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Cinnamon Bread

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Cinnamon Bread

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Cinnamon Bread is a delightful treat that fills your kitchen with the comforting aroma of cinnamon while it bakes. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or as a sweet snack, this homemade bread is sure to become a favorite in your household. With its soft texture and swirls of cinnamon sugar throughout, every slice of this bread is a taste of heaven.

Why Make Cinnamon Bread

Cinnamon Bread is not only delicious but also relatively simple to make at home. By following this recipe, you can enjoy the warmth and sweetness of freshly baked bread straight from your oven. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or new to the world of homemade bread, this recipe is sure to impress.

Ingredients

  • All-purpose flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • 2% milk
  • Lemon juice
  • Vegetable oil
  • Vanilla extract
  • Large eggs
  • Brown sugar
  • Melted butter

How to Make Cinnamon Bread

  1. Preheat oven and prepare pan: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Heavily grease and lightly sprinkle with flour a 9 x 5-inch bread pan.
  2. Prepare dry ingredients: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon.
  3. Prepare wet ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together milk and lemon juice; let stand for 5 minutes. Add vegetable oil, vanilla, and eggs.
  4. Combine dry and wet ingredients: Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in 3 parts, stirring just until incorporated.
  5. Prepare cinnamon swirl: In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, 1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon, and melted butter.
  6. Layer the batter: Pour half of the batter into the loaf pan. Make 3 lines the length of the pan with the cinnamon butter. Turn the pan horizontally and swirl with the end of a skewer or toothpick in S or 8 shapes. Add the remaining batter and repeat the process.
  7. Bake: Bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Cool and serve: Allow the loaf to cool for 5 minutes, then invert onto a wire rack to cool completely before slicing and serving.

Serving Suggestions

Enjoy slices of Cinnamon Bread warm or at room temperature, with a pat of butter or a drizzle of honey. It’s perfect alongside a cup of hot coffee or tea for a cozy morning treat.

Storage Info

Store leftover Cinnamon Bread in an airtight container or wrapped tightly in plastic wrap at room temperature for up to 3 days. For longer storage, freeze slices individually and thaw as needed.

Tips and Techniques

  • Be sure not to overmix the batter to avoid a tough texture.
  • Use a toothpick or skewer to create a beautiful swirl pattern in the bread.
  • Adjust the amount of cinnamon sugar according to your preference for sweetness and spice.

Variation

For a nutty twist, add chopped nuts such as pecans or walnuts to the cinnamon sugar mixture before swirling it into the batter.

FAQs about Cinnamon Bread

Q: Can I use whole milk instead of 2% milk? A: Yes, you can use whole milk or any other type of milk you prefer in this recipe.

Q: Can I substitute vegetable oil with another type of oil? A: Yes, you can use melted butter or melted coconut oil as a substitute for vegetable oil if desired.

Q: Can I make this bread without eggs? A: While eggs help bind the ingredients together and add moisture to the bread, you can try using a commercial egg replacer or applesauce as a substitute for eggs. However, the texture and flavor may vary slightly.

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