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Store This, Not That! > Blog > Cooking with Food Storage > Fanatic Friday Favorite: Cinnamon Burst Bread (like Great Harvest’s)
September 10th, 2009

Fanatic Friday Favorite: Cinnamon Burst Bread (like Great Harvest’s)


This recipe was sent in from Teresa and doesn’t it look so delicious!? I wish I could cut myself a slice right now and eat it! It also sounds like a nice healthy-er treat to eat coming back from trick-or-treating. Give it a try and have a very Happy Halloween! Also, thanks for voting…my husband is very happy. 🙂

Cinnamon Burst Bread (like Great Harvest’s)-Makes 4 Loaves

3 T. yeast
1/2 cup sugar
4 eggs, beaten lightly (*Note from Crystal, 1/4 C. Dry Egg Powder +1/2 C. Water)
3 3/4 cup warm water
4 1/2 tsp. salt
3 T. vegetable oil
2 1/2 cups cinnamon bites (available at health food stores, these are like compacted bits of cinnamon or here)
11-12 cups flour (*Note from Crystal, this is a great recipe to disguise wheat in! Try it at least half whole wheat flour and half all-purpose or get really gutsy and try it 100% whole wheat!)

Combine in mixing bowl 4 cups flour, yeast, and sugar. Add water, eggs, and oil. Beat well to “cake batter” stage. Stir in salt, cinnamon bites, and 7 more cups flour to make bread-dough consistency. Let mixer knead it to the right texture (add up to 1 more cup flour if needed). Place dough in greased bowl, cover, and let rise for 1 hour. Shape dough into 4 loaves. Let rise for another hour or until doubled. Bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes. Slice thick and serve warm with butter, or toast slices in the toaster (be careful, the cinnamon bites can burn your fingers), or make slices into French Toast. Yummy!

Teresa says-Here’s a picture of the four loaves I made last week. We ate one loaf for breakfast the next day, I gave one loaf away to a friend, and I froze the other two loaves to take to my Sister’s Weekend. They thawed beautifully and tasted fresh and wonderful this weekend!

amazing reviews click here

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68 Comments

  • Julie P

    October 31, 2008 at 5:40 am

    EMERGENCY! i’ve been trying to recreate that bread for a couple years but could never figure out the cinnamon thing. I just went on the site you linked to for the cinnamon bites, and I can’t find them anywhere on the site. Does Teresa, who sent the recipe, have a link straight to them? I’ve found some other alternatives on the internet, but wondering if she has the link, first.

  • Julie P

    October 31, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    EMERGENCY! i’ve been trying to recreate that bread for a couple years but could never figure out the cinnamon thing. I just went on the site you linked to for the cinnamon bites, and I can’t find them anywhere on the site. Does Teresa, who sent the recipe, have a link straight to them? I’ve found some other alternatives on the internet, but wondering if she has the link, first.

    • Tralor

      October 27, 2010 at 1:11 am

      You can get them at Prepared Pantry.com!

  • Sara R

    October 31, 2008 at 7:14 am

    What in the world are cinnamon bites?

  • Sara R

    October 31, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    What in the world are cinnamon bites?

  • Crystal

    October 31, 2008 at 7:37 am

    Cinnamon bits are like cinnamon chips (like chocolate chips only cinnamon flavored) only they are the big chunks. I think the bites are sold at the Honeyville Grain stores. Teresa says the chunks are the best but if you can’t find them I would use cinnamon chips. I’ve seen them more and more at grocery stores this year.

    Crystal

  • Crystal

    October 31, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Cinnamon bits are like cinnamon chips (like chocolate chips only cinnamon flavored) only they are the big chunks. I think the bites are sold at the Honeyville Grain stores. Teresa says the chunks are the best but if you can’t find them I would use cinnamon chips. I’ve seen them more and more at grocery stores this year.Crystal

  • Crystal

    October 31, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Cinnamon bits are like cinnamon chips (like chocolate chips only cinnamon flavored) only they are the big chunks. I think the bites are sold at the Honeyville Grain stores. Teresa says the chunks are the best but if you can’t find them I would use cinnamon chips. I’ve seen them more and more at grocery stores this year.Crystal

  • Andrea

    October 31, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    This has nothing to do with cinnamon bread, I just wanted to say that I am making Sour Cream Chili Bake for dinner tonight and I’m so excited! We usually have chili and cornbread for Halloween, but through strange circumstances (daughter being baptized, made WAY too much chili, had two pots full left over) we are all over chili for a while. But this casserole still looks good to me. Thanks!

  • Andrea

    October 31, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    This has nothing to do with cinnamon bread, I just wanted to say that I am making Sour Cream Chili Bake for dinner tonight and I’m so excited! We usually have chili and cornbread for Halloween, but through strange circumstances (daughter being baptized, made WAY too much chili, had two pots full left over) we are all over chili for a while. But this casserole still looks good to me. Thanks!

  • Andrea

    October 31, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    This has nothing to do with cinnamon bread, I just wanted to say that I am making Sour Cream Chili Bake for dinner tonight and I’m so excited! We usually have chili and cornbread for Halloween, but through strange circumstances (daughter being baptized, made WAY too much chili, had two pots full left over) we are all over chili for a while. But this casserole still looks good to me. Thanks!

  • Teresa

    October 31, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    Hey, Teresa here. Just wanted to let you know that Cinnamon Chips and Cinnamon Bites are NOTHING alike! Cinnamon Chips melt much easier. The Bites are hard nuggets of cinnamon. The best place (or the only place I’ve found) to get them (if you live anywhere near SLC) is the Honeyville Grain Country Store (there’s also a Honeyville Store in Brigham City). The SLC store is off of I-80 and 5600 W. After taking the 5600 W exit, head north (into the industrial area). Turn right on Harold Gatty. Turn left on Billy Mitchell. And you’re there. A bag of Cinnamon Bites costs $1.94 ($2 with tax) and has 2 1/2 cups (just enough for this recipe!) Enjoy!

  • Teresa

    October 31, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    Hey, Teresa here. Just wanted to let you know that Cinnamon Chips and Cinnamon Bites are NOTHING alike! Cinnamon Chips melt much easier. The Bites are hard nuggets of cinnamon. The best place (or the only place I’ve found) to get them (if you live anywhere near SLC) is the Honeyville Grain Country Store (there’s also a Honeyville Store in Brigham City). The SLC store is off of I-80 and 5600 W. After taking the 5600 W exit, head north (into the industrial area). Turn right on Harold Gatty. Turn left on Billy Mitchell. And you’re there. A bag of Cinnamon Bites costs $1.94 ($2 with tax) and has 2 1/2 cups (just enough for this recipe!) Enjoy!

  • Teresa

    October 31, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    Hey, Teresa here. Just wanted to let you know that Cinnamon Chips and Cinnamon Bites are NOTHING alike! Cinnamon Chips melt much easier. The Bites are hard nuggets of cinnamon. The best place (or the only place I’ve found) to get them (if you live anywhere near SLC) is the Honeyville Grain Country Store (there’s also a Honeyville Store in Brigham City). The SLC store is off of I-80 and 5600 W. After taking the 5600 W exit, head north (into the industrial area). Turn right on Harold Gatty. Turn left on Billy Mitchell. And you’re there. A bag of Cinnamon Bites costs $1.94 ($2 with tax) and has 2 1/2 cups (just enough for this recipe!) Enjoy!

  • Crystal

    October 31, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    If you don’t live near SLC, then check your local health food store for cinnamon chunks (glad we cleared up the difference between chunks and chips…I had no idea!).

  • Crystal

    October 31, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    If you don’t live near SLC, then check your local health food store for cinnamon chunks (glad we cleared up the difference between chunks and chips…I had no idea!).

  • Crystal

    October 31, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    If you don’t live near SLC, then check your local health food store for cinnamon chunks (glad we cleared up the difference between chunks and chips…I had no idea!).

  • Heidi

    November 1, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Random question… I notice that you are mixing the yeast directly into your bread (no dissolve in water, then mix in other ingredients). It didn’t note it, but does that mean it’s supposed to be instant yeast? And if I only have active dry yeast, do I need to dissolve the yeast in the sugar and warm water first and then add the other ingredients?

  • Heidi

    November 2, 2008 at 4:35 am

    Random question… I notice that you are mixing the yeast directly into your bread (no dissolve in water, then mix in other ingredients). It didn’t note it, but does that mean it’s supposed to be instant yeast? And if I only have active dry yeast, do I need to dissolve the yeast in the sugar and warm water first and then add the other ingredients?

  • Heidi

    November 2, 2008 at 4:35 am

    Random question… I notice that you are mixing the yeast directly into your bread (no dissolve in water, then mix in other ingredients). It didn’t note it, but does that mean it’s supposed to be instant yeast? And if I only have active dry yeast, do I need to dissolve the yeast in the sugar and warm water first and then add the other ingredients?

  • Crystal

    November 4, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Heidi,

    Here is Teresa’s answer to your question:

    Instant yeast works best in this recipe using the stated method. However, active dry yeast will work too using this same method as long as you add warmer than normal water and beat really good at the “batter” stage to dissolve the yeast. It may take a little longer for the bread to rise the first time.

    If you would like to use the other method, sprinkle the yeast in about ½ cup warm water with 1 T. sugar and let bubble before adding to other mixture including remaining water.

    Good question. Sorry my recipe wasn’t quite complete and detailed enough. I almost always use instant yeast now and mix all my bread recipes this way. It saves time and makes yeast-bread making very easy!

    Crystal

  • Crystal

    November 4, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    Heidi,Here is Teresa’s answer to your question:Instant yeast works best in this recipe using the stated method. However, active dry yeast will work too using this same method as long as you add warmer than normal water and beat really good at the “batter” stage to dissolve the yeast. It may take a little longer for the bread to rise the first time. If you would like to use the other method, sprinkle the yeast in about ½ cup warm water with 1 T. sugar and let bubble before adding to other mixture including remaining water. Good question. Sorry my recipe wasn’t quite complete and detailed enough. I almost always use instant yeast now and mix all my bread recipes this way. It saves time and makes yeast-bread making very easy!Crystal

  • Crystal

    November 4, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    Heidi,Here is Teresa’s answer to your question:Instant yeast works best in this recipe using the stated method. However, active dry yeast will work too using this same method as long as you add warmer than normal water and beat really good at the “batter” stage to dissolve the yeast. It may take a little longer for the bread to rise the first time. If you would like to use the other method, sprinkle the yeast in about ½ cup warm water with 1 T. sugar and let bubble before adding to other mixture including remaining water. Good question. Sorry my recipe wasn’t quite complete and detailed enough. I almost always use instant yeast now and mix all my bread recipes this way. It saves time and makes yeast-bread making very easy!Crystal

  • Todd and Stephanie

    November 4, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Okay, I haven’t tried this recipe yet, but I LOVE Great Harvest’s cinnaburst bread. And there is a place not too far from where I live (in Idaho) that has an online baking store, it’s prepared pantry dot com. They sell cinnamon chips there, and the quality is AWESOME. One more thing, try making french toast out of this bread, it’s AMAZING!!

  • Todd and Stephanie

    November 4, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    Okay, I haven’t tried this recipe yet, but I LOVE Great Harvest’s cinnaburst bread. And there is a place not too far from where I live (in Idaho) that has an online baking store, it’s prepared pantry dot com. They sell cinnamon chips there, and the quality is AWESOME. One more thing, try making french toast out of this bread, it’s AMAZING!!

  • Todd and Stephanie

    November 4, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    Okay, I haven’t tried this recipe yet, but I LOVE Great Harvest’s cinnaburst bread. And there is a place not too far from where I live (in Idaho) that has an online baking store, it’s prepared pantry dot com. They sell cinnamon chips there, and the quality is AWESOME. One more thing, try making french toast out of this bread, it’s AMAZING!!

  • Heidi

    November 4, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    Where is the best place to buy instant yeast in “bulk”? I just bought a big “active dry yeast” from Costco before I realized there was a difference so I assume Costco is NOT the place?

  • Heidi

    November 5, 2008 at 4:03 am

    Where is the best place to buy instant yeast in “bulk”? I just bought a big “active dry yeast” from Costco before I realized there was a difference so I assume Costco is NOT the place?

  • Heidi

    November 5, 2008 at 4:03 am

    Where is the best place to buy instant yeast in “bulk”? I just bought a big “active dry yeast” from Costco before I realized there was a difference so I assume Costco is NOT the place?

  • Kristine

    November 6, 2008 at 12:33 am

    Heidi,

    You can buy Instant Yeast at Macys grocer in Utah (I bought some from there while visiting). You can order online from Emergency Essentials at beprepared.com I am sure there are other places too but I have been very happy with EE
    http://beprepared.com/product.asp?pn=FP%20Y100

  • Kristine

    November 6, 2008 at 7:33 am

    Heidi,You can buy Instant Yeast at Macys grocer in Utah (I bought some from there while visiting). You can order online from Emergency Essentials at beprepared.com I am sure there are other places too but I have been very happy with EEhttp://beprepared.com/product.asp?pn=FP%20Y100

  • Tricia & Sisters

    November 19, 2008 at 5:03 am

    We want all of your recipes!
    Do you have a Recipe Book? If so, We want 10!
    Thanks for making food storage so much FUN!

  • Tricia & Sisters

    November 18, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    We want all of your recipes!
    Do you have a Recipe Book? If so, We want 10!
    Thanks for making food storage so much FUN!

  • jeannie

    November 25, 2008 at 1:59 am

    I went to Honeyville store in Brigham today, they had never heard of the cinnamon bites. has anyone found them

  • jeannie

    November 25, 2008 at 1:59 am

    I went to Honeyville store in Brigham today, they had never heard of the cinnamon bites. has anyone found them

  • jeannie

    November 24, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    I went to Honeyville store in Brigham today, they had never heard of the cinnamon bites. has anyone found them

  • Mary

    November 25, 2008 at 6:11 am

    hershey makes a cinnamon chip that I have used and has worked well for me. It’s by the chocolate chips.

  • Mary

    November 24, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    hershey makes a cinnamon chip that I have used and has worked well for me. It’s by the chocolate chips.

  • Crystal

    December 4, 2008 at 7:24 am

    Cinnamon bites aren’t like cinnamon chips. Cinnamon bites are condensed chunks of cinnamon. I’m not sure where the fanatic that submitted the recipe gets hers…I’ll try and email her again. but I do know that a lot of health food stores carry them. I would call around and see if your local store carries it because the bread does look delicious!

  • Crystal

    December 4, 2008 at 12:24 am

    Cinnamon bites aren’t like cinnamon chips. Cinnamon bites are condensed chunks of cinnamon. I’m not sure where the fanatic that submitted the recipe gets hers…I’ll try and email her again. but I do know that a lot of health food stores carry them. I would call around and see if your local store carries it because the bread does look delicious!

  • Janet Rakich

    February 23, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    It is carried at the Honeyville Grain Store on Billy Mitchell Road, in Salt Lake City.

  • Janet Rakich

    February 23, 2009 at 10:43 am

    It is carried at the Honeyville Grain Store on Billy Mitchell Road, in Salt Lake City.

  • Amy Stevens

    March 2, 2009 at 4:10 am

    This is a web-site where they sell the cinnamon bites too. Hope this helps. I think they cost more though.

  • Amy Stevens

    March 2, 2009 at 4:10 am

    This is a web-site where they sell the cinnamon bites too. Hope this helps. I think they cost more though.

  • Amy Stevens

    March 1, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    This is a web-site where they sell the cinnamon bites too. Hope this helps. I think they cost more though.

  • Kerrie

    August 1, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    I called Honeyville, and they have been sold out for months. They couldn’t get rid of it fast enough before, so they don’t plan on buying it again. They do sell the cinnamon baking chips.

    I told them demand has been higher recently because of this recipe. But, if you want to be able to make it again, you should request they order the cinnamon bites again.

  • Kerrie

    August 1, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    I called Honeyville, and they have been sold out for months. They couldn’t get rid of it fast enough before, so they don’t plan on buying it again. They do sell the cinnamon baking chips.

    I told them demand has been higher recently because of this recipe. But, if you want to be able to make it again, you should request they order the cinnamon bites again.

  • Kerrie

    August 1, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    I called Honeyville, and they have been sold out for months. They couldn’t get rid of it fast enough before, so they don’t plan on buying it again. They do sell the cinnamon baking chips.

    I told them demand has been higher recently because of this recipe. But, if you want to be able to make it again, you should request they order the cinnamon bites again.

  • Anonymous

    September 11, 2009 at 4:20 am

    Off topic.

    I’m trying to get your button on my blog. All I’m getting is a red X. It’s a clickable X.
    Am I doing something wrong or can it be the link?

    Thanks
    Rebecca

  • Anonymous

    September 11, 2009 at 4:26 am

    Ok, I cheated. I just took the button and added the link to it.
    Love your site. It has been a great help to my family and I.
    Thank You.
    Rebecca

  • Anonymous

    September 12, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Thank you Amy Stevens for letting us know the King Arthur website has the cinnamon bites. They are $5.95 for 16 oz, plus shipping. I ordered more there since Honeyville doesn’t have them anymore.

  • Anonymous

    September 14, 2009 at 11:03 am

    I made this bread yeaterday. Since I didn’t have cinnamon bites, or chips, I improvised. I just made the dough, then rolled out like I was making cinnamon rolls, put butter and cinna/sugar and rolled it up, tucked the ends inward and put in bread pans and let rise. It’s absolutely delish.

  • Anonymous

    September 14, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    I saw this recipe I haven’t tried it but I am going to, let us know what you think if anyone tries it before I do!

    Cinnamon Chips:
    Heat oven to 200F. Combine:
    1/3 c granulated sugar
    1 1/2 TB cinnamon
    1 TB solid all-vegetable shortening
    1 TB light corn syrup
    Mix with fork until uniform and crumbly.
    Spread on foil-lined baking sheet and bake until melted and bubbly. 35 minutes.
    Cool completely, then break into small pieces.
    Makes 1 cup (approx)

  • Sarah

    October 2, 2009 at 9:24 am

    I found the cinnamon bites (called Cinnamon Flav-R-Bites) at King Arthur Flour. Can't wait to try this recipe. It sounds so yummy!

  • Heidi

    October 3, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Did you use the cinnamon flav-r-bites from King Arthur or did you use the Hershey's cinnamon chips?

  • Melissa

    October 22, 2009 at 9:42 am

    I found cinnamon chips at Kitchen Kneads just yesterday. They sell them in bulk. They are located on Redwood Road and 7600 South. Right across the street from West Jordan Middle School. They are great chips. I can't wait to use them in this recipe.

  • Julie

    January 6, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    I found a recipe to make your own cinnamon chips or chunks It was easy to make and turned out great in the bread. My family loves it.
    Heat oven to 200F.
    ( I did 250, because 200 didn’t melt it, maybe because I tripled the recipe)
    Combine:
    1/3 c granulated sugar
    1 1/2 TB cinnamon
    1 TB solid all-vegetable shortening
    1 TB light corn syrup
    Mix with fork until uniform and crumbly.
    Spread on foil-lined baking sheet and bake until melted and bubbly, about 35 minutes.
    Cool completely, then break into small pieces. ( about 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch, that way you get better pockets of cinnamon)
    Makes 1 cup (approx)

  • eatfoodstorage

    January 6, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Thanks! That sounds wonderful!

  • Julie

    January 6, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    I found a recipe to make your own cinnamon chips or chunks It was easy to make and turned out great in the bread. My family loves it.
    Heat oven to 200F.
    ( I did 250, because 200 didn’t melt it, maybe because I tripled the recipe)
    Combine:
    1/3 c granulated sugar
    1 1/2 TB cinnamon
    1 TB solid all-vegetable shortening
    1 TB light corn syrup
    Mix with fork until uniform and crumbly.
    Spread on foil-lined baking sheet and bake until melted and bubbly, about 35 minutes.
    Cool completely, then break into small pieces. ( about 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch, that way you get better pockets of cinnamon)
    Makes 1 cup (approx)

  • eatfoodstorage

    January 6, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Thanks! That sounds wonderful!

  • Robynp

    July 2, 2010 at 3:31 am

    I tried making the cinnamon chips. I also tripled the recipe and started out at 250F. My chips never melted or got bubbly. After a time of raising the temperature to see if they would melt I finally took them out of the oven. After a couple of minutes they hardened and I broke them up. I decided to go ahead and use them in the bread recipe. The bread was delicious but I should have used more chips.
    Robyn

  • Kellie

    November 23, 2010 at 5:37 am

    I just made the bread and got my “mini cinnamon chips” just like a mini chocolate chip at Bakers cash and carry in SLC, UT. You can also order them from their website. NOTE: Do NOT knead the bread with the chips in it, they all melt and you have a cinnamon flavored bread. Maybe I should have known that but I have never NOT kneaded a yeast bread before. Just mix at the “cake like” stage for about 4 minutes in bosch or kitchenaid and you will be fine. YUM!

    • Beverly Zayas Hayes

      January 11, 2013 at 11:59 am

      Ok, I tried this recipe and the chips melted within the first minute. When do you add them? I have a bosch mixer. This is what I did–Turned the timer to 6 minutes (like described in recipe), added the flour until the sides of the bowl were clean, added the chips, and let it finish kneading the remainder of the time. Would you be more specific with the “cake like” term and the 4 minutes? Thank you!

  • ruth

    August 16, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    love this bread

  • Erin @ Making Memories

    June 22, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    This looks absolutely wonderful!!!

  • Angela

    August 1, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    FYI great harvest doesn’t use eggs or oil in their cinnamon chip! Simply wheat and white flour, yeast, honey, water, salt and cinnamon chips!!

    • Robin Allen

      June 4, 2015 at 4:31 pm

      that’s what I found in looking at their listed ingredients on their label from their Great Harvest Bread store. This is the 3rd recipe that has eggs in it, and I make about 5-8 loaves a week of diff types of bread, and I don’t use eggs unless it is a batter bread.

      • Angela

        June 4, 2015 at 4:36 pm

        Hmm, I worked at a Great Harvest for 9 years, and mixed doughs. The eggs listed could be an egg wash- some bakeries choose to egg wash, some don’t. Every GH is different though!

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