If you like a Snickerdoodle cookie, you’re going to love this Snickerdoodle bread. It’s a sweet, buttery quick bread studded with luscious cinnamon chips with a crispy cinnamon sugar topping.
One of the breads that I created for the first National Food Bloggers Bake Sale, part of the Great American Bake Sale, is a scrumptious quick bread recipe, Snickerdoodle Bread. It has the tangy sweetness of a Snickerdoodle cookie with a moist, bet-you-can’t-eat-just-one-slice, interior.
The aroma while this bread is baking will draw everyone to the kitchen. But I’ve added another layer of cinnamony goodness by adding cinnamon to the batter and loading it with luscious cinnamon chips. Cinnamon chips are white chocolate chips flavored with cinnamon. They add a burst of flavor and a nice texture to the bread.
Where Can I Buy Cinnamon Chips
Cinnamon chips can sometimes be hard to find in stores, especially in the summer. Grocery stores and Walmart often only carry them in the winter. You can order 3 packages on Amazon for $4 a package.
You can order them directly from Hershey’s online. King Arthur Flour carries mini cinnamon chips. If you live in the Salt Lake City area, Gygi usually has the Hershey’s chips and the mini cinnamon chips.
What Can I Substitute for the Cinnamon Chips
If you don’t want to order the cinnamon chips and you can’t find them at your local grocery store, people often substitute butterscotch chips for the cinnamon chips in this recipe. You won’t get the extra burst of cinnamon, but the chips add a nice contrasting texture to the bread.
Since I originally posted the recipe, I tweaked my Snickerdoodle bread recipe a little bit so the loaves rise even better into the classic quick bread dome shape. Now with the addition of one more egg and a bit more flour, your Snickerdoodle bread will look even more irresistible.
More Snickerdoodle Recipes you’ll love
- Snickerdoodle Coffee Cake – a crumbly cinnamon sugar top and a sweet, moist, buttery cake loaded with luscious cinnamon chips.
- Cinnamon Chip Snickerdoodles / Cinnadoodles – take Snickerdoodles to a whole new level with the addition of Cinnamon Chips
- Snickerdoodle Snack Cake – a lightened up version of my snickerdoodle bread made in a 9×13 pan.
- Snickderdoodle Skillet Cookier / Skookie – a big snickerdoodle cookie studded with cinnamon chips baked in a cast iron skillet
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 cup butter softened
- 2 cup sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 ½ 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 ¾ x 3 ¼ 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 ⅔ 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.
In addition to my Snickerdoodle bread, the other two quick breads I made for the Great American Bake Sale were Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread and Chocolate Chocolate Chip Bread. You’ll definitely want to try those breads too.
This bread is moist and full of flavor. I had no cinnamon chips so I mixed a little cinnamon and sugar to swirl through the bread before baking. Shared some with my friends and they said it tasted like cinnamon rolls. Will definitely make this many times again.
Loved it! Thanks for sharing
This was amazing and got rave reviews from my hard-to-please 18-year-old daughter. 😂 My only regret is having to cut the recipe in half because I was short on cinnamon chips. I even had to toss in a few white chocolate chips to get the full 3/4 cup of chips needed for one loaf. It was so good! I’ll make sure I have plenty of cinnamon chips next time because one loaf is just not enough.
Thank you so much!
Hi! In this recipe did you use salted butter or unsalted?
Whichever you like or have on hand. Unsalted would be the traditional answer but I’ve found it doesn’t matter for this recipe.
Can you use self rising flour instead of all purpose
Hi Judy – I haven’t tried it, but it should work well. Just sub the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt for the self-rising flour (assuming your self-rising flour contains salt.)
can this be made in a bread machine?
Hi Michelle – no, this is a quick bread and not a yeast bread, so it’s not a good choice for a bread machine.
I make these into muffins so my husband can take one or two for his lunch. He asked me this morning t make him some.
Great job – so fun when they ask you to make them again. Thanks for sharing Wendy!
How would you make this recipe as muffins? How many does it make? I’m having an outdoor coffee with friends and thought muffins would be easier then slices of bread. Thank you for your time.
I bet that you could! I’d just put them in muffin tins, you’ll know they are done cooking when they spring back when touched or a toothpick comes out clean!