Cinnamon Swirl Buttermilk Loaf

Cinnamon Swirl Buttermilk Loaf

I don’t know about you, but anytime I hear something has buttermilk in it I just know I’m going to love it. My theory holds true with this Cinnamon Swirl Buttermilk Loaf.

Earlier this week my toddlers and I baked this loaf. It was one of those days where every activity we did seemed to end quickly and I was running out of ideas (and patience) so I decided we would bake. I hadn’t planned on baking anything when I went grocery shopping but luckily I had some left over buttermilk from a previous dinner and was able to make this loaf.

The recipe is very simple and quick to do! I like to use my stand mixer but it can easily be done by hand as well. The most important thing to remember is to not over mix. When you add the dry ingredients into the wet just mix until everything is combined and then stop. Over mixing will result in a dry loaf.

When adding the dough into the pan it’s best to add 1/3 of the batter and then some cinnamon. If you add too much dough to the first layer your cinnamon swirl will not reach the bottom. To get the swirl use a knife and weave it back and forth both vertical and horizontal in the dough.

Bake it on your own or bake it with your kids, either way I’m sure you’ll enjoy this Cinnamon Swirl Buttermilk Loaf.

Make sure to tag me on Instagram @jessiebakestreats and leave me a review below if you’ve made this loaf. I’d love to hear from you! For more ideas you can follow me on Pinterest.

Cinnamon Swirl Buttermilk Loaf

Jessie M
Loaded with cinnamon flavour, this sweet loaf is easy to make, crunchy on the outside, moist on the inside, and full of flavour.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Servings 1 loaf


Loaf Dough

  • 2 C all purpose flour
  • 1 C white sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 C buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 C vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Cinnamon Sugar Swirl

  • 2 & 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 C white sugar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and line a loaf pan with parchment paper.

Cinnamon Sugar Swirl

  • In a small bowl combine cinnamon, white sugar, and brown sugar. Mix well together and set aside.

Loaf Dough

  • In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment or in a large bowl add in buttermilk, egg, vanilla extract, and vegetable oil. Mix until well combined.
  • In a separate medium sized bowl whisk together flour, white sugar, baking soda and salt.
  • Add dry ingredients into the wet and mix just until the dough comes together. Do no over mix.
  • Pour 1/3 of the dough into your loaf pan and spread it evenly.
  • Then add 2/3 of your cinnamon mixture on top.
  • Add the remaining dough into the loaf pan and sprinkle the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture on top.
  • Using a knife cut through the dough to create a swirl pattern.
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes. You'll know the loaf is done if you stick a tooth pick in the centre and it comes out clean.
  • Let cool for 15 minutes before removing from the pan and slicing.
  • Enjoy!
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