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Gluten-Free & Dairy Free Cinnamon Swirl Bread

  • Author: Paige
  • Prep Time: 90 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 Minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf of bread 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: baking


gluten-free, dairy free, sweet, cinnamony and full of flavor! with the perfect pull apart texture!


  • 5 1/2 cups of gluten-free flour
  • 1 1/2 cup of warm water (110°F)
  • 1 packet of active dry yeast 
  • 3 tbsp of sugar (more for the cinnamon mix see below)
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 2 egg whites

cinnamon mixute

  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 tbsp of ground cinnamon


  1. In a bowl add your 1 tbsp of sugar and your packet of yeast
  2. Next pour into the same bowl your 1 1/2 cups of warm water 
  3. Whisk together and set aside for the yeast to activate for 5 minutes
  4. In a bowl with a hand mixer or a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, whip your egg whites into medium stiff peaks about 6 minutes
  5. Once your egg whites are medium stiff peaks, add the remaining 2 tbsp of sugar to the egg whites while your continue to whisk
  6. Next add in your 1 tbsp of baking powder while you continue to whisk
  7. Keeping your mixer on, pour your activated yeast water into the egg whites and sugar
  8. Stop your mixer and add in your 5 1/2 cups of flour about 1 cup at a time with the mixer on low speed
  9. Once combined your dough will still be tacky, since this is gluten-free flour it doesn’t look like traditional dough, toss about 1/4 cup of flour on top of the dough and using a spatula pull the dough away from the bowl with the flour you tossed on the top of the dough
  10. Using that surface flour form the dough into a ball and set in a bowl to rise for 1 hour covered near a heat source *this is when I pre-heat my oven and toss the bread right next to the oven*
  11. After the hour is up, your dough should have doubled in size, section the dough in quarters, flour your counter and gently press the dough in to about a loaf pan length rectangle that is about 1/2″ to 1″ thick, do that with the second half of dough
  12. Gently sprinkle about 2-3 tbsp of cinnamon sugar mixture over each half that you just pressed out
  13. Rolling each piece into a log, folding the cinnamon into the dough, you will end up with two cinnamon stuffed bread rolls
  14. Gently, not to deflate the rise, fold the two pieces over eachother twice to form a twist
  15. Place the twist into a greased and floured loaf pan
  16. Sprinkle with 1 tbsp of the cinnamon sugar mixture and let the bread rise for 20 minutes
  17. Once it has puffed a second time, place in your 350°F oven to bake
  18. Bake for 1 hour, rotating half way through the baking 
  19. Remove and let rest for 1 hour before eating!

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