Snickerdoodle Bread for the Great American Bake Sale

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Like the Snickerdoodle cookie this bread has a crispy cinnamon sugar topping with a sweet, buttery interior. But I’ve added another layer of cinnamony goodness by adding cinnamon to the batter and loading it with luscious cinnamon chips.


One of the breads that I’m selling at the Bake Sale (info below) is a scrumptious new quick bread recipe I created Snickerdoodle Bread. It has the tangy sweetneess of a Snickerdoodle cookie with a moist, bet-you-can’t-eat-just-one-slice, interior.

Better Snickerdoodle Bread | Barbara Bakes

Updated 4/2013: I’ve tweaked my Snickerdoodle bread recipe a little bit so the loaves rise even better into the classic quick bread dome shape. So now with the addition of one more egg and a bit more flour, your Snickerdoodle bread will look even more irresistible.

Snickerdoodle Bread

Snickerdoodle Bread


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cup cinnamon chips (1 pkg. Hershey's)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350º Spray the bottom of five mini loaf pans (5 3/4 x 3 1/4 x 2 ¼) with cooking spray with flour.

In a medium bowl, whisk together 3 cups flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and 2 cups sugar, until fluffy, about two minutes. Add eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla and sour cream and mix to combine. Add flour mixture and mix just until combine. Do not overmix.

Coat the cinnamon chips with 2 tablespoons flour and stir into batter.

Spoon batter into greased pans (Don't fill more than 2/3 full.)

Combine 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon and sprinkle over the top of the batter in the pans.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until a toothpick inserted into a crack in the center of the loaf comes clean. Remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes before removing from pan. Remove from pan and let cool completely before serving.


You can also make this in two 9x5 loaf pans. Bake at 350º for 60 to 70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a crack in the center of the loaf comes out clean

The first ever National Food Bloggers Bake Sale, which is part of the Great American Bake Sale. We are raising money for Share Our Strength (SOS), a national organization fighting to end childhood hunger in the United States.

“All of us have at one time or another experienced hunger. We’ve all craved a midnight snack, wanted something salty or needed some chocolate. But there’s a big difference between trying to satisfy a brief craving or stomach growl and wondering where your next meal will come from.

The reality is that nearly 17 million children in America—that’s almost one in four—face hunger. And it’s likely that these children will endure lifelong consequences as a result of having limited access to nutritious foods.”

So here’s an easy way to make help a difference and eat tasty treats from some of the best food bloggers in the state.  Maria, Two Peas and Their Pod, is hosting the Salt Lake City Food Bloggers Bake Sale at Dan’s Market, 1360 So. Foothill Blvd, on Saturday, April 17, 2010, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Salt Lake Bakers that are participating in the bake sale include:

Maria from Two Peas and Their Pod
Becky from Utah Loves Cupcakes
Tiffany from Food Finery
Barbara from Barbara Bakes
Dara from Cookin Canuck’
Becky from Vintage Mixer
Krista from The Double Dipped Life
Frieda from Lovin’ from the Oven
Cristie from The Table Runner
Vanessa from She Craves
Gabi from The Feast Within
Alicia from The Kichenista
Laura from Rather Be Baking
Ginny  (no blog, but she’s baking and donating some amazing cakes!)
Koo De Ker
Sweet Tooth Fairy Bakery

Becky, Utah Loves Cupcakes, is hosting an Orem Food Bloggers Bake Sale at Shirley J’s at 15 East 400 South, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Bakers for the Orem Sale:

Becky (me) Utah Loves Cupcakes and Project Domestication
Traci and
April – Sweet Life in the Valley / Crazi Beautiful
Catherine – Fahrenheit 350*
Jen – Delightful Delicacies
Deborah – Taste and Tell
Sarah – Red Head Recipes


In addition to my Snickerdoodle bread, the other two quick breads I’m selling at the Great American Bake Sale are Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread and Chocolate Chocolate Chip Bread. I’ll post those recipes next week.

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  1. Mariah says

    Hubs and I made this last night for the first time and it was delicious! The only problem was, it wouldn’t come out of the pans without completely falling apart. I can’t figure out what we did wrong. Any ideas? Still tasted great, though!

    • Jill says

      Hmmm–did you do it in the small pans, it the 9×5 pans. I made this twice, both times in the 9×5 pans, and had no issues with then coming out of the pans. I made sure I waited at least 10 mins before removing from pans. Maybe let them sit in there a little longer? Sorry wish I could be more help.

        • Jill says

          It is so good. I forgot to tell you that I did find cinnamon chips at Walmart, so I used them the second time. I will definitely make it again. Me,y hubby, and kids all loved it. I love to bake/cook and am always looking for recipes. Thanks again!

          • Mariah says

            Thanks guys. I used five mini-loaf pans. They still won’t come out today, but they’re yummy with a spoon! I’ve done something wrong, just not sure what.

    • says

      Hi Mariah – A couple of things can cause the bread to fall apart – undercooking, improper measuring, not letting the loaf cool in the pan a little while before removing it, and making substitutions or additions to the recipe. Those are my best guesses. So glad you enjoyed the bread.

  2. Sarah says

    My daughter is lactose intolerant. Do you have a suggestion on what I could use instead of sour cream? I would really love to try this.

    • says

      Hi Sarah – Greek Yogurt (not fat free) can be substituted for sour cream, but I haven’t tried any other substitutions. I did read that soft or silken tofu can be substituted, but I haven’t tried it.

  3. Lisa says

    Made this not to long ago and it was FABULOUS!!! Thank you… for those who cannot find cinnamon chips- I purchased mine on amazon… I’ve tried Hersey’s and I found they didn’t melt or taste as nice as those from prepare pantry (they are smaller then the Hersey ones, maybe that’s why they melt better?) . Just my opinion though- but I’m no professional!!!!

    I was wondering if you had a snicker doodle similar recipe in muffin form??? Thanks again!

  4. Jill says

    Just made this for the first time. It’s in the oven now. I couldn’t find cinnamon chips, either. So, I substituted white chocolate chips. Hoping it’s yummy. Smells so good, can’t wait to try for breakfast tomorrow!

      • Jill says

        It was great! My hubby and two kids enjoyed it. I figured my hubby would because snickerdoodles are his favorite cookie. Will definitely be making again. I would really like to find cinnamon chips, though. I was hoping they wouldn’t be too hard to find since I’m only about an hour from Hershey. I will have to keep checking.

        • Bebe says

          Did you try Walmart? I believe I’ve seen the cinnamon chips in the isle together where they have the baking chocolate chips and nuts. They might also be a seasonal thing, I wanna say during Thanksgiving…Christmas time. Good Luck!

  5. Glenda S. says

    This is amazing! I made it into square cupcakes and it turned so cute! Perfect for a brunch. And just the right amount of sweet. Thank you so much. I even left off the topping of some them and they turned out great.

  6. Jacquie says

    I live in Canada and can’t get the cinnamon chips here.
    Do you think it would be okay to substitute for
    chocolate chips instead?
    Or do you have another suggestion?

  7. says

    What a great thing to take part in Barbara! I wish you all lots of success. I know I wish it was here, I would be buying and eating my way through all the goodies. Can’t wait to try this bread, as I LOVE snickerdoodles so a bread sounds like a great way to have this treat with my tea! Safe trip!

  8. Teryl says

    I live in Idaho so I often have to adjust some recipes for high altitude.
    Is it necessary to adjust your recipe?
    Thanks so much in advance.

  9. Allie says

    Love anything Snickerdoodle!! I wonder if the sour cream can be replaced by buttermilk or even milk? Not a fan of the little tang flavor sour cream leaves on baked desserts.

    • says

      Hi Allie – I’ve successfully substituted yogurt for sour cream, but that may have the tang you don’t like as well. You could certainly try using milk or buttermilk but I would reduce the amount probably by half. If you decide to try it, please let me know how it goes.

  10. Avery says

    I love this bread!! I was thinking about making muffins. Have you ever tried this? What cooking times/temps would you suggest?

    • says

      Hi Avery – I haven’t made muffins, but it sounds like a great idea. My guess on the timing would be 20 -25 minutes, but maybe check them after 18. Let me know if you make muffins. Thanks!

  11. sarah says

    I have this in my oven right now…I am using a super mini loaf pan that makes 8 little loaves will make wonderful bake sale sized bread and great gifts…it smells absolutely AMAZING! and the batter is quite good as well :) hehe shhh don’t tell anybody! 😉

    • says

      Hi Sarah – I thought that was a rule that you have to try the batter before baking something 😉 Thanks for taking the time to let me know you made the bread. Enjoy!

  12. says

    WOW! That looks incredible and am certain it tastes EVEN BETTER! I’m off to drool over your snickerdoodle snack cake, which Megan said was off the hook good! :)

  13. Monica H says

    YUMMY! This looks like the easy cinnamon bread from King Arthur Flour I made a while back. I might have to make this one and compare the two :-)

  14. Barbara @moderncomfortfood says

    Great looking bread and for such a great cause too. Many thanks for keeping us posted on these worthy events.

  15. Jamie says

    What an awesome event you participated in and a great cause. I wish the National Event in Florida was closer to me but it was about 8 hours away. Your bread looks amazing. I love snickerdoodle cookies so I KNOW I would love this bread.

  16. eMiLy says

    Made the bread and turned out fabulous! YAY! Thats exactly what I was going to post was that I found cinnamon chips at Fresh Market! YAY to that as well!