Friday, November 19, 2010

Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread


As we approach a holiday week (full of family, friends, and all that we are thankful for) I wanted to share this recipe with you. It is super easy (oh so delicious!) cinnamon swirl quick bread. Seriously, they don't call it a quick bread for nothing. You can whip this up within minutes and pop it in the oven before your house guests arrive. The aroma alone will greet them at the door and invite them in to stay awhile.

This bread is an excellent companion for coffee. Serve it up, take a seat, and enjoy the company you're in!

Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tbsp ground cinnamon

Glaze:
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 to 2 tsp milk

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease the bottom only of a 9in x 5in x 3in loaf pan; set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, 1 cup sugar, baking soda and salt. In a small bowl, combine buttermilk, egg and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. In another small bowl, combine cinnamon and the remaining 1/2 cup sugar.

Pour half the batter into the prepared loaf pan; sprinkle with half the cinnamon-sugar. Carefully spread the remaining batter and sprinkle the top with remaining cinnamon-sugar. Swirl a knife through the batter.

Bake 45-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

For glaze, combine confectioners' sugar and enough milk to achieve drizzling consistency. Drizzle over bread.

Source: The Taste of Home Baking Book

15 comments:

Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels on November 19, 2010 at 11:16 AM said...

Your cinnamon swirl quick bread looks soooo delicious! I love cinnamon in anything so you know I'm all over this tasty looking bread. Not to mention, I love how easy it is to make such a wonderful looking bread!! :) YUM!

Sprinkles of Parsley on November 19, 2010 at 2:23 PM said...

This looks absolutely delicious! I love good fast recipes. I'll definitely have to try it out!

Peggy on November 19, 2010 at 5:22 PM said...

This looks absolutely delicious! Love the ease of it!

Kimberly Peterson on November 19, 2010 at 6:44 PM said...

I do love a nice and easy bread!!! These look beautiful and I love the flavors of cinnamon. Greak job!

Carolyn on November 19, 2010 at 7:56 PM said...

That is a gorgeous cinnamon swirl bread! It looks amazing, I can almost smell the cinnamon through my computer!

Torviewtoronto on November 20, 2010 at 9:43 AM said...

delicious bread

Karen on November 20, 2010 at 3:58 PM said...

This sounds fantastic...I can imagine how good it must make the house smell! Great recipe and easy too!

sweetpeaskitchen.com on November 20, 2010 at 10:33 PM said...

I love making quick breads....this one looks and sounds scrumptious! :)

Mother Rimmy on November 20, 2010 at 10:34 PM said...

I'll bet this brings company running to the kitchen when they hit the door! We're having a Thanksgiving Brunch, this looks like a great way to start. :)

baking.serendipity on November 21, 2010 at 10:03 PM said...

These looks like the perfect breakfast treat to share with house guests :) I love the simplicity of quick breads and the flavor of cinnamon...this one is a definite winner. Thanks for sharing :)

ravienomnoms on November 22, 2010 at 1:23 PM said...

What a great bread! I can just imagine enjoying this with a cup of coffee in the morning!

Amy Bakes Everything on November 23, 2010 at 5:08 AM said...

This looks amazing! I love quick breads, this one has mass appeal!

Angie's Recipes on November 24, 2010 at 12:39 AM said...

That's a perfect marbled cake!

Paula on November 25, 2010 at 3:52 PM said...

what a delicious blog! here is so many uncanny inspirations!

have a nice time,
Paula

Chef Dennis on November 26, 2010 at 6:44 PM said...

Your cinnamon bread looks delicious! I'm for anything tasty and that easy to make, what a wonderful treat for breakfast, I'm sure my wife will be thanking you soon too!
Dennis

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