OK guys, this Cinnamon Walnut Pull Apart Bread is divine! I can’t tell you how amazing it is, but once you’ve baked this recipe, you’ll mark it as a favorite and come back to it time and time again. This is great for breakfast, brunch, snack, or dessert!
Cinnamon Walnut Pull Apart Bread
The instructions are a little involved, but certainly easy and well worth the steps taken to make this a delicious treat. First grab these ingredients:
- 2 cups milk
- ½ cup butter, melted
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 packet active dry yeast
- 4 cups AP flour separated + an extra 1/2 cup
- 1½ tsp. Baking powder
- 2 tsp. Salt
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 1/2 teaspoons strong coffee
- 1/3 cup milk
- a pinch of salt
1. In a large sauce pan, combine the milk, butter, and sugar.
2. Bring to a light boil, remove the pot from heat and let cool to room temperature.
3. Sprinkle the yeast over the liquid mixture and stir so all the granules are moistened.
4. Add in the 4 cups of flour and stir until combined. Cover and let rise 1 hour.
5. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the remaining half cup of flour, baking powder, and salt. Dump the dry mixture into the dough, and stir until mixed.
6. Pour the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead the dough for about a minute to thoroughly incorporate the dry mixture.
7. Roll the dough out into a large rectangular shape about ¼ inch thick. Pour and spread the melted butter over the surface of the dough.
8. In a small bowl mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle over the buttered dough, and arrange all but one tablespoon of the walnuts on top as well.
9. Cut six or eight equal strips (along the shorter edge of the rectangle). Stack the strips and cut into six portions.
10. Grease a loaf pan with some butter, and lay the stacked dough portions sideways in the loaf pan. Sprinkle the remaining tablespoon of walnuts over the top.
11. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and let dough rise in the pan for about 30 minutes, or until it gets puffy and starts to fill in. Bake 30 minutes.
12. Mix the powdered sugar, melted butter, coffee, milk, and a pinch of salt in a liquid measuring cup (for easy pouring).
13. In a small bowl, microwave the remaining nutella til it is a thin pourable consistency. Drizzle the icing and extra nutella over the top and serve warm.