Cinnamon Bread Recipe Brings Back Childhood Memories


October 5 — I received a recipe in my inbox a few weeks ago that I wanted to try, but haven’t had time to put it together yet.

Reviews about it are good. Some people add chopped pecans in the middle, while others add raisins. I think I will try as written the first time.

When I was little, one of my favorite breakfasts was cinnamon toast. Mom made it by dotting a piece of white bread with softened butter, then sprinkling the top with cinnamon and sugar. A quick broiler will caramelize everything.

I made cinnamon toast like this for my kids when they were growing up, and I still make it today for myself, especially on cold mornings.

I think this cinnamon swirl bread will be like cinnamon toast for adults. I have high hopes for this recipe.


1 1/3 cup sugar, divided

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1 large egg, beaten

1 cup milk

1/3 cup vegetable oil

Combine 1/3 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon in a small bowl; put aside.

Combine flour, remaining cup of sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Combine egg, milk and oil in separate bowl; add to flour mixture. Stir until just moistened.

Pour half the batter into a greased 9×5 inch loaf pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the reserved cinnamon-sugar mixture. Repeat with the rest of the dough and the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Run a knife through the dough to the marble.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean.

Let cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.


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