Sweet & simple- What’s not to love?
Yes, Think Tasty is all about food, but as I reread this recipe and article, I was amazed at all the differences between now and then. First, this article was published originally in the middle of the winter in New Hampshire. I currently reside in Tampa, Florida, where winter is just a little bit different. Second, this article is ten years old, so I had two kids in high school who were home for a weekend breakfast. Both are college graduates, living in different parts of the country. Yikes! However, some things stay the same, such as my love of cinnamon. This week I have two tasty cinnamon recipes to share, one of which is about as simple as can be.
To learn more about this recipe, originally published in February 2013, keep reading.
As I mentioned last Monday, we were delivered two feet of snow that weekend, courtesy of the blizzard. Pre-storm I had made sure that we had plenty of food options that didn’t require cooking. However, we were fortunate and never lost power during the storm. So, with a snowy, windy Saturday morning on my hands, what was there to do besides bake?
We had three teens at our house, one of whom is an almost 17 year old boy with an enormous appetite. To try and please all palates and quench hunger, I decided to make a few different items. For those with a tendency toward sweetness, I made Cinnamon Marbled Quick Bread. For those that prefer savory, I made Apple Cheddar Muffins. For those who like everything, such as the aforementioned boy, servings of both could be had.
We all like cinnamon swirl bread, especially warm and topped with butter. On this day, though, I was craving a bread with the soft and crumbly texture of a quick bread. Not only was it delicious, but it shortened the time required by an hour or two. It probably isn’t quick enough to make on a workday, but on a day off when you have an hour or so, this will make a delicious start to the day.
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1-1/3 cups granulated sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease the bottom and sides of a 9×5 loaf pan.
- In a large bowl, whisk together milk, egg, oil, and vanilla.
- Add 1 cup sugar and stir to combine.
- Add flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring just until moistened.
- In a small bowl, combine remaining 1/3 cup sugar and cinnamon.
- Pour half of the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
- Sprinkle half of sugar-cinnamon mixture on batter.
- Repeat with remaining batter and cinnamon-sugar.
- Swirl a knife through the batter to marble.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the middle comes out clean.*
- Cool for 10 minutes, and transfer to a cooling rack.
- Cool slightly before slicing.
- *If the edges are darkening but the middle is not cooked, cover with foil until baking is done.