Thursday, April 30, 2015

Quick CINNAMON Bread

Quick breads are so easy and just the right
 size for me. This is basically a coffee cake
baked in a loaf pan. It's mixed up in
just a few minutes.
This cinnamon version is
one of our favorites.
I've used real buttermilk and I've
also made it with the substitute:
1C milk + 1T vinegar or lemon juice;
let it sit for 10 minutes.
Use the butter wrapper to grease the loaf pan.
Cream the softened butter and sugar.
Then mix in the egg and vanilla. I use a
 hand mixer, but you can also use a whisk.
Add the flour, baking soda, and nutmeg.
If you love nutmeg, add more. If you 
don't like nutmeg, leave it out. I find 
that 1/2t is just right for me. 
You can mix everything using just one bowl.
Pour 1/2 the batter into your loaf pan.
Smooth out the top.
Sprinkle with about 3/4 of the cinnamon mix.
Top with the remaining batter and
remaining cinnamon mix. Pat it on a bit.
Swirl a knife through the batter once.
Bake @350º for about 45 minutes, or
 until a toothpick comes out clean.
Let sit in the pan for about 20 minutes.
Run a knife around the edge, for easy
removal. I place a paper towel over the
top before I flip it out to catch the loose
cinnamon sugar. The I use that to invert
it again right-side-up onto my platter.
Let it cool a bit and have a slice
while it is still warm. This is important. 
Your husband can assist here.
Enjoy with a cup of coffee,
 or tea.
It's good leftover the next day. You can
toast it in a toaster oven or warm it
for a few seconds in the microwave.
Either way it's a nice bread to have with
 your morning coffee or afternoon tea.

So easy to bake a loaf anytime!

Cinnamon Quick Bread
1 stick butter (1/2C)
1 C sugar
1 egg
1 t vanilla
1 C buttermilk 
2 C flour
1/2 t nutmeg
1 t baking soda
Cream the softened butter with sugar.
Mix in egg and vanilla. Add milk, flour,
nutmeg and soda. Mix until blended.
Add 1/2 of the batter to a greased loaf pan.
 Sprinkle with 3/4 of the cinnamon/sugar mix.
Spoon on the remaining batter. Sprinkle
with the remaining cinnamon mix. Swirl with
 one pass through the batter with a knife
Bake @350º for 45-50 minutes until
a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in 
pan for 20 minutes before removing.
Cinnamon Sugar Mix
1/3 C sugar
2 t cinnamon

tips: Use the butter wrapper to 
grease the loaf pan.
Buttermilk substitute:
1C milk+1T vinegar.
let stand for 10 minutes.

Links: Between Naps on The Porch,
The Charm Of Home, Common Ground,
My Romantic Home, Rattlebridge Farm,


  1. Rita,
    This looks delicious! I can't wait to try and make some. I love cinnamon and I heard it is good for you! Your blue & whites plates are very pretty too! Nothing like sitting with my husband or a friend sharing good conversation and a tasty treat!
    Blessings My Friend,

    1. Hi Elaine, Yes cinnamon is the "healthy" part of this recipe, so is the sharing. Hope you enjoy it.

  2. Hi Rita May~ThankU so very much for this delicious receipe‼ l made it up in a flash‼ Real Keeper‼ l love all of your other receipes especially your lemon brownies and biscotti. Again-thanking you Rita for sharing all of your great receipes‼ :)) "Have a great day‼"Your fan~Lou-Ellen

  3. Thanks Lou-Ellen for letting me know that you made a few of my recipes and they are 'keepers'. Always happy to hear. XO