Pull Apart Cinnamon Bread


This Pull Apart Cinnamon bread is something that my mom makes and it is so amazingly delicious that I just had to share it with you.

Pull apart cinnamon bread finished

The best bread you’ll ever taste!


(for dough  part)

  • 4 c. flour
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 pkg yeast
  • 1 1/2 c. hot tap water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 c softened margarine or shortening

(for cinnamon topping)

  • 1/2 c. white sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 c. butter


  1. In mixing bowl (use one directly from your stand mixer if you can) combine 2 cups of flour with the sugar and salt
  2. Stir in the yeast packet *DO NOT activate it in hot water first – mix it in dry out of the pack*
  3. Put mixing bowl onto mixer and on LOW speed, blend the margarine (or shortening) into the flour/sugar/salt/yeast mix
  4. Add hot tap water (all at once, not a little at a time)
  5. Add in egg and continue mixing
  6. Add in the remaining 2 cups of flour and mix until all is blended to soft dough
  7. Knead on floured board
  8. Put in greased pan to rise (let it double in size)
  9. When doubled in size dump the dough out onto a floured surface and spread with rolling pin until dough is about 1/2″ thick
  10. Take the dry topping ingredients and mix together in separate bowl (set aside for just a minute)
  11. Melt the 1/2 c. of butter and spread melted butter over the flattened dough – be sure to go right to the edges
  12. Take the dry topping ingredients and spread it evenly over the melted butter
  13. Use pizza cutter (or knife but I find pizza cutter easier) to cut the dough into horizontal and then vertical strips to make squares out of the dough (No need to be perfect with them though)
  14. Drop the squares into well greased pan randomly and evenly (you can use any pan, I like the look of the bundt pan though)**You can coaat with a little more melted butter and cinnamon/sugar/nutmeg mixture if you’d like ~ Another option is that you can take some grated apple and sprinkle it evenly throughout the layers of dough squares for something a little different)
  15. Cover with saran wrap and let rise again for about 45 minutes
  16. Bake on 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes
Pull Apart cinnamon bread side view

How tasty does that look?

You can dig in and start pulling it apart hot out of the oven or you can let it cool, drizzle with caramel sauce and then enjoy…either way, I guarantee it won’t last long! Delicious!!!

Pull Apart Cinnamon bread

A little piece of heaven. Bet ya can’t stop at one 😉

Don’t be shy, hit the Pin It, Tweet it, Facebook it..whatever, but share it somewhere so you won’t forget to make this! Honestly, you’ll thank me later (and your friends might to when they make it!)

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