lol. Absolutely new BBFF’s (best blogging friends forever)!

    • Kim Bee says

      It is so good Marina. Your girls will love it. I would glaze it though. It reminds me of cinnamon buns so I missed the glaze on it. Hubs liked it without.

  15. says

    Oh my goodness … must make this … now!

    I love a simple piece of toast with butter and cinnamon & sugar … I can only imagine how good this must be!

  16. says

    Oh wow your bread looks so good!!!! I’ve never made a pull apart bread, but they look so fun! And I love anything with cinnamon!

  17. says

    The first time I heard of pull apart bread was a couple of months ago. I still haven’t tried baking it myself but I love the idea of it. Yours is the first cinnamon and sugar recipe I’ve seen – this is definitely the route I’d go. I’ve always been all about cinnamon and sugar toast, even as an adult. Looking forward to trying it!

    • Kim Bee says

      I say absolutely try that. I love that frozen bread dough. I used to use it for pizza dough all the time. I always let it rise again though so try sticking it somewhere warm for a bit before you roll it out. I’d love to hear how it works.

  18. FRAN says

    Sounds good and I’d like to try it, but I have a question. What is vanilla sugar and also vanilla salt?? Never heard of either one of them before??

  19. Pat Hinze says

    Would love to try this recipe, if I want to just add the salt and sugar as it comes from
    the box, how do I determine the amount of vanilla to add to the recipe ingredients.

    Thank you,

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      Hi Pat. Just use the amount stated in the recipe. Adding the vanilla salt and sugar just amps the vanilla taste up a bit. If you want it more vanilla-y (not technically a word but I’m rolling with it) then I’d add an extra 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla to it. Hope that helps. It’s really good bread. I could not stop eating it when I made it.

      • Pat Hinze says

        Thanks for the reply, what I am wanting to know is, if the recipe reads 1/3 tsp. vanilla sugar,
        how much is vanilla and how much is sugar? Ditto on the 2 1/2 tsp. vanilla salt…how much
        salt and how much vanilla?



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