Cinnamon Swirl Bread

This is a quick bread that doesn’t require yeast, so prep time is short and you don’t even need a mixer! As the bread bakes it makes its own cinnamon swirl, and your house will smell heavenly. Might as well double the recipe and make two loaves while you’re at it.

Bread Batter
1 egg
1 cup milk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 T. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup sugar

1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 T. butter, melted

1/2 cup powdered sugar
2-3 tsp. cream or milk (more, as needed, for drizzle)

Preheat oven to 350º and spray a 9×5” glass loaf pan. To make the batter, combine the egg, milk, vanilla, and yogurt or sour cream in a large bowl. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar and stir everything with a spoon, just until blended. Pour into the prepared loaf pan. To make the swirl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, and butter. Drop by spoonfuls across the batter and use a knife to swirl it into the bread.

Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the center tests done with a toothpick. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Remove bread from pan and cool completely on the rack. Stir the glaze ingredients together and drizzle over the top of the bread.

Kitchen Hint: To save some calories and sugar, I don’t make the glaze. The bread is so moist and pretty with that cinnamon swirl that nobody misses it. Freezes well.

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