Cinnamon Bread – Experience the heartwarming flavors of our Cinnamon Bread, a breakfast classic, in America. Meticulously crafted with the balance of cinnamon and sugar this bread brings back fond memories straight from the oven to your table.
When I first made this Cinnamon Bread I was on a quest for the Sunday morning indulgence. I can still remember the aroma that filled my kitchen luring my husband and child with its scent. Their faces lit up with joy after taking that first bite and from that moment on it has become our special weekend breakfast tradition.
What makes this Cinnamon Bread truly special?
Infused with taste, this Cinnamon Bread offers an exquisite blend of a wonderfully soft and moist texture accompanied by a delightful sugary crunch from its cinnamon layer. However, its allure doesn’t end there; it’s versatile enough to be enjoyed either as is or, with a drizzle of vanilla icing for those special mornings. Each mouthful not only delivers a treat but also creates lasting memories.
What You Need To Make This Cinnamon Bread Recipe?
Flour: To ensure the right amount it’s best to use the “spooned & leveled” method instead of scooping directly. Scooping can cause the flour to become compacted, resulting in denser bread.
Cinnamon: The heart of this recipe lies in using freshly ground cinnamon for the best flavor. Opt for a fresh batch every time.
Sour Cream: This ingredient is highly versatile. Can be substituted with yogurt or Greek yogurt based on your pantry supplies or personal taste. Just make sure it’s, at room temperature to maintain a smooth mixture.
Egg: It’s important to use eggs at room temperature as they blend smoothly into the batter ensuring a uniform texture throughout.
Sugar: Granulated sugar adds a touch of sweetness to our bread. For a caramel flavor, you can experiment with light brown sugar, in the swirls.
Vegetable Oil: Adding vegetable oil keeps the bread moist. If you want a flavor melted unsalted butter is an option but keep in mind that it may slightly affect the texture.
Milk: Using milk at room temperature ensures that your bread has a moist crumb. It also helps in combining the dry ingredients.
Vanilla Extract: A small amount of pure vanilla extract enhances the flavor profile. It’s those little touches that make a huge difference.
Optional Vanilla Frosting: For those who enjoy a touch of sweetness on their bread this is a choice. It perfectly enhances the cinnamon swirl. The bread itself stands out without it.
Steps To Make Cinnamon Bread:
Step 1: Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (177°C). Take your loaf pan (either 9×5 inch or 8×4 inch will work) and give it a spray, with nonstick cooking spray.
Step 2: For the Cinnamon Touch: Combine the sugar and cinnamon together. It will provide that sugary kick!
Step 3: For the Bread: In a bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Meanwhile, in another bowl combine the egg and sugar. Once blended add in the oil, sour cream, milk, and vanilla. Mix them thoroughly! Now pour this mixture into your ingredients. Gently whisk everything until well combined.
Step 4: Now comes the fun part! Pour half of your batter into the loaf pan. Sprinkle an amount of cinnamon sugar on top saving some for later. Layer the remaining batter on top of this. The top layer might become slightly sticky due to the cinnamon sugar. Spread it evenly with care and patience. Finish it off by sprinkling the remaining cinnamon sugar on top. Take a knife. Create a swirl down the center. A few gentle swirls are enough; we don’t want to over-mix!
Step 5: Put it in the oven. Bake for 50 to 65 minutes. If you see the top getting too brown simply cover it loosely with foil. Once a toothpick can be inserted and comes out clean, from the center that’s when you know it’s finished!
Step 6: Let it cool down, add some icing if you like, cut it into slices, and let the breakfast celebration commence!
For an extra burst of flavor and a lovely aromatic touch, lightly toast the ground cinnamon in a dry skillet over low heat for 1-2 minutes before adding it to the sugar for the swirl. This simple step deepens the cinnamon’s natural flavors and gives the bread an even more irresistible aroma as it bakes!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use a different kind of sugar for the cinnamon swirl?
Although granulated sugar is recommended for best results you can try using alternatives such as brown sugar to add a richer flavor.
How long will this cinnamon bread stay fresh?
When kept at room temperature it should remain fresh for 2 days. However, refrigerating it can extend its freshness up to a week.
Can I add nuts or dried fruits to the mix?
Certainly! Adding walnuts or raisins could be an enhancement. Just make sure to distribute them evenly to prevent them from sinking.
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