My baking experiment #34 – cinnamon swirl bread

I had a craving for cinnamon rolls but was too lazy to mess with yeast & dough. So i decided to bake up a loaf of cinnamon-swirl bread:

3/4 cup white sugar, divided
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
2. In a small bowl, mix together 1/4 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon; set aside.
3. In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and remaining 1/2 cup sugar.
4. Combine egg, milk, and oil; add to flour mixture. Stir until just moistened.
5. Pour half of the batter into pan. Sprinkle with half the cinnamon/sugar mixture.
6. Repeat with remaining batter and cinnamon/sugar mixture. Draw a knife through batter to marble.
7. Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean.
8. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
As the bread was baking, the amazing cinnamon smell wafting out of the oven fills my entire apartment. The bread turned out super moist & tender on the inside, with a crunchy cinnamon crust. Every bite is filled with wonderful cinnamon flavor. This recipe is definitely a keeper!
the ingredients
the ingredients
combining ingredients
combining ingredients
the completed batter
the completed batter
before baking
before baking
after baking
after baking
cinnamon loaf
cinnamon loaf
moist inside, crunchy outside
moist inside, crunchy outside
let's enjoy a slice!
let’s enjoy a slice!

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