Cinnamon Christmas Breakfast Wreath
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This delicious sweet bread is packed with cinnamon and brown sugar and can be decorated with cream cheese icing and cherries. It's the perfect Christmas morning breakfast dish!
Recipe type: Sweet Bread
Serves: 12 servings
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 2½ tsp. yeast
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • ⅓ cup margarine, melted
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4½ cups all purpose flour (OR use 2½ cups whole wheat flour + 2 cups all purpose flour)
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • ⅓ cup butter, softened
  • 3 oz. cream cheese
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1½ cups icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • glace cherries for decorating
  • chopped pecans for decorating
  1. Dissolve the yeast in the warm milk and let stand for 5-10 minutes to proof.
  2. Mix in eggs, margarine, sugar and salt. Mix in flour a cup at a time with a spoon, then by hand.
  3. Knead the dough for about 5 minutes until it forms a smooth, round ball. Place in a greased bowl, cover and let it sit in a warm place for an hour or two until it’s almost doubled.
  4. Roll the dough out into approximately a 12″ by 24″ rectangle. In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar & cinnamon together. Spread the softened butter on it, then sprinkle it with the brown sugar & cinnamon mixture, making sure it’s spread evenly and reaches to all of the edges.
  5. Roll the dough up (starting on one long side) tightly, patting as you go.
  6. Cut the tube in half vertically with a sharp knife.
  7. Gently wrap the two halves around each other to create a spiral shape.
  8. Place the spiral on a greased cookie sheet and shape into a circular wreath shape. Pinch the ends together.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees C for 25 minutes, or until the wreath is deep golden brown and the filling is bubbly.
  10. Make the cream cheese icing by whipping together the cream cheese, butter, icing sugar, vanilla and salt.
  11. Pour the icing on the cinnamon wreath and decorate with glace cherries and chopped walnuts.
  12. Serve immediately. Cut portions off the wreath with a knife and serve with extra icing if desired.
Recipe by The DIY Mommy at