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Get your morning started right with this cinnamon swirl protein bread - with hints of cinnamon and sugar and totally healthy for you!

Total Time: 1 hour
Cinnamon Swirl Protein Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Protein Bread

There really is nothing better than the smell of fresh cinnamon rolls coming out of the oven on a weekend morning. My kids absolutely love when I make cinnamon rolls for them because they feel like it’s a little treat.

Which it totally is because I don’t make cinnamon rolls very often.

But we know that cinnamon rolls are not the “healthiest” thing around. So instead I tried my hand at making some cinnamon roll protein bread that would taste and smell just like, if not real close, to the original cinnamon rolls that we usually make.

Cinnamon Swirl Protein Bread

I have to say that this bread really did the trick and came out amazing. It’s quite dense but it still has that great cinnamon sugar flavor of regular cinnamon rolls.

I didn’t tell my kids that it was “healthy” for them just because they, without even trying the dish first, will always turn their nose up at the word “healthy.”

Cinnamon Swirl Protein Bread

So instead I just told them it was cinnamon rolls in bread form – haha, sneaky sneaky. They devoured their pieces and I felt a little satisfaction for the start of the day while still enjoying my coffee.

Cinnamon Swirl Protein Bread

Get your morning started right with this cinnamon swirl protein bread – with hints of cinnamon and sugar and totally healthy for you!

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour
Yield: 1 loaf


Cinnamon Swirl Mixture:

  • 1/3 cup stevia
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F and spray loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. In a large bowl whisk together oat flour, vanilla protein, baking powder, salt, and stevia. Add egg whites, almond milk, and unsweetened apple sauce and mix until combined.
  3. In seperate small bowl mix together remaining stevia and cinnamon.
  4. Beginning with the batter, pour about 1/3 into bottom of prepared loaf pan then sprinkle with 1/3 cinnamon sugar mixture. Repeat until all batter and cinnamon sugar is used and cinnamon/sugar mixture is last.
  5. Draw knife through to marble the mixture then place in oven and bake at 350° F for 40-50 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag #JENNMEYERING for an IG feature and FB Feature! Plus, I’d love to see your creations!

This Post Has 11 Comments
  1. Looks terrific Jennifer! I love using applesauce as an ingredient in my baking — and I bet it works wonderfully in this recipe!

  2. This looks so delish! I need to save it and make for the next time I have company — I’d eat it all if I made a loaf by myself :-/ I love finding new ways to hide protein powder… great idea!

  3. Usually when I read that something is good for me, I automatically assume it will taste bland. But, I’ve read the ingredient list and I can tell that this bread will be awesome! How can it not be with cinnamon, applesauce, and vanilla protein powder? Yum! I can’t wait to try this!

    1. It is recommended to use the specified ingredients listed within the recipe whenever possible as that is what has been tested and proven to work. If there are dietary restrictions or you just do not have an ingredient on hand, substitutions can be made but please remember that I cannot speak for how much this will change to overall dish. Substitutions may also result in undesirable outcomes.

    1. Hey Meredith… I’m sure that you could use it for muffins, that sounds like a great idea. I would start with a baking time of 20-25 minutes then check for doneness and go from there.

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