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A Pull apart Cinnamon Bread lays on a table top with some raw cinnamon on the left. In the background there is some white table cloth.

How to Make the Perfect Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread

Whip up a delectable Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread with our easy-to-follow guide; perfect for breakfast or dessert.

  • Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x



The Dough

350g (2 3/4 cups) Flour

50g (1/4 cup) Sugar

A pinch of Salt

7g (1 packet) Instant Yeast

2 Eggs

125ml (1/2 cup) Warm Milk

5ml (1 tsp) Vanilla

40g (3 tbsp) Butter

115g (1/2 cup + 1 tbsp) Brown Sugar

15g (1 tbsp) Cinnamon

30g (2 tbsp) Softened Butter

100g (1 cup) Powdered Sugar

The Glaze

15g (1 tbsp) Butter

15ml (1 tbsp) Milk

5ml (1 tsp) Vanilla


Make The Dough

  1. Mix all the ingredients except the butter in a stand mixer with the hook until it forms a dough
  2. Add the butter cubes
  3. Mix for 4-5minutes or until the dough is elastic and sticky 

First Rise

  1. Transfer to a greased bowl and cover
  2. Let rise in a warm area for about 60 minutes or until it doubled in size

Preparing The Bread And Filling

  1. Deflate the dough
  2. Put it on the counter and roll it into a 30-50cm rectangle
  3. Apply the softened butter all over the dough
  4. Mix the cinnamon, brown sugar, and salt in a bowl
  5. Sprinkle all over the buttered dough
  6. Pass your fingers all over so the dry filling sticks equally on the butter
  7. Cut 6 equal strips in the dough
  8. Stack them up into three strips
  9. Then cut the stacks into 4 rectangles

Place In The Mold And Second Rise

  1. Prepare the mold by greasing it and lining it with parchment paper
  2. Then place the stacks of dough vertically in the mold
  3. Make sure they are not all stuck on each other so pull them apart a little bit
  4. Cover and let it rise another 30minutes


  1. Apply egg wash to the bread
  2. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes
  3. Take out of the oven and let it cool down at least 15minutes before unmolding

 The Glaze

  1. If you want the full cinnamon roll bread you must make the delicious glaze
  2. Add all the ingredients to a bowl and whisk
  3. You can adjust by adding more milk or sugar if the consistency isn’t perfectly right
  4. Drizzle all over your warm and fragrant Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread
  5. Now you can pull it apart and enjoy!!!
  • Author: Sandrine Pearson
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian