Cinnamon Bun Bread

Cinnamon Bun Bread

Everyone loves cinnamon rolls.  Why don’t you try this Cinnamon Bun Bread Recipe?  Then let me know how you liked it.

Cinnamon Bun Bread

Cinnamon Bun Bread

Filling:  ¼ cup sugar, 1/3 cup chopped toasted walnuts*, 1 ½ tsp. cinnamon


1 ¾ cups flour (all-purpose)

1 ½ tsp.  baking powder

¼ tsp. baking soda

¼ tsp. salt

1 cup sugar

¼ cup unsalted butter, softened

1 egg

1 ¼ tsp. vanilla

¾ cup whole milk

Icing: 1 cup powdered sugar, ¼ tsp. vanilla, 1 to 2 Tbsp. whole milk & 3 Tbsp. chopped toasted walnuts*

Heat oven to 350F. Spray 8 x 4 inch loaf pan with cooking spray.  Combine all filling ingredients in small bowl.  Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl.

Beat 1 cup sugar and butter in large bowl until light and fluffy.  Beat in egg and 1 ¼ tsp. vanilla until smooth and well-blended.  At low speed, beat in flour mixture in 3 parts alternately with ¾ cup milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.

Spread one-third of batter in pan; sprinkle with half of the filling.  Top with half of the remaining batter, spreading gently.  Sprinkle with remaining filling.  Spread with remaining batter.  Gently run thin knife through batter to swirl.  Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until golden brown and skewer inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes.  Remove from pan; cool completely.

Whisk powdered sugar, ¼ tsp. vanilla and 1 Tbsp. of milk in small bowl, adding additional milk for desired consistency.  Drizzle on top of bread and letting drip down sides.  Sprinkle with remaining 3 Tbsp. of walnuts.  TIP:  to toast walnuts, place on baking sheet; bake at 350F. for 6 – 8 minutes.  Cool.

(Recipe from Cooking Club magazine, January 2011 issue)

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