Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Whenever I start my day with a cinnamon flavored something to eat, my day seems happier. That may be coincidence, but maybe not. You should make this bread and see if you experience the same thing! A cinnamon-flavored batter is enhanced with a cinnamon streusel-y middle and top for a fabulous breakfast or mid morning treat.

Start by combining the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl: flour, sugar, baking powder,

baking soda and cinnamon.

In a large measuring cup, combine the buttermilk, eggs, oil and vanilla.

Whisk together then pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture.

Beat this by hand for about 3 minutes or until well combined. Then pour half of the batter into a greased loaf pan.

For the streusel mixture, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon,

then cut in the butter.

Sprinkle half of the mixture over the batter in the pan.

Top with the remaining batter,

then with the remaining streusel mixture. Use a table knife to gently swirl through the layers.

Bake for 50 minutes, then cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

And while it's certainly not a "whole day guarantee," this bread will get your day off to a great start.

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Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Bread Batter ingredients:
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Swirl ingredients:
4 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
4 tsp. butter, cut into chunks

Measure flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, salt, buttermilk, oil, eggs and vanilla into large mixing bowl. Beat 3 minutes. Pour half of batter into a greased loaf pan.

Combine swirl ingredients, mixing until crumbly. Sprinkle 1/2 of the swirl mixture over batter. Top with remaining batter, then with remaining swirl mixture. Using knife, cut in a light swirling motion to give a marbled effect.

Bake at 350 for about 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then remove bread from pan to rack to cool completely. Makes 12 slices.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sara,
    We would really enjoy your Cinnamon Swirl Bread. I would love a slice of that bread for breakfast or with my afternoon tea. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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