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Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread by 2sistersrecipes.com

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Start your morning off with this easy-to-make Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread, featuring a delicious cinnamon-sugar swirl inside and on top, along with a sweet vanilla glaze. YUM! This breakfast bread offers a moist, cake-like texture that is perfect to serve with your favorite cup of coffee or tea.

Plus, this recipe requires no special appliances, only a good whisk and a few staple ingredients you have on hand.

Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread is so easy to make, you’ll wonder why you haven’t made it sooner.

It’s so good! Your family will enjoy a slice every morning for the rest of the week (if it lasts that long!).

We enjoy serving it on weekends with our favorite pumpkin spice lattes and our easy low-fat Caffe Lattes it’s the best!

Besides its cake-like texture, the flavor of cinnamon really pops in this quick bread, just like the popular easy cinnamon rolls we enjoy baking from time to time.

Quick bread is sliced on a sheet of wax paper. by 2sistersrecipes.com

What is a Quick Bread?

  • Basically, it is a bread recipe made without using any yeast. These bread recipes rely upon leavening agents like baking powder and baking soda to make them rise.
  • Plus, there’s no need to knead or work the dough before baking either, making it practically effortless. The batter goes from the bowl into the loaf pan then into the oven to bake.
  • Like most quick bread recipes, they usually need additional baking time, about 1 hour or so.
  • Also, the texture of quick bread is different. It has a cake-like texture, similar to muffins, scones, cornbread, and even biscuits, just to name a few.

Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread by 2sistersrecipes.com

Some of our favorite Quick Bread Recipes include:

Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread by 2sistersrecipes.com

Ingredients You Will Need For Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread… (*full recipe card below).

For this easy Quick Bread recipe you will need:

  • kosher salt
  • fat-free milk or non-dairy milk
  • one egg

Cinnamon Swirl Sugar:

1 Tbsp. cinnamon

1/2 cup granulated sugar or light brown sugar

Vanilla Glaze:

  • milk or non-dairy milk

How to Make Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread… (*full recipe card below)

For this recipe, you will need one large bowl to mix the ingredients, and two small bowls, one for the cinnamon-sugar mixture and the other for the glaze.

  1. First, preheat oven 350 degrees F (180C). Grease and flour one 8.5 x 5 (or a 9 x 5) loaf pan and set aside. Or you can cut two pieces of parchment paper and place them inside the loaf pan.

2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients.

3. Then make a well in the center, add the liquid ingredients. Whisk until the mixture is well combined and no visible lumps. No need to over stir. Pour only half the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Set it aside.

A large mixing bowl with the batter. by 2sistersrecipes.com

4. In a small mixing bowl, stir together sugar and cinnamon. Scatter on top with half (about 4 tablespoons) of the cinnamon-sugar mixture.

5. Next, add the remaining batter over the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Top with the remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture.

6. Take a knife, insert it into the mixture, and slowly swirl from one end of the loaf pan to the other end and back again, creating an “S” while swirling the knife. Do this a few times.

4 Photos of swirling the knife in loaf pan. by 2sistersrecipes.com

7. Transfer the quick bread onto the middle rack in your oven. BAKE for 50 to 60 minutes, or until the toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 10 to 15 minutes.

Then Make the Glaze: Stir the ingredients with a fork, and drizzle the glaze on top. Allow the bread to cool completely before slicing or it will fall apart.

Baking Notes and Tips for Success…

  • As soon as the scent of cinnamon permeates throughout the kitchen, that is a good indication that the bread is almost fully baked. So keep an eye on it because all ovens are different and baking times can also vary.
  • It’s best to check if the bread is done with a toothpick inserted in the bread and comes out clean.
  • Keep in mind, you will have to wait until the bread is completely cooled before slicing it. If you slice into the bread while it is still warm, it will fall apart.
  • If you plan to freeze the bread, it’s best Not To Glaze it. Glaze the bread only if you’re planning to serve it.

Can we add raisins?

Yes, you can. You can fold in the raisins before you divide the batter in half and about 1/4 cup, will be fine. Also, cranberries would be delicious too.

Can we add in nuts?

You may add in chopped walnuts or pecans with this recipe, about 1/4 cup.

How many servings does it yield?

All quick loaves of bread usually yield about 10 to 12 servings, depending on how thick or thin you slice the bread.

Storing and Freezing Quick Bread…

  1. Storing Quick Bread: We prefer to keep this cinnamon swirl quick bread on the counter, on a plate and covered with clear wrap. Because it is so good, it will stay fresh for up to 3 days at room temperature (if it lasts that long!).

2. Freezing: It’s best to allow the bread to cool completely before freezing. Also, it’s a good idea to not glaze the bread if you are planning to freeze it because the glaze will end up falling off the bread when it’s thawed.

3. How to Wrap the Bread? First, wrap the bread with clear wrap, and then wrap with foil. This will seal it tight and will avoid any freezer burns while freezing. Then transfer the bread into your freezer. Cinnamon swirl quick bread will freeze well for up to 2 months.

Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread by 2sistersrecipes.com

Additional Quick Bread Recipes…

Yield: 10 to 12 servings

Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread by 2sistersrecipes.com

Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread is a breakfast bread with a delicious cinnamon-sugar swirl inside and on top. Best of all, this recipe requires no special appliances, only a good whisk and a few staple ingredients you have on hand. Perfect for breakfast, brunch buffet, or dessert.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups ( 240g) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar (or light brown sugar)
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cup (240g) fat-free milk (or non-dairy milk)
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/4 cup (54g) canola oil

Cinnamon-Sugar Mixture:

  • 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (100g) sugar

Vanilla Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup (50g) + 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. milk (or non-dairy milk)

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven 350 degrees F (180C). Grease and flour one 8.5 x 5 (or a 9 x 5) loaf pan and set aside. Or you can cut two pieces of parchment paper and place them inside the loaf pan.

    2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients.

    3. Make a well in the center, and add the egg, milk, and oil. Whisk until the mixture is well combined and no visible lumps. No need to over stir. Pour only half the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Set it aside.

    4. In a small mixing bowl, stir together sugar and cinnamon. Scatter on top with half (about 4 tablespoons) of the cinnamon-sugar mixture.

    5. Next, add the remaining batter over the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Top with the remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture.

    6. Take a knife and insert it into the mixture and slowly swirl from one end of the loaf pan to the other end and back again, creating an "S" while you swirl the knife. Do this a few times.

    7. Transfer the cinnamon swirl quick bread onto the middle rack in your oven.

    8. BAKE for 50 to 60 minutes, or until the toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Then remove from pan and allow the bread to cool completely before drizzling the glaze on top.

    MAKE THE GLAZE:

    1. In a small bowl, stir with a fork to combine powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk. The mixture should be very thick.

    2. When the bread is completely cooled, drizzle the glaze on top, diagonally across the top. Drizzle as much or as little as you like.

    Yields: 10 to 12 servings

Notes

  • When the delicious aroma of cinnamon starts to fill your kitchen, that is an indication the bread is nearly done. So keep an eye on the bread and check to see if it is ready with a toothpick.
  • Also, remember to wait until the bread is completely cooled before slicing it. If you slice into the bread while it is still warm, it will fall apart.
  • Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    12 servings

    Serving Size:

    1 slice

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 225Total Fat: 5.1gCarbohydrates: 43.2gFiber: .9gSugar: 26.1gProtein: 3.3g

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    Nutrition Facts: Serving size: 1 serving Total Servings: 12, Amount per serving Calories: 225, Total Fat 5.1g, Saturated Fat 0.5g, Cholesterol 14mg, Sodium 115mg, Total Carbohydrate 43.2g, Dietary Fiber 0.9g, Total Sugars 26.1g Protein 3.3g Vitamin D 1mcg, Calcium 108mg, Iron 1mg, Potassium 230mg.

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    xo Anna and Liz

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    8 Comments

  • Reply
    Susan S
    November 30, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    This looks sooooo good and a must try!

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      November 30, 2021 at 3:07 pm

      This recipe is a keeper. The best part…surprisingly how easy and quick it was to whip up and bake – perfect for any morning! ENJOY! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    sherry
    November 24, 2021 at 3:36 am

    how delicious does this look? i love cinnamon!

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      November 26, 2021 at 1:29 pm

      Thanks so much, Sherry! We love cinnamon as well, and especially in this bread! Have a great weekend! ENJOY! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Liz Cooper
    November 14, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    So excited to make these on thanksgiving! Thanks!!

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      November 15, 2021 at 8:25 am

      Thanks so much, Liz! Welcome to our blog, it’s so nice to meet you! Your family will love this bread…enjoy!!

  • Reply
    Sam Aurix
    November 14, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    This was delicious! Made it for my kids for a Saturday morning breakfast!

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      November 15, 2021 at 8:28 am

      Thanks so much! So glad you enjoyed our recipe Sam, and welcome to our blog, it is so nice to meet you! Hope you’ll try some of our other recipes soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

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