Cinnamon Sugar Bread

Hope everyone had a great weekend – even if it was a wet one! Today I wanted to share a recipe I tried last week at work. I decided to try to make bread for the first time ever! After searching around I came across a recipe for a cinnamon sugar bread that sounded delicious! This bread recipe did not include yeast, which was what I was looking for since we didn’t have that on hand at work. I found the recipe on the Five Heart Home blog. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little intimidated because it was my first time baking bread but I was ready for the challenge 🙂

I decided to cut the recipe in half, which made one standard-size loaf instead of two.

Ingredients for bread:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 tablespoons vanilla extract

Ingredients for topping:

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

First, you will want to preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease one full-sized loaf pan with butter and a little sugar around the edges. Next, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the buttermilk, oil, and sugar. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until well combined. Then, slowly stir the wet ingredients and dry ingredients until just combined.

 

In a small bowl, stir together the sugar and cinnamon for the topping and set aside.

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Place half of the batter into the greased bread pan.

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Then pour 2/3 of the cinnamon sugar mixture on top. Pour the rest of the batter above the cinnamon sugar. Use a butter knife to swirl through the batter and distribute the cinnamon sugar through the bread. Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon sugar on top.

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Place the bread pan on top of a cookie sheet in the oven in case the batter overflows a little. Mine didn’t have this issue but it’s better to be safe and have less of a clean up in case it happens 🙂

Bake at 350 degrees for about 50-60 minutes. Insert a toothpick into the center of the loaf and once it comes out clean ,the bread is done.

Remove the bread from the oven once it’s done and let it cool in the pan for five minutes before removing it to a wire rack. Run a butter knife around the edges if you need to loosen the bread.

I think my first loaf of bread turned out pretty well and it’s definitely a recipe I will try again 🙂

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