Snickerdoodle Bread

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

Snickerdoodle Bread is like a giant, soft and tender Snickerdoodle Muffin that has been topped with a hefty amount of sweet cinnamon sugar.

With the holiday season right around the corner, we started going through our Christmas recipe collection. This Snickerdoodle Bread would make the perfect snack, coffee treat or brunch addition. If you are looking for more easy brunch recipes, check this Bread Pudding, Best Ever Coffee Cake and Chocolate French Toast Casserole.

Snickerdoodle Bread

Snickerdoodle Bread

Tender, soft and full of flavor, this Snickerdoodle Bread is absolutely delightful. Fluffy and full of flavor, the bread is covered in a sweet and delicious Cinnamon Sugar layer. If you love Snickerdoodle cookies or muffins, you will love this bread.

The bread is easy to make, and turns out amazing. Perfect to wrap and have a slice on the go, or to wrap some and give as hostess gifts. This bread is definitely going to hit with everyone.

Where the “snickerdoodle” name comes from?

It is said, that the word snickerdoodle is a misinterpretation of the German word “Schneckennudel”, meaning snail dumpling, referring to the snail-like shape of the original biscuits.

Snickerdoodle Bread

What do you need to make Snickerdoodle Bread:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder; baking soda; cream of tartar and ground cinnamon.
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar and brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cinnamon Sugar Topping:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon sugar

Can I make Snickerdoodle Bread in advance?

  • Yes! You can prepare the batter 24 hours in advance, store in the refrigerator and make sure you stir before using it.
  • You will have to bake the bread a few minutes linger, if you start by using cold batter.

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Snickerdoodle Bread

How do you store Snickerdoodle Bread?

Snickerdoodle Bread stores well at room temperature for up to three days in a sealed plastic bag.


  • Snickerdoodle Bread can be frozen in heavy foil or freezer bags for up to three months.
  • For either method, allow the bread to cool completely before adding to bags or wrapping it into foil.


To reheat the bread, wrap slices in heavy foil and place it in the oven for 12-15 minutes at 300F. Additionally, do not thaw the slices before reheating.

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Snickerdoodle Bread
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 10 slices
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes Total time: 55 mins


  • 2 cups  all purpose flour 
  • 1 teaspoon  baking powder 
  • 1 teaspoon  baking soda 
  • 1 teaspoon  cream of tartar 
  • 1 teaspoon  ground cinnamon 
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt 
  • 1/2 cup  unsalted butter  (softened to room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup  white sugar 
  • 1/2 cup  brown sugar 
  • 2  large eggs  (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup  milk  (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup  sour cream  (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon  vanilla extract 

Cinnamon Sugar Topping:

  • 1/4 cup  unsalted butter  (melted)
  • 3 tablespoons  cinnamon sugar 


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with nonstick baking spray (I like the one with flour) and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cream of tartar, cinnamon and salt. Stir and set aside.
  4. Add butter and both sugars to a large bowl and beat until light and creamy. Stop to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl with a spatula.
  5. Add egg, sour cream, vanilla and milk. Beat until fully combined and smooth. Stop to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl with a spatula.
  6. Add the flour mix gradually into the egg and milk mixture, avoid over-mixing the batter.
  7. Once the flour mixture has been fully incorporated, transfer the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  8. Brush the bread with melted butter and sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top.
  9. Bake the bread for 45-50 minutes. It varies based on the oven, but start checking on it after 40 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean or with just a few crumbs, but NOT raw batter.
  10. Remove bread from oven when ready and place loaf pan on a cooling rack.
  11. If desired, brush bread again with melted butter and sprinkle with extra cinnamon sugar if desired. This should be done while the bread is still warm.
  12. Cool bread in the pan for 10 minutes before removing and transferring to the cooling rack.
  13. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Calories: 338 Carbohydrates: 43 Protein: 4 Fat: 17 Saturated Fat: 10 Cholesterol: 74 Sodium: 378 Potassium: 217 Fiber: 1 Sugar: 24 Vitamin A: 580 Vitamin C: 0.1 Calcium: 98 Iron: 2
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Sounds like a delicious companion to my morning coffee! Yum!



I love how easy this is to make! Bonus that the house smells amazing while it's baking too!


Chrissie Baker

How yummy does this look? I’m pretty sure since it’s a bread I can justify having it for breakfast. ;) pinned!



Snickerdoodles are my favorite! I could eat this whole loaf!



I love snickerdoodles and this looks absolutely delicious! Definitely making this myself


Alyssa Brantley

This snickerdoodle bread looks so delicious! Love that it can be made in advance. So perfect for gift-giving at Christmas!


Melanie Bauer

This look beyond delicious! So tasty and flavorful, really can't wait to make this!



There are two ingredient lists one with cream of tartar and the other without. Which list are you using? I made it without and it was wonderful.


the ones in the recipe card, I made this using cream of tartar, but its delicious without it too :)



I've never heard of snickerdoodle bread until I found it on this site. Glad I did because this bread was amazing! It rose perfectly in the pan and browned up beautifully! This recipe will definitely be in my "go to" recipes from here on out. 



Made two loaves for gifts. They are beautiful and tasty. Followed directions as written. NThank you!!!



I want to try this and was thinking I might add a bag of cinnamon chips to the batter?


it will taste great


Susan Murphree

I wonder if adding a bag of Cinnamon Chips to the batter would be good?? might try this


it will taste amazing


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