Cinnamon Swirl Bread
This is a quick bread that doesn’t require yeast, so prep time is short and you don’t even need a mixer! As the bread bakes it makes its own cinnamon swirl, and your house will smell heavenly. Might as well double the recipe and make two loaves while you’re at it.
1 cup milk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 T. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 T. butter, melted
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2-3 tsp. cream or milk (more, as needed, for drizzle)
Preheat oven to 350º and spray a 9×5” glass loaf pan. To make the batter, combine the egg, milk, vanilla, and yogurt or sour cream in a large bowl. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar and stir everything with a spoon, just until blended. Pour into the prepared loaf pan. To make the swirl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, and butter. Drop by spoonfuls across the batter and use a knife to swirl it into the bread.
Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the center tests done with a toothpick. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Remove bread from pan and cool completely on the rack. Stir the glaze ingredients together and drizzle over the top of the bread.
Kitchen Hint: To save some calories and sugar, I don’t make the glaze. The bread is so moist and pretty with that cinnamon swirl that nobody misses it. Freezes well.