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Satisfying Cinnamon Bread

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This cinnamon bread recipe has just the right amount of sweetness that makes it a standout. It’s not to sweet and goes perfectly with a cup of coffee or tea.

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This bread is delicious both plain or toasted with a little butter spread on it. One of the things I most love about it other than it being something I can eat at breakfast AND snack, is the ribbon of cinnamon that runs through it.

Yum.

I can’t remember where I got this recipe. I want to say that my mom, Claire saw it and passed it on to me since she knew I love all things cinnamon.

Chocolate shocker

I have been making this bread for many years and one of the times I made it, I put chocolate chips in it. Let’s just say that they didn’t improve it.

Isn’t that crazy? What can’t be improved with chocolate?? I know I was shocked. Did I dislike it with the chocolate chips inside? No, I certainly didn’t, but did I love it? No. That’s what surprised me. The chips couldn’t improve what this bread is all about.

Which is the cinnamony goodness.

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Helpful tips

  • I like to make buttermilk instead of buying it from the store. In this recipe, I use a powdered mix but here’s another way to make it.
  • How to make buttermilk at home – In a cup measuring glass, pour a tablespoon of either lemon juice or white vinegar into it. Add milk up to the measuring line that denotes a cup. Stir and let the milk sit for 5 minutes. It will curdle slightly because of the acid.
  • I let the bread cool fully on the wire rack before cutting it as it is easier, but if you want to cut it when it’s still warm, use a serrated knife and know that it might tear or crumble.
  • Don’t skip the cinnamon topping. Here’s the fun part, the topping doesn’t stay on the top. It will sink into the bread and cause a slight swirl.

How to make cinnamon bread

Pre-step

Take out 3 tablespoons of butter to soften before starting the recipe.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Get a 8 cup measuring bowl and liberally grease a bread pan.

Step one

Gather the dry ingredients – flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.

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Step two

Add the ingredients to the mixing bowl.

Use either a pastry blender or spatula to mix the dry ingredients together.

Step three

Gather the wet ingredients – buttermilk, eggs, vanilla and oil.

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Step four

Make the buttermilk, see helpful tips on how. Or use store bought buttermilk.

Step five

In a separate mixing bowl, add eggs, vanilla and olive oil. Whisk the wet ingredients together until combined.

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Step six

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix it all with a spatula.

Step seven

Pour the sweet bread batter into the greased pan.

Topping

Step eight

Make the topping at this time. Get a small mixing bowl and add 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon and 3 tablespoons of butter. Use a pastry cutter and mix the topping ingredients together.

Step nine

Sprinkle the topping on the batter.

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Step ten

Bake the bread for 45 minutes.

Ready

Let the bread rest in the pan for 10 minutes before you remove it from the pan and place it on a wire rack to cool.

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Let’s cut a few pieces. I want to point out that the cinnamon topping sinks making a nice swirl.

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Time to plate a few pieces and eat them.

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Let’s slather on some butter, shall we?

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Yummy!

I hope you enjoyed this cinnamon bread recipe.

Other fabulous breads

And as always, may all your dishes be delish!

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Satisfying Cinnamon Bread

A delicious cinnamon bread that goes well for breakfast with some hot beverage! The perfect amount of sweetness makes this bread a standout.
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Course: Breads
Cuisine: Breads
Keyword: cinnamon bread
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 10 slices
Calories: 285kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups spelt flour (or flour of choice)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk (see helpful tips on how to make it yourself)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Topping

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons butter (softened)

Instructions

  • Take butter out prior to starting the recipe. Preheat oven 350 F and grease a bread pan liberally.
  • In a mixing bowl add flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Mix until combined.
  • Make the buttermilk or use store bought. (See helpful tips below). In another mixing bowl add buttermilk, eggs, oil and vanilla. Whisk until combined.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredient bowl and mix with a spatula.
  • Pour batter into bread pan.

Make topping

  • In a small mixing bowl, combine 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon and butter.
  • Use your pastry cutter to make the topping into crumbles.
  • Sprinkle topping on top of the batter and bake for 45 – 50 minutes. Check after 45 minutes.
  • Wait 10 minutes before removing bread from pan and placing it on a wire rack to cool.
  • Cut with sharp serrated knife and plate a few pieces.
  • Eat
  • Smile
  • Enjoy
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Notes

Helpful tips
  • I like to make buttermilk instead of buying it from the store. In this recipe, I use a powdered mix but here’s another way to make it.
  • How to make buttermilk at home – In a cup measuring glass, pour a tablespoon of either lemon juice or white vinegar into it. Add milk up to the measuring line that denotes a cup. Stir and let the milk sit for 5 minutes. It will curdle slightly because of the acid.
  • I let the bread cool fully on the wire rack before cutting it as it is easier, but if you want to cut it when it’s still warm, use a serrated knife and know that it might tear or crumble.
  • Don’t skip the cinnamon topping. Here’s the fun part, the topping doesn’t stay on the top. It will sink into the bread and cause a slight swirl.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 354mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1.4mg
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18 Comments

  1. Cinnamon is so so so satisfying! And I’m with you – I am not in love with cinnamon and chocolate chips combination. It’s not bad, but it’s definitely not my favourite. I’ve never used cinnamon chips but they could work here too for even extra cinnamon flavour

  2. That cinnamon swirl is calling my name! I love how comforting this is. Wish I had a slice right now.

  3. I LOVE cinnamon!!! It’s one of my favorite flavors and smell so good baking in the oven. I bet this bread is delish!

  4. This looks so good – and I love that you can admit that the chocolate chip idea just did NOT do it any favors. Sometimes a classic is best left alone!

  5. Mm, this looks delish! I especially love the photo with the topping before it goes into the oven. I’m a huge quick bread fan but have never tried a simple straight cinnamon option, so it’s time to fix that ASAP.

    1. Thank you Monica! I hope you enjoy it. It’s really satisfying, even though it doesn’t have chocolate in it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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