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Come in and make yourself at home. I'm so happy to be able to share my recipes here with you.

I bake mostly cookies, quick breads, muffins and scones -- sometimes pie, sometimes cake, but nothing too fancy. I prefer simple recipes that call for ingredients that I already have in my kitchen.

These are the recipes I will share with you. They come from family and friends, magazine clippings saved through the years, favorite cookbooks, and other blogs.

I'm so glad you came to visit. Enjoy your stay!

Michael Ann

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Do you like the packaged cinnamon swirl breads? That is a major breakfast weakness of mine. So when I found this recipe for homemade Cinnamon Swirl Bread, I just had to try it.  Let me tell you, homemade beats store-bought any day!

This recipe was shared by a wonderful baker/blogger I can always count on for delicious recipes - Andi, at The Wednesday Baker.  I have featured her recipes here before.   If you haven't gone to visit her yet, you are really missing out on some tasty treats!

Try her Cinnamon Swirl Bread and you'll know what I mean. This bread is so EASY and you don't even need a mixer!

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
2 cups flour
1 TB baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 350-F.  Lightly grease a 9x5 in. loaf pan or spray with PAM cooking spray for baking. 

In a small bowl, mix 1/3 cup sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon.  Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and 1 cup sugar. 

In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, milk and oil.  Add to the dry ingredients and mix with a spoon until just combined.

Pour 1/2 the batter into the loaf pan. Sprinkle 1/2 the cinnamon sugar mixture over the batter. Pour remaining batter over the cinnamon sugar, then sprinkle remaining cinnamon sugar on the top.  Take a knife and put it into the batter, then swirl it around to marble the bread. 

Bake for 45-50 min. or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Let sit for about 10 min. in the pan, then remove to a wire rack to cool.

Happy Baking!


  1. that seems like a recipe i can follow... few ingredients and simple steps - my kind of recipe! it looks lovely!!!! i will try it out. yummy!
    thanks for sharing!!!!

  2. Oh yum! Nothing better than something warm, sweet, and cinnamon-y to go with my coffee! Can't wait to make this; thanks, Michael Ann!

  3. Oh WOW! That looks absolutely mouth watering. NO doubt your boys gobbled that up quickly huh? Thanks -

  4. I like making breads like this one because they're usually so easy to prepare and taste yummy. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Sounds so good and so straight forward. I'm a sucker for anything with cinnamon in it!

  6. Oh girl, you make me happy! glad you liked it. Did you try the snickerdoodle bread yet? If not try that sometime. It's very good also. I feel so guilty haven't posted a new recipe since May 5.....give or take...been busy but I have a couple of new one maybe this weekend. Take care, hope life is going well keep smiling andi thewednesdaybaker

  7. What a gorgeous bread! I could eat it all day long.

  8. --believe it or not; I can smell this bread baking all the way in Minnesota!!! Xxx

  9. That looks fabulous!!! I won't have to buy it at the store anymore. I like to take cinnamon swirl bread and make French toast with it.....MMMMMM!! I think I'm going to make this for our weekend breakfast.

  10. I am going to try making this today, I'll let you know what I think of it!

  11. You've been tagged! http://monicastangledweb.com/2012/05/18/thoughtsy-tagged-me/

  12. I am your newest follower over from It's not just about the recipe, love your baking blog, your cinnamon swirl bread looks delicious! Nettie, Moore or Less Cooking Food Blog

  13. Hi Michael Ann, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  14. Michael Ann, you have the best recipes! Being the lover of anything cinnamon, I have to say this sounds like both an easy and tasty recipe. I will definitely try this one as an alternative to the dry toast we normally eat! :)

  15. I love Cinnamon Swirl bread and this looks delicious and so easy. Thanks for a great post!

  16. As a kid I ate SO MUCH Cinnamon Bread. I think I blew the budget because my mom always bought me a loaf! :) This bread looks delicious and the perfect CB!

  17. Oh gosh, I can tell I'm going to be making this a lot!

  18. Oh my, I love cinnamon! Can't wait to make this. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back Sunday and vote!


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