Cinnamon Sunrise

This bread is one of the recipes we prepare in the bread machines before we go to bed and then let bake overnight.  It has a pleasant cinnamon flavor and makes a great start for a day of gaming with friends. As always, the dry ingredients can be prepared ahead of time in a gallon zip-lock bag.

The cinnamon we use is typically a very strong Vietnamese variety from Penzy’s, a wonderful shop that sells spices and herbs. The brown sugar is treated as a wet ingredient because otherwise the moisture in it will clump with the dry ingredients.  This is one of the few overnight breads that has an add-in (the pecans) and the measurement is approximate – we usually just put whatever will comfortably fit into the drop chute.

As always, if you prepare this at home, follow your bread machine’s instructions with regard to order of ingredients and add-ins.

Dry Ingredients

4 1/2 cups bread flour
2 tablespoons powdered milk
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 teaspoons cinnamon

Wet Ingredients

1 1/2 cups water
4 tablespoons butter
5 tablespoons brown sugar


2 1/2 teaspoons yeast

Add Ins

2/3 cup pecans, chopped


Place wet ingredients in pan and put dry ingredients on top of wet.

Dig a small ’well’ in the dry ingredients and pour the yeast into the well.

Place pan in Bread Machine and set up for:

  • 2 lb loaf
  • White Bread setting
  • Medium Darkness
  • Enable Mix-Ins

Start immediately or set up as a delay timer for when you want the loaf to be ready.

Put the Mix-Ins into the drop chute.

After loaf is complete remove from pan and allow to cool for 15 minutes before cutting.