Vegan Orange Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread | #BreadBakers

 Cinnamon Orange Pull-Apart Bread is citrusy sweet bread bursting with the flavours of Citrus and cinnamon. It has been kneaded with orange juice and has a tender crumb. The sugar at the base gets caramelised while baking, making the slices sweet and juicy.

Short days and long nights, dropping temperature and chilly winds whisper that the winters are here. The coils of smoke drift up from the nearby settlement. The night was starry but there were blotches of clouds as well. Surprisingly, it was a clear morning next day and nature treated us to a clear view of the Himalayas. 

 Far from our home and close to the river, we spotted a group of Blue bearded Bee-eater.

We watched them playing around.

Winter is the season of citrus and a variety of citruses have reached the market. Yesterday, we baked a Cinnamon Orange pull-apart bread. 

The dough was kneaded with orange juice. We stuffed it with homemade candied orange peels. Cinnamon and Orange make a great combination and the bread was heavenly.

 The dough was rolled out into a square of 20 x 12 inches.

A generous amount of mixture of cane sugar, cinnamon, and candied peels was sprinkled all over. It was sliced into five sections.

The sections were stacked on top of each other and further cut into six pieces.

The stacks of dough were placed end to end in a greased loaf pan and covered for the second rise.

The bread after the second rise was baked till golden.


Cinnamon sugar mixture dotted with juicy orange peels between the thin sheets of dough tastes heaven.

Vegan Cinnamon Orange Pull-Apart Bread



  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon orange zest
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons unrefined cane sugar
  • 2 teaspoons instant dry yeast
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • ½ cup unrefined cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon powdered cinnamon powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dry ginger powder
  • 2 tablespoons candied orange peels/orange zest


  1. In a large bowl, mix together first four ingredients. Keep aside.
  2. Add sugar to warm water, Mix stir in yeast, cover and keep for 10 minutes. It should turn frothy.
  3. Add orange juice and vanilla extract to the yeast mixture.
  4. Add to the flour mix. Knead for 5-7 minutes to get a very smooth, slightly sticky and satiny dough.
  5. Transfer to an oiled bowl. Turn around once to coat evenly with oil. Cover and keep for 1 ½ hour or until the dough has doubled in size.
  6. Prepare filling while the dough is rising.
  7. Mix sugar, cinnamon and ginger powder. Add candied orange peels.
  8. Grease one 8 x 4 inches (preferably nonstick) bread pan. Line the bottom with a parchment paper. This helps the bread to come out clean.
  9. Remove dough from the bowl to a floured counter. Roll out dough into 20 x 12 inches rectangle. If the dough is very sticky while rolling, dust with flour and keep rolling.
  10. Brush the rolled dough with oil. Sprinkle the mixture evenly on rolled dough.
  11. Starting with the long end, cut the dough into 5 strips from top to bottom. Stack these strips on top of one another and then cut the stack of strips into 6 equal squares.
  12. Place all the stacks of dough squares together end to end in the greased loaf pan. Cover and allow to rise for another hour.
  13. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees C for 35-40 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
  14. Remove from the oven after 10 minutes. Remove from the pan.
  15. Cool on the rack. Serve warm.

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We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. Our theme this month is Breads with fresh fruit and no white sugar. If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send Stacy an email with your blog URL to [email protected].

This month, the Bread Bakers are making breads with fresh fruit and no white Sugar, a theme chosen by Renu of Cook With Renu.
Here are everyone's Bread with fresh fruit and no white sugar:

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·  Blackberry Blue Cheese Walnut Loaf from Food Lust People Love
·  Eggless Whole Wheat Pear Bread from I camp in my kitchen
·  Hawaiian Sweet Buns from Gayathri's Cook Spot
·  Honey Oatmeal Applesauce Bread from the Mad Scientist's Kitchen
·  Julekage from All That's Left Are The Crumbs
·  Sugar free Harvest Muffins from Cook's Hideout
·  Vegan Orange Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread from Ambrosia 
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  1. The bread looks delicious. Lovely colour and so good use of the fruits here. It must have tasted awesome too. I am bookmarking this Namita.

  2. This sounds sooo delicious, and it definitely is gorgeous. I love pull apart breads.

    P.S. that shot of the Himalayas is wonderful.

  3. Oh my god, look at that gorgeous golden color bread there!!! Simply stunning dear!!! the texture looks amazing! Wish i could grab a slice!!

  4. Pull-apart breads are one of my favorite things to bake, and your one looks absolutely delicious. What a beautiful part of the world you live in.

  5. Hi Namita,
    the bread looks delicious. It is must try. I had been tempted to inquire about your place even in the past. However after seeing the above shot, I would like to know the name of the place. I am from Bangalore and last year I visited Uttarkhand in March to catch a glimpse of Himalayan peaks. However it was hazy due to early heat and forest fires. The picture in your post is so enchanting.