When I made this cinnamon bread for breakfast last Saturday morning, TheBetterHalf said, “Can you make this every weekend?” That’s how I know I have a good recipe! And as a bonus, it could not be easier to make. It is a hybrid between a yeast bread and a baking powder bread, but there is absolutely no kneading required! Just mix up the ingredients, let it sit for an hour, and then bake it! It is so simple, and so delicious. We are both cinnamon lovers, and this bread is full of warm, sweet cinnamon flavor! It reminds me of coffee cake. The aroma when it is baking is unreal! The bread is great plain, and even better toasted. Don’t let the top part of the bread fall in your toaster though – I may or may not have started a mini fire in our toaster oven… I used cinnamon chips from King Arthur Flour, and have also used Hershey’s cinnamon chips. They can be tricky to find, so I like to order them online. I have made this recipe several times, and will definitely be making it again!
Easy Cinnamon Bread – Recipe from King Arthur Flour
3 cups / 361 grams unbleached all-purpose flour
½ cup / 99 grams sugar
2 teaspoons instant yeast
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup / 227 grams warm milk
¼ cup / 57 grams unsalted butter, melted
1 large egg, at room temperature
1 cup / 170 grams cinnamon chips
Cinnamon-Sugar, for topping
Whisk together the flour, sugar, yeast, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl.
Whisk together the milk, butter, and egg in a separate bowl.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and mix until smooth.
Stir in the cinnamon chips. Cover the batter with plastic wrap and let it rest at room temperature for 1 hour.
45 minutes into the rest, preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 8 ½ by 4 ½ inch loaf pan (grease it well, this bread tends to stick!).
Spread the batter into the loaf pan. Sprinkle the top win cinnamon-sugar.
Bake for 35 – 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the bread rest in the pan for 5 minutes and then turn it out onto a cooling rack to cool completely. Do not slice until it is cool or else it will fall apart!