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Cinnamon Swirl Yogurt Quick Bread

With ribbons of cinnamon sugar swirled throughout, this Cinnamon Swirl Yogurt Bread is a warm, cozy quick bread recipe! Grab a couple of slices for an easy breakfast or tasty snack!

Two slices of cinnamon swirl yogurt quick bread on a cutting board. Recipe for the bread from A Kitchen Addiction.

(Originally posted 01/10/14. Updated 04/24/20.)

I just realized that the last 3 out of 4 posts have to do with bread. I hope you don’t mind. I just have a thing for bread. . .(good thing I like to run!).

And, when it’s below freezing for multiple days in a row, it’s only natural that I would warm up the house by making a loaf of bread.

This time I opted for an easy quick bread. This cinnamon swirl yogurt quick bread did a great job of both warming the house and satisfying our taste buds!

Sliced Cinnamon Swirl Yogurt Quick Bread on a cutting board

The yogurt replaces all but a small amount of oil and keeps the bread from drying out right away. Honey (or maple syrup!) gives the bread it’s hint of sweetness.

Ribbons of cinnamon and brown sugar are swirled throughout the inside to give a hint of cinnamon in each bite. And because I really like cinnamon, a bit more of the cinnamon sugar is sprinkled on top right before baking!

Perfect with a glass of milk or a mug of coffee, this cinnamon swirl yogurt quick bread is best enjoyed while wrapped in your favorite blanket while watching the snow fall (or freezing rain, whatever part of the storm your region gets today!)!

Loaf of cinnamon swirl yogurt bread in pan. Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction.

Tips for Making Cinnamon Swirl Yogurt Quick Bread

  • Treat the batter like a muffin batter. Just stir until combined. Over-stirring will make the bread dense.
  • I’ve found this ratio of all-purpose flour to white whole flour to be our favorite as far as getting as much white whole wheat flour in without making it too dense and heavy. You can switch up the ratio if you want, just know that it will affect the flavor and texture.
  • Bake the bread until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with just a few crumbs. Baking the bread until the toothpick comes out completely clean will dry out the bread.

Sliced Cinnamon Swirl Yogurt Quick Bread on a cutting board

Cinnamon Swirl Yogurt Quick Bread

Yield: 12 slices
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

With ribbons of cinnamon sugar swirled throughout, this Cinnamon Swirl Yogurt Bread is a warm, cozy quick bread recipe!


For the Bread

  • 1 1/2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Cup white whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup plain yogurt
  • 3 Tablespoons melted coconut oil (make sure to measure the coconut oil in its melted state) or canola oil
  • 1/2 Cup honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 Cup milk

For the Swirl

  • 1/3 Cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

For the Glaze

  • 1/3 Cup confectioner's sugar
  • 2-4 teaspoons milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, vanilla, yogurt, oil, honey, and milk.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  5. In a small dish mix together brown sugar and cinnamon.
  6. Pour 1/3 of the batter into prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle with 1/3/ of the cinnamon sugar mixture. Top with another 1/3 of the batter and sprinkle with another 1/3 of the cinnamon sugar mixture. Top with remaining batter. Carefully swirl knife through batter crosswise.
  7. Top with remaining cinnamon sugar mixture.
  8. Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out almost clean (has just a few crumbs). You don't want to over bake the bread as it will dry out.
  9. Allow bread to cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Stir together confectioner's sugar and 2 teaspoons milk. Add additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Drizzle over warm bread.
  11. Allow glaze to harden, and serve.
  12. Store leftovers in an airtight container.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 216Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 258mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 2gSugar: 22gProtein: 5g

Nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and may not always be accurate. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.

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Cinnamon Swirl Yogurt Quick Bread on a cutting board with cups of coffee. Recipe for quick bread from A Kitchen Addiction.


Wednesday 16th of October 2019

Thanks for the recipe! YUM! I'm not a fan of changing recipes without trying it "straight " first , but was craving and had to improvise so, FYI.....if you use 1/4 cup oat flour and the rest all purpose, 1c homemade buttermilk instead of yogurt, 1/4 sugar instead of honey (cause it wouldn't uncrystallize), avocado oil and forget to swirl until after you sprinkled the coarse sugar.. it still comes out moist and yummy. A forgiving recipe ! This is a keeper. thanks!


Friday 5th of October 2018

Really tasty and easy to make. I subbed the Greek yogurt for regular plain yogurt and it worked great.


Sunday 15th of April 2018

Made this recipe and turned out Amazing!!! I do not follow all the rules of baking, I usually guess in measuring and add in ingredients, but this was delicious! I used raw old yogurt, which does not spoil but clabbers, and it was very yummy!


Thursday 16th of March 2017

I had high hopes for this. I just made this recipe and followed it exactly. I found the directions regarding '"pouring and swirling" to not really apply. When the wet and dry ingredients were combined it was very dense. I love ww flour but it does tend to thicken things up. I divided the dough into 3 sections and patted them into the pan. (I re read the directions 3 times and I did do it correctly) I baked for 40 minutes, tested it and it was doughy in the middle so went for another 5 minutes, still not done then went for another 3 and it dried it out too much. All in all, we will eat it because I hate to toss anything, but wouldn't bake it again. We may try it sliced and broiled with some butter on it.

Jessica@A Kitchen Addiction

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017

I'm sorry this didn't work for you!


Monday 14th of September 2015

I made this with non-Greek plain yogurt, and that works too. I like that it's not too sweet. This makes a nice breakfast. Thanks for the recipe!

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