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An amazingly soft and tender bread that starts out in the bread machine.

Bread Machine Pumpkin Cinnamon Swirl BreadHi, it’s Jenn, from Eat Cake For Dinner. I am back again to share one seriously amazing bread recipe with you. This bread needs to be made by every single one of you. Like now.

This is such an impressive looking bread with that cinnamon swirl, but guess what? There is very little hands-on-time thanks to the bread machine. Throw all the ingredients into the bread machine, turn it on the dough cycle and let it take care of all the mixing, kneading and rising while you sit back and relax.

Pumpkin Cinnamon Swirl BreadAfter the dough cycle is finished, you punch down the dough, roll it out, top with butter and cinnamon sugar mixture, roll it up, put in a pan, rise again and bake. BAM . . . now it is time to devour this amazingly soft and tender bread. Although it doesn’t taste much like pumpkin, it does have an outstanding flavor.

Bread Machine Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Bread

Bread Machine Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Bread

Bread Machine Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin BreadMy secret to making amazing bread from a bread machine is to take it out after it has risen and bake it in the oven. The crust will be much better that way and no one will have any idea it started in the bread machine.

We enjoyed ours plain, but it would also be amazing with some Cinnamon Honey Butter or Coconut Oil Honey “Butter”. It tastes like cinnamon roll bread and it is GOOD. Don’t be surprised if it disappears within a few hours.

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Bread Machine Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Bread

5 from 1 vote
By: Jenn H
An amazingly soft and tender bread that starts out in the bread machine.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Dough Cycle: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 12 Slices


Cinnamon Sugar Swirl:

  • 1 1/2 Tbl. melted butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar mixed with 2 tsp. cinnamon


  • Add ingredients to bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. The following is how I prepared mine.
  • Add pumpkin, water, warm milk, vegetable oil, brown sugar, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon and egg to the bread machine pan. Add the flour. Make a well in the top of the flour and add the instant yeast. Turn the bread machine on the dough cycle and let it do all of the work (my dough cycle takes 1 1/2 hours). You will want to check it at first while it is mixing, to make sure you have enough flour. The dough should be slightly sticky to the touch, but will stay in a ball as the bread machine mixes. I used exactly 3 cups of flour and it was perfect. If your dough is way too sticky, add a little extra flour, but don't over-do it.
  • Once the dough cycle has finished and the bread has risen, punch down dough and remove from bread machine pan. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead a few times, just to release the air bubbles. Roll out dough to a 9''x22'' rectangle. Brush top with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture, leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edge.
  • Roll up tightly, beginning with the short end and pinch end together to seal. Place in a greased 9''x5'' bread pan; cover with a kitchen towel and allow to rise until almost doubled. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and bake for 30 minutes. Tent with foil for the last 10 minutes to prevent the crust from browning too much. If you tap on the bread, it will sound hollow when it is finished. When finished baking, run a knife around the edge of the pan and remove bread to cool. Slice and enjoy.


Calories: 173kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 5gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 184mgPotassium: 92mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 2460IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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About Jenn H

Hi, I’m Jenn and I blog over at Eat Cake For Dinner. I love being in the kitchen and spending my spare time cooking, baking and blogging. I like all types of food, but cake and frosting are my favorites. If you ask me, the more frosting the better!

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  1. 5 stars
    Very good! Needed a bit more flour, cooked fresh pumpkin and mine a bit looser than canned. Nice dough to roll out!
    I added some dried cranberries toward the end of kneading, 1/2 cup, my machine doesn’t have the add in beep in dough cycle, 20 minutes after start leaves 5 to mix in.
    As I rolled I debated, rolling from the long edge would be perfect for slicing into 10-12 cinnamon rolls, try it another time.
    Thanks for a great recipe, the aroma when baking must be how heaven smells!

  2. I love this bread but how long did you let yours rise before you baked it? Really delicious but my bread did not look as big as yours before I baked it and it still came out huge.

  3. such a gorgeous bread! i wonder whether i’ld manage to bake it the traditional way… no bread machine around here yet.
    good bakes 🙂