Thursday, August 2, 2012

All Things Pretty & Cinnamon Bread: Yes You Can

 Today, I'm joining the All Things Pretty Linky Party and bringing you a cinnamon bread tutorial.

I'm not a cook. Ask my husband; he will corroborate. I'm always uneasy about making things from scratch, and I like my kitchen to look unused. Thus, I leave cooking and baking to professionals. However, I stepped out of my comfort zone and made this cinnamon bread. From scratch. If I can do it, you can do it. Say it with me, "yes I can!"

My boss's assistant gave me this recipe (I swear she's one part angel, one part Betty Crocker). She assured me this cinnamon bread could be made by anyone, including me. She was right. In an effort to make the bread lower calorie, I changed a few of the ingredients. The original recipe is in black; my changes are in pink. Here's what you'll need:

1/3 cup sugar (splenda)
2 tsp cinnamon
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tbsp baking powder (2 tsp cream of tartar, 1 tsp baking soda)
1 cup sugar (splenda)
1 cup milk (vanilla almond milk)
1 egg beaten (egg white)
1/3 oil

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan and set it aside. Combine flour, 1 cup sugar, and baking powder.

Add milk, oil, and egg to the flour mixture.

Stir until just mixed.

Pour 1/2 mixture into loaf pan. Sprinkle cinnamon and 1/3 cup sugar on top.

Pour remaining 1/2 of mixture in loaf pan. (I also sprinkled a little brown sugar on top)

Bake for 40-50 minutes or until done.

Cool in pan for 10-15 minutes before removing from pan and placing on cooling rack.



  1. That looks absolutely delectable!! Showing some <3 from the all things pretty link party. :) XO Lynds @ ItMom

  2. This looks SO good! I love the little layer of cinnamon in the middle!

  3. Ohhh yum!!! I have to try this! THanks for linking up :)

  4. I saw the word cinnamon & it made me happy. Yum-O! Sounds delish. Must make this ASAP! I feel like this would be a great treat for this fall! Thanks for linking up, girl! Make sure to grab our button & add it to your post. :)

  5. Mmm I'll be making this when I get home! Found you through the link-up party!