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Walnut Cinnamon Swirl Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Walnut Cinnamon Swirl

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"This homemade bread is a not too sweet and has a delicious cinnamon, walnut and raisin filling. This bread looks good and tastes even better."

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Original recipe makes 1 large loaf Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Place milk, one egg, two tablespoons butter, salt, 3 tablespoons sugar, flour and yeast in bread machine pan. Select Dough cycle, and press start.
  2. When cycle is complete, remove dough from machine, punch down, and let rest for 5 minutes. Roll out on lightly floured board into an approximately 24x10 inch rectangle.
  3. Brush the dough with 3 tablespoons melted butter, then sprinkle with brown sugar, cinnamon, 1 cup nuts and raisins. Roll up tightly, jelly roll style from the longer side. Place on a greased baking sheet, shape into a ring, and seal ends. Mist with warm water, cover with plastic wrap which has also been mist with water, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, approximately 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, beat together 1 egg and 1 tablespoon water; set aside.
  5. Just before baking, brush dough with egg mixture, sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup walnuts. Bake in preheated for 20 to 25 minutes. This is a dense ring and if it browns too quickly, just cover with foil and continue to bake.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 14, 2003

What a great bread! I used the Sweet cycle on my Wellbilt, and after the 2nd knead, I paused the machine, rolled out the dough approximately 5 by 18. Used half amount of the filling listed, and rolled from the short side. Pinched the ends and edge closed, and returned the dough to the machine and resumed the cycle. Did not use topping. This made a perfect swirl and did not have to use my oven.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 06, 2008

Disappointed. Tried to make a variation described by sandygocal, but the dough turned out extremely sticky and messy. Result tasted ok, but I felt it was a waste of good walnuts. Won't be making this one again.


15 Ratings

Apr 14, 2003

My husband and father both loved this bread. Both went back for seconds, which is something these two picky eaters hardly ever do. Next time I will try it as a loaf instead of a ring.

Apr 14, 2003

We all enjoyed this recipe, but I think next time I will use pecans rather than walnuts (just a personal preference). Easy and relatively quick. I will be making this for our family at the holidays.

Apr 14, 2003

I am not a big walnut fan, so I made mine without walnuts, and it is still fabulous!!!!!

Oct 05, 2006

Awesome recipe! My kids loved it. To try to make it more healthy I substituted 1 cup of white flour with 2 heaping tablespoons of milled flax seed and then filled the rest of the measuring cup with whole wheat flour. It was a gloppy mess after the dough cycle ended so I added a small amount of white flour (2-3 T) and gently worked it in; let it rise in warm oven for about 20 minutes and continued onward. I also increased cinnamon to 1 t (we love cinnamon) and omitted the raisins. It did take a little longer bake, 4-5 minutes maybe, and as suggested I lightly covered it after 12 minutes of baking. Not a hard a recipe -- machine did most of the work. Thanks Marylyn! P.S. No one noticed the flax or the wheat :-)

Feb 25, 2006

This is a wonderful recipe! It isn't too sweet & it is beautiful to look at. I made it using wheat flour (minus the raisins) & it turned out very nice. I did have to cover it for the last few minutes as the walnuts started to burn. I will definately make this one again!

Aug 24, 2004

The way I made this, it was a delicious cinnamon swirl bread. I was able to make two 8 inch loafs with this. The only thing I would do next time is to double the filling, but I think that it was lacking filling because of the fact that I made it two loaves instead of a ring. Will make this again! Tastes great toasted with butter and a cup of tea!


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  • Calories
  • 215 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.3 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 5.1 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 210 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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