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Cinnamon Swirl Breakfast Bread Recipe

Cinnamon Swirl Breakfast Bread Recipe

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"Cinnamon. It should be on tables in restaurants along with salt and pepper. Anytime someone says 'Ooh, this is so good - what's in this?' the answer invariably comes back, 'cinnamon.'" -Jerry Seinfeld


1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp kosher salt

Cinnamon Swirl

1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp melted butter


1) Preheat oven to 325°F. Coat a 9x5-inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.

2) For the batter, in an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar on medium speed until well blended. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla and sour cream and mix on low speed for 30 seconds. Using a wooden spoon, stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt just until moistened and the flour has disappeared.

3) For the cinnamon swirl, in a small bowl, stir together sugar and cinnamon.

4) Spoon half of the batter into the prepared loaf pan and sprinkle with half of the cinnamon sugar mixture. Pour remaining batter over the top. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon sugar and drizzle with melted butter.

5) Place the loaf pan on a rimmed baking sheet to catch any drippings. Bake for 55 minutes. Let cool in the pan 10 minutes before removing. Serve warm.

Serves 12

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