Recipe: Cinnaburst Bread

Knock-off recipe for The Great Harvest's famous cinnaburst bread - Rae GUn Ramblings

There is this bakery here a small chain that makes really addictive bread. After my friend Laurel gave me my first taste I spent 3 days trying get a hold of the bread. Unfortunately they sell out quick so you have to be there at the right time uggg. And it’s not like the closest store is on my normal route.

Any ways after reading the ingredients list I saw that it included “cinnamon chips”. I never new there even existed such a thing. Fast forward to a couple weeks ago and i was in the market and saw cinnamon chips on sale. Since I was on my bread making binge I knew it was just the right time to try it out. I think it came out pretty close. And it’s pretty yummy.

My go to breakfast bread. Tastes just like the cinnaburst bread from Great Harvest. REcipe at Rae GUn Ramblings

Great Harvest Cinnaburst Copycat Bread

1 cup warm water
1 cup warm milk
1/3 cup sugar
2 1/4 teaspoon yeast (1 pack)
1/3 cup oil (I used veggie oil)
1/2 T salt
1 egg
4 1/2 to 5 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup cinnamon chips

  • In mixer combine yeast, sugar, and warm water and milk; let bubble for about 5 minutes.
  • Add in oil and egg.
  • Slowly add 2 cups flour, mix and then add salt.
  • Add 1/2 cup flour at a time until it comes away from side of bowl. Add the cinnamon chips when it gets close to the right consistency. The dough will be very sticky but the softer the dough the lighter the bread. So use the least amount of flour you can handle.
  • Let rise in mixing bowl for about 30 minutes.
  • Form into loaf (or whatever shape you want).
  • Let rise and additional 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes.
 Makes 2 loaves
Let me know if you try this out and what you think.
Hands down the best breakfast bread. Great Harvest style cinnaburst bread recipe at Rae Gun Ramblings

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  1. visiting from tatertots and jello. This looks really yummy!

  2. Stopping by from tatertots and jello…
    Can I just say, YUM!!! I will be making this bread in the VERY near future!!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Looks very yummy…..and I guess it’s 2 1/4 yeast? Can’t wait to try. Happy Holidays.

  4. yes thanks for catching that I just fixed it

  5. This is the second time I’m hearing about cinnamon chips in the past week. Hmmm…I need to try them! The bread looks delicious!

  6. Hello! I found you at Pinkapotamus and I am loving your blog! I wanted to invite you to enter my $50 American Express giveaway and my link party that are both going on this week! Keep up the great blogging and happy holidays! -Dana

  7. Mmmmmmm, this looks good enough to eat! :) Can’t wait to try it!! I’m your newest follower! :)

  8. Oh, yum. I can’t believe you found a way to recreate that bread. I will bookmark and try soon! Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!

  9. Yum! I love cinnamon rolls! this really looks yummy, too!

  10. Yum!

  11. This looks delicious. I need to keep an eye out for cinnamon chips. I totally want to try this.

  12. I am new to your blog and just wanted to say I love all the things you sale, how stinken cute they are

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  14. WoW! I just love Cinnamon Chips and I adore BREAD…..I can’t wait to make this bread!

  15. Hi! I made your bread and blogged about it. It was delicious! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.

  16. The name of this bread alone is making me hungry! :)

  17. I found a recipe for home made cinnamon chips. I haven’t tried it yet:

    3 tablespoons sugar
    1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
    2 teaspoons shortening (I would use butter instead)
    2 teaspoons corn syrup

    In a large bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, shortening and corn syrup with a fork until crumbly and evenly blended. Spread onto a foil-lined baking sheet.

    Bake at 250 degrees F for 30-40 minutes or until melted and bubbly. Cool completely; break into small pieces.

  18. Of course this is on your blog!!! I found this link on pintrest…your a star! :) I have been wanting to try to make something like this for so long, and miss creative herself made it for me! :) I’d love to see you gals sometime. Message me on FB and we can all plan a time to get together.

  19. Forgot to ask… where do you find cinnamon chips?

    • King Arthur flour store in Vermont carries them. You can order on line. I use them for cinnamon chip scones, so good

  20. bwahaha lindsay I found the chips at harmons but I feel like I saw them at a few other grocery stores this year

  21. Marissa, I just want to thank you for this wonderful recipe! I made 14 loaves to give to our friends and family, it’s delicious!! I just wanted to let you know I’m sharing your awesome recipe at my blog today, I hope that is okay, I guess I should have asked you first. Oops, I’m sorry. :)

  22. This sounds awesome! I am going to have to try this with the homemade cinnamon chips. I can’t get them where I live!

  23. Just found this recipe and you on Pinterest, can’t wait to try, yummy. Following you now and can’t wait to look around more and see what else I find!

  24. I LOVE Great Harvest Cinnamon Chip bread and have wanted a good recipe to make it at home. I can’t wait to try this and see if it’s a good copy! Thank you for posting.

  25. Soooo, do not mix this dough In a bread machine like I just did-all the chips melted! I just shaped it and am waiting for it to rise the second time, it smells great and I’m sure the bread will still be very good even if it is orange :D

  26. I made this, and it’s so yummy! I used half wheat flour, and after a couple days, when it was getting a little old, I made french toast with it. Amazing! Thanks for the recipe! I’m going to make it again today.

  27. I made this bread last night with my 3 year old daughter and it was delicious. I egg-washed the top and sprinkled a layer of cinnamon and sugar which made a nice crust. It was to die for and super-easy! Thank you for the recipe!

  28. This looks absolutely wonderful! We just bought some cinnamon chip bread and I must made it now! It was amazing! Thanks!!!

  29. Try the cinnomon chips in scones, biscotti and cookies. All yummy. And for anyone who can’t find them I order them from King Arthur Flour.

  30. You are amazing! I made this and loved it!!

  31. I made this yesterday and it was great! It was a little crumbly but not anything I was worried about! Thanks for sharing! Also, I found this on Pinterest!

  32. Going to make this now. I’ve been looking for a Great Harvest Cinnamon Chip copy and I found cinnamon chips for sale over the holidays – so here we go! Ever tried baking it as a round loaf on a piece of parchment like they do at the bakery? I may try it with one…

  33. Could u substitute honey for the sugar? I can’t wait to try it!

  34. I’m not sure but I bet you could. Let me know if you give it a go!

    I think these are more what great harvest uses in their cinnamon chip bread?

  36. If you live in Northern Utah, you can find the mini-cinnamon chips at Kitchen Kneads in Ogden. They are at 3030 Grant Avenue and carry SCADS of neat stuff! The chips run $3.29 a pound.

  37. That look’s so good! :)

  38. This recipe looks good, the only change I would suggest is using fresh ground whole flour. Recently going to our local grocery, they’ve installed a “mill” in the health food area which will grind the whole wheat berry. It is the use of the whole wheat berry that gives Great Harvest Bread it’s signature flavor. I would know… won’t post here how though ;)

  39. Clarissa says:

    I makde this bread 2 days ago and I must have done something wrong. I don’t know what because i followed the directions but it was very bland. I’ve never used yeast before so maybe i did something wrong there. It rose like it was supposed to and i added the chips and everything else. I may have to try again and see if maybe i just did something wrong. any help would be appreciated!!! I was so excited to make this and was disappointed when it was bland. I threw some cinnamon and sugar that i have premixed on a piece i warmed up and it tasted great then.

    • Clarissa says:

      I used hershey’s cinnamon chips. i found them in my local walmart here in Tampa FL. maybe it was the chips? It smelled great while it was cooking. I also felt like my one did not cook properly. It may have been because did one non stick pan and one just metal and i used PAM so it wouldnt’ stick. First time making bread and using my Kitchenaid mixer for something besides cakes.

  40. This bread is really easy and too good! Great recipe thanks

  41. If this is the same bakery chain I’m thinking of, they also sell another loaf of bread that includes cinnamon chips – white chocolate cinnamon chip. It’s so yummy! Makes great French toast too! Do you happen to have a recipe for that too?

  42. What part of the store do I look for the. Cinnamon chips in?

  43. I love this bread, it turned out amazing! Thanks for sharing, I will be making it again soon.

  44. Found your recipe today and made the bread and it turned out great! I couldn’t find cinnamon chips anywhere, so had to make them myself. I found a recipe for the cinnamon chips online and just switched honey for the corn syrup. Will definitely be making this again!

  45. paige shannon says:

    Wanting to make this but wanted to know if I could make the dough in a bread machine? Thanks.

  46. Marissa, what kind of yeast did you use, regular,fast acting, etc? Can’t wait to try this with my baker in training 8 yr old daughter

  47. Hi
    I believe that Great Harvest doesn’t use cinnamon chips but cinnamon burst that you can buy from King Arthur flour’s site.

  48. I am sorry. They are called Cinnamon Flav-R-Bites, not burst like I stated before.

  49. Looks delicious! Thanks for linking up to Home Matters Party. #HomeMattersParty

  50. This sounds awesome.
    I have been buying cinnamon chips for years from The Prepared Pantry.
    30 oz is $7.99 and 11 oz is $3.99. They are fantastic.
    Just thought I’d let you know.


  51. Hi marissa im baking right in this minute tou bread recipe 😊😊

  52. Its my first time hope it comes put good 😉

  53. Have you ever made in mini loaf pans?

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