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. It’s over 90 degrees and humid at the current moment, so we have that huge difference. Second, this article is five and a half years old, so I had two kids in high school who were home for a weekend breakfast. Yesterday my younger one drove herself to school for her junior year of collage and my older is a college graduate. Yikes! However, some things stay the same, such as my love of cinnamon. This week I have two tasty cinnamon baked good to share, both of which make wonderful breakfasts. Be sure to come back on Thursday to see my latest cinnamon creation.
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 tsp. vanilla
- 1-1/3 cup sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350. Grease 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 1/3 cup sugar and cinnamon.
- Pour half of batter into 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 remove from pan. Cool slightly before slicing.