Saturday, August 28, 2010

Quick&Easy Cinnamon Bread

While Mountain Man was busy whipping up scrambled eggs, bacon and fried mashed potato fritters, I quickly threw together a Cinnamon Bread that I found in the Allrecipes Tried and True Favorites: top 300 recipes. It was somewhat on a whim, but proved a nice addition to the hearty breakfast we would be having.

I'll be keeping this post short and sweet because MM and I have a lot to do this afternoon.. We recently found a house to rent (that just happens to be on the lake!) and although we're not moving in until October, we have a lot of furniture shopping to do. Plus it's the weekend so I don't want to hold you up reading a post when you should be enjoying your time off.

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Cinnamon Bread
Oven: 350 Bake time: 50 minutes
Yields 1 loaf

2 cups AP flour
1 cup white sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 oil
2 TBS sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 TBS butter

Preheat oven to 350. Spray loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, eggs, buttermilk, extract and oil. Beat/whisk together for about 2 minutes.
Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth top.
In a small bowl combine sugar and cinnamon and cut in butter using knife and fork until mixture is crumbly.
Sprinkle cinnamon mixture on top of batter. Use a knife and cut in a swirling motion, giving in a marble effect.
Place in oven and bake for 50 minutes- Test with toothpick.
Allow to cool for a few minutes before removing loaf from pan.

Have a great weekend
Happy Baking!!