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Jan172012

Quick Cinnamon Bread

Whoa.  Seriously winter?  We mean...seriously?  Not even a little warning?  
    
Sure we know it's technically winter...but...you know...details details.


Whatever, we're annoyed.  We're REALLY VERY VERY cold and QUITE annoyed. 
     
And you wanna know the most annoying part?!  Well, when it's 16 degrees outside and you're waaaaaay to scared to brave the biting winter winds, so you call your local bagel shop for a coffee & bagel delivery stat and they tell you that it's an hour wait because every other person in a 50 block radius is also too scared to face the winter winds.  Wimps.
       
THAT dear readers is the most annoying part.  Harumph.
     
    
So fine.  FINE.  We'll just have to make something delicious for breakfast.  Uhhh, with ingredients we have in the house because there is NO WAY we are leaving the house.
    
Quick cinnamon bread you say?  Well yes that certainly sounds like it would be the perfect thing on a freezing cold morning...toasted, slathered with butter...yup, don't mind if we do.
    
Take THAT winter.  Oooh shoot, coffee....
    
Quick Cinnamon Bread
Makes 1 loaf
Adapted from King Arther Flour

3 cups flour 
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons instant yeast
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup warm milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 egg
Cinnamon & sugar, for topping
 
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, yeast, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder.  In another bowl, whisk together milk, butter, and egg.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring with a large spoon until smooth.  Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let rest at room temperature for 1 hour.


After 45 minutes, preheat the oven to 350 F.  After an hour, place the dough into prepared loaf pan and sprinkle the top with a cinnamon sugar mixture (as much or as little as you like).

Bake for 40-45 minutes, until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean.  Allow bread to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.  Try not to slice the bread before it has cooled (we know, it's hard!). 

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Reader Comments (15)

YES PLEASE! You had me at "quick!"

January 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBlog is the New Black

I think I'd be happy slathering this with cream cheese over a bagel any day!

January 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLauren at Keep It Sweet

Quick breads make the world a warmer and more comforting place, don't you think? I can't wait to try this. Cinnamon and butter make me swoon!

Mmm this sounds lovely!

Oooh, I bet my husband would LOVE this bread! Bookmarking the recipe now and trying when we get back in town next week :)

January 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

Can you tell me what temp the milk should be? Thanks.

January 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLou

think I will try this but add shreadded or chopped apple and some cranberries

January 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJULIE

HA! you showed winter... who does it think it is?!?! ... I curled up with a bowl of soup today because I didn't want to move from the toasty comfort of my home!! This is such a yummy/cozy/ oh so delicious bread :)

January 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLiving The Sweet Life

That's what I call resourcefulness! Making this mouth-watering breakfast with just the available ingredients in your house is impressive. I'll definitely gonna try this recipe!.. :)

January 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClaudia @ DUI Driving

This sounds *way* more comforting than a bagel! Yum!

January 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

I completely agree with you and your valuable thoughts. Please update it regularly for the benefit of the people. Thanks.

February 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAdirondack Camping

Hi, can you tell me what size loaf pan for the quick cinnamon bread?

December 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Hi Amy -

We used a standard 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.

December 11, 2012 | Registered CommenterBlue Eyed Bakers

Hi,

This recipe looks great! Do you think it will still rise properly if I replace about half of the white flour with whole wheat flour? And do you think that almond or soy milk would work?

March 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterYolana

Hi Yolana - Yes we think the bread will be great with whole wheat flour and almond or soy milk - as long as you use fresh yeast the bread should rise!

March 11, 2013 | Registered CommenterBlue Eyed Bakers

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