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Dollywood cinnamon bread on a wooden board

Dollywood Cinnamon Bread

A recipe inspired by the cinnamon bread sold at Dollywood
Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, theme park
Servings 4
Calories 958 kcal


  • 8 in x 4 in loaf pan


The Dough

  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • ½ cup buttermilk (warm)
  • 4 tbsp salted butter (melted)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • tsp active dry yeast
  • ¼ cup water (warm)
  • ½ cup sugar

Cinnamon Mixture

  • 6 tbsp salted butter (melted)
  • cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

The Glaze

  • cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp salted butter (melted)
  • 4 tbsp milk (warm)


The Dough

  • Mix together warm water, yeast, and 1 tbsp sugar in a bowl. Cover with a damp cloth and leave in a warm place for 10 minutes.
  • Add flour, salt, egg, buttermilk, butter, and the rest of the sugar to a large mixing bowl. Form into a slightly sticky dough. Knead for 10 minutes.
  • Cover bowl with a damp cloth and leave in a warm place for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Cinnamon Mixture

  • Melt the butter and whisk with the brown sugar and cinnamon. Pour the mixture onto a plate.
  • Grease your loaf pan by running a stick of butter along the bottom and sides.
  • Make 4 cuts in the top of the dough. Roll the dough in the cinnamon mixture, thoroughly coating it. Put in the loaf pan.
  • Bake at 340 F for 40 minutes, on the lowest rung of the oven. Take out at the 15 and 30 minute marks and brush the top with more of the cinnamon mixture.

The Glaze

  • Warm milk in a small pot on the stove. Add butter and sugar, whisk until homogeneous. Pour over warm bread or use as a dipping sauce. Enjoy!


Calories: 958kcalCarbohydrates: 144gProtein: 14gFat: 38gSaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 137mgSodium: 1533mgPotassium: 247mgFiber: 5gSugar: 85gVitamin A: 1198IUCalcium: 111mgIron: 4mg
Keyword cinnamon, cinnamon bread, dessert, Dollywood, Dollywood cinnamon bread, theme parks
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