Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Day 4: Cinnamon Bread

A few weeks ago I picked up a little magazine from the grocery aisle that sparked my interest.  The title is Fall Freezer Meals, put out by Taste of Home magazine.  We had been discussing whether or not to purchase a freezer and it was fall, so the title had me.  We still haven't decided on a freezer, but I decided to go ahead and make some of these menus anyway.  Most of the recipes in this booklet make enough to eat one dish and freeze the other.  The same is true for this bread recipe.

I usually think of pumpkin bread when I think of fall, but my husband doesn't really care for that, so I was glad to find this recipe.  There is no butter, which is another bonus in my opinion, and no yeast!  So, fear not in attempting this bread.

For those who may be wondering, if you bake this your house will smell a bit like fall.

Cinnamon Bread
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4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar, divided
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
2 cups buttermilk (If you don't have buttermilk, make it by pouring 1 tablespoon vinegar into a 1 cup measuring cup and fill the remainder with milk to equal 1 cup)
1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon

In a large bowl, combine the flour, 1 1/2 cups sugar, baking soda and salt.  Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the eggs, milk and oil.  Combine just until moistened.  If using raisins, fold in at this point.  Combine cinnamon and remaining 1/2 cup sugar; set aside.

Spoon half of the batter into two greased 8x4-inch loaf pans.  Sprinkle with half of the reserved cinnamon-sugar; repeat layers.  Cut through batter with a knife to swirl.

Bake at 350F for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool on a wire rack.

Wrap in foil and freeze for up to 3 months.  To use frozen bread, thaw at room temperature before serving.

source: Taste of Home


  1. This is fabulous! I'm definitely making this and I need that magazine now. :) We bought a small deep freezer from Lowe's a few years ago and now I seriously can't imagine life without it. It has more than paid for itself with the amount of summer produce, freezer jams, and on-sale items (that I can stock up on) that I am able to fit in there. I definitely don't think you will regret the purchase!

  2. Yes, I want to find that magazine! You should post a link to it if you can find one! We just bought a freezer this summer and I LOVE having it! While it was quite an expense, it's helping us save so much money already since we gardened this summer, and we have deer season starting soon! Plus, I'm trying to get as many meals made before the baby's born!

  3. I bet this smelled so good while it was baking! I like that there's no yeast!

  4. This looks fantastic! I can almost smell it from here :)

  5. So excited to try this! LOVE that there is no butter or yeast!

    Tiffany {Living Savvy}

  6. Here is a link to purchase this booklet. It's only on display in stores until Oct 11.


  7. I just pinned this b/c this looks amazing! I love cinnamon...and I think even a rookie like me could make this. YUM!

  8. Just made this! Charis and I think it's a winner! Thank you for sharing it!


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