Cinnamon Donut Bread is a quick and easy way to bake a cinnamon sugar flavored donut as a loaf of bread instead of deep frying. Cakey and moist, sweetly spiced, it's delicious for breakfast, snack, or dessert.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a loaf pan with cooking spray.
Use a hand or stand mixer to beat together the pound cake mix, vegetable oil, large eggs and half and half in a medium sized mixing bowl for 30 seconds.
Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl and then beat again for 2 minutes or until combined and smooth.
Place ¾ cup of the batter in a small mixing bowl and stir in the light brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside for now.
Pour a little more than half of the plain batter in the prepared loaf pan and then scoop the cinnamon and sugar batter on top, leaving a border around it so it doesn’t touch the side of the pan.
Use a butter knife to swirl the batters together lightly, creating a pattern.
Cover the cinnamon and sugar batter with the rest of the plain batter, as evenly as possible. It’s okay if some of the cinnamon batter is poking through.
Bake for 50-60 minutes or until lightly golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean or with just a couple of crumbs.
Allow the bread to cool for 10 minutes while you prepare the topping ingredients.
Cover warm bread with melted butter. You can either dip it into a large dish or brush a thick layer of butter onto the bread.
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the white granulated sugar, light brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Pour it into a small, lipped baking sheet or 9x13 inch baking pan, in an even layer.
Dip each side in the melted butter and then into the sugar mixture.
Serve warm or allow to cool completely before cutting and serving.
To Store: You can store your bread covered or in a ziploc bag at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
To Freeze: Let your Cinnamon Donut Bread cool completely before wrapping in plastic wrap and placing in a freezer-safe bag. Bread will stay fresh in the freezer for 3 months.
If you want to change up your Cinnamon Donut Bread a little you can add nutmeg to the cinnamon dough, put in some chopped walnuts, almonds or pecans or even mix in some mini chocolate chips for a bit more decadence.