Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Cinnamon Coffee Cake Bread


I love cinnamon, the warmth and flavor it gives food I can't get enough of it. This has been a life long love affair, cinnamon toast, cinnamon toast cereal from my youth were my favorite breakfasts. I think I drove my mother crazy with the amount of cinnamon sugar I would go through making toast. I think I ate it almost every day so we went through alot. It was a staple by the toaster there was always a small bowl of it ready to use. This was before shakers were really prevalent, we did later get a shaker and it made it much easier to apply to the toast. Because of this I have a hard time understanding why people buy pre made cinnamon sugar mixes. This is just one of the many convenience items we have now in our society that I really don't understand. Back to the recipe, when ever I see a cinnamon recipe I always bookmark it to make because no matter what it is I know I will like it. So when I saw this recipe I knew I had to make it and wasted no time in making it. I have been craving sweets ever since I got back from vacation. Because everyone knows that diets go out the window on vacation so my definitely did go out the window. So this is my first post after vacation and it really hit the spot, the cinnamon filling mixture was fantastic. For being a quick bread it is a little more involved but it once it is done it looks more complicated than it really is.

Cinnamon Coffee Cake Bread

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter at room temperature
1 cup white sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup brown sugar
2 heaping tablespoons ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x5 inch loaf pan with non stick spray. Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl and set aside. Mix the buttermilk and vanilla in a measuring cup and set aside. Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl and set aside. In a bowl cream the butter and white sugar together and then add in the eggs one at a time. Add 1/3 of the flour mixture and mix to combine, then add 1/2 of the buttermilk mixture. Repeat this and end with the flour. Pour 1/3 of the batter into the prepared pan and top with 1/3 of the cinnamon mixture, repeat so that the final layer of cinnamon mixture is the topping on the bread. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

15 comments:

  1. even as i was reading your post, i was thinking about the silly folks who buy pre-blended cinnamon sugar. i would never pay money for that, but i'd pay great sums for even a small bottle of cinnamon. i can't get enough of it! this recipe is definitely a keeper, and here's hoping the world never runs out of cinnamon. :)

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  2. Katie, I would never buy pre-made cinnamon sugar, either. I like making it from scratch - so easy! - and I pump up the cinnamon amount. :)

    Your loaf looks delicious, I know I'd be having more than 1 slice. ;)

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  3. Your cinnamon bread looks amazing! The cinnamon layers melted nicely.

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  4. Grace - I know it really boggles my mind why people do that. Its not hard, its not even cooking. Let's hope we never run out.
    Patricia - I always add more cinnamon to mine. Those premixed ones look very light on the cinnamon.
    Kevin - it came out fantastically, thanks for the recipe.

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  5. Your coffee cake loaf looks moist and fragrant, must have been delish!

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  6. A cake for cinnamon-lover like me!

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  7. The loaf has such a beautiful color. Very nice!

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  8. I just made this, and it was OUTSTANDING. Thanks for the recipe!

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  9. Natashya - it is very moist and very delish.
    Zorra - I love cinnamon too.
    Susan - Thanks!
    Erika - Thanks!

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  10. This sounds really good, but I was wondering, with 2 cups of sugar, it must be extremely sweet. I wonder if one could cut the white and brown sugars down to half a cup each and still get a tasty (and less sweet) product...

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  11. Lyra - You could probably reduce the brown sugar but it would reduce the topping and cinnamon center. But the bread it self is not that sweet with out the cinnamon layer. So I don't think I would reduce the white sugar that is in the bread.

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  12. I made this and it turned out really well. Thanks!

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  13. I just made this. Its absolutely delicious. My family polished off half of it within 10 mins. I added sliced apples to the batter and they are a beautiful complement to the cinnamon

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  14. this is a wonderful recipe. I, too, love cinnamon but found the topping with 2 rounded TBS of cinnamon to be a bit too much cinnamon for me. However, the recipe is a keeper and I WILL make it again! I will try it next time with a crumble topping by adding flour and butter to the brown sugar and cinnamon. Thanks for a wonderful recipe to keep handy!

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  15. I used coconut sugar, coconut oil and whole grain flour...YUM!

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