Heaven’s to Betsy! Watch out! I’m in extreme *cinnamon* mode. Hope you’re along for the ride too? 🙂 I’m in love with this Country Cinnamon Swirl Buttermilk Loaf! Shhh! Don’t tell the hubby!
Hands down, this bread is so freaking moist and full of cinnamon sugar swirls of flavor, I’m sorry but I have to brag! You would too, if you made it or make it? Then you’ll see what exactly what I’m bragging about. Whoa.
This is a quick bread, so mix it up and bake away. I couldn’t wait for it to cool completely. Sorry family, but sometimes a woman has to do what a woman has to do and take one for the family, right?
I used Taste of Home’s recipe, but changed it up slightly by adding a little butter extract to give it a buttery flavor to go with the rich cinnamon sugar layers. I also changed up the cinnamon sugar by adding in some brown sugar too, to make it even more caramelized. It’s soooo killer! Wish you were here…
If you’re new to baking bread, I’d like to refer you to “Secret” Baking Confessions for Quick Breads” for special tips for baking quick breads. Many things can go wrong with baking quick breads, even for the best of the bakers out there. So, don’t ever feel alone. 🙂
Just keep on baking and learn! When it comes out right, Rejoice! Brag, Gloat, Shout it from the rooftops!
Now, here’s the recipe for this Country Cinnamon Swirl Buttermilk Loaf! *Enjoy!*
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1 teaspoon butter extract optional, but highly recommended
- 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
- 1-2 tablespoons milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a large bowl, combine the flour, 1 cup sugar, baking soda, and salt.
Combine the buttermilk, eggs, butter extract (optional) and oil and stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Do not overmix
For Cinnamon Sugar Layers: In a small bowl, combine 2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, and 1/4 cup each of brown and granulated sugars.
Spray with non-stick spray a 9X5 loaf pan and pour in half of the batter.
Sprinkle with half cinnamon sugar mix and top with remaining batter.
Sprinkle top of bread loaf with remaining cinnamon sugar and cut through with a knife to swirl.
Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes until done in middle.
Let cool 10 minutes before slicing. Yum! Great warm or room temperature!
Add glaze on either while warm or cooled. I added some while it was warm!