I woke up Sunday morning with the urge to bake something, but I didn’t want to bake cake (I’d baked cake the day before)
I wanted something more substantial than cookies. Bread came to mind but I wanted something sweeter that I can eat on it’s own without a need for jam or butter.

So I thought why not make a bread with a sweet filling?
A Cinnamon bread!

So I came up with this.
And it was so yummy that calling it plain ol’ Cinnamon Bread seemed downright disrespectful.
So I took a second look and said why not give it a descriptive name?

Mini. Cinnamon. Loaves.
Mini βœ”
Cinnamon βœ”
Loaves βœ”
Mini Cinnamon Loaves???

So, you soft, pillowy, delicious, greed inducing, cinnamony, nutmeggy, bread of awesomeness will henceforth be known as:

And in case there is already a baker somewhere in this maze of online internet alternate reality (whatever that means) who has somehow gone into the future and stolen this name from me, best believe:
I will look for you.
I will find you.
I will have you bake it for me.
And I will eat it.
You have been warned!


Now let’s move on to the recipe.


  • 2 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 cup warm evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon yeast
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or oil
  • 2 & 1/3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cameroon pepper

For rubbing

  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. sieve the flour, nutmeg and salt together in a bowl, set aside
  2. Mix warm milk, warm water, granulated sugar and yeast together
  3. Leave it to swell
  4. add the melted butter or oil to it
  5. start adding the flour and salt mix into it, little by little, and mixing with a mixer or wooden spoon
  6. When all the flour has been added, turn it out onto a flat surface with small flour sprinkled on, and knead for about 10-15 minutes till soft and stretchy
  7. Roll it into a ball and lightly brush oil all over
  8. Place it in a bowl and cover with cling film or kitchen towel. Put in a warm place to rise for 1 hour
  9. in a bowl, mix the topping ingredients – brown sugar, cinnamon and Cameroon pepper. Set aside
  10. After 1 hour, take the dough and punch it down then divide it into two
  11. Take one and roll it flat into a rectangle
  12. Sprinkle half of the topping on top
  13. Roll it out into a long log, then use a sharp knife and cut into 3 logs
  14. Repeat with the remaining dough
  15. Place the 6 mini logs (loaves) into an oiled baking tray. Cover loosely with nylon and place in a warm place for 30mins
  16. in the final 10 minutes, preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  17. Remove the nylon and place the baking tray with the loaves inside the oven
  18. Close the oven and reduce the temperature to 325 degrees
  19. Bake for 20 minutes or till done
  20. Remove from oven and immediately brush all over with the butter
  21. Cover with nylon and leave for 5 minutes
    – Enjoy!