Twisted Cinnamon-Pecan Breakfast Yeast Bread

  • Author: Adapted from Grant Corner Inn Breakfast and Brunch Cookbook by Louise Stewart
  • Prep Time: 2 hours 45 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 twists
  • Category: Bread (Bread Machine)
  • Method: bread machine and oven
  • Cuisine: American


Twisted Cinnamon-Pecan Breakfast Yeast Bread is a yeast bread in the same family as cinnamon rolls–directions for mixing and kneading in a bread machine included.


  • 3/4 cup half and half (warmed for 1 minute in microwave)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 (1/4)-3 (3/4) cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1 package instant or bread machine yeast or (2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • Filling:
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped and toasted
  • Icing:
  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 + tablespoons milk or black coffee


  1. Place all ingredients in order listed into bread machine pan. Set on dough cycle. After 5-10 minutes and check dough for consistency. Add flour 1 tablespoon at a time if too wet or water 1 teaspoon at a time if too dry.
  2. When dough has risen to double, remove from bread machine and divide in half. Cover each portion with plastic wrap and let rest 10 minutes.
  3. Roll first half into a 9 x 20-inch rectangle. Spread with half the butter. Sprinkle with half of filling mixture. Starting at long side, roll up jellyroll style. Pinch seam to seal.
  4. Now it gets a little tricky but the twist is what makes this sweet bread special. Proceed with confidence.
  5. Slice roll in half lengthwise. Place halves side by side, with cut surfaces facing up. Moisten one end of each portion with wet fingers. Push the ends together to join the two pieces of dough. Twist pieces together; shape into a ring and fit into a greased 8 or 9-inch pan. Moisten ends and press to seal.
  6. Repeat process with other half of dough and filling. Cover and let rise in warm place until almost doubled in size. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  7. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Let stand 3 minutes and transfer to serving platter with spatula.

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