Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread

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I needed to get my baking fix in for the week.  The house wasn’t smelling like baked goods and I’m soooo not okay with that.  Neither are my children or the hubs.  They think something’s amiss if I’m not baking or cooking up a storm.  In reality, I had just been preoccupied with other things.  But really, what’s more important than food to a foodie? This situation needed to be remedied stat!

I knew just what I was going to bake.  It’s sweet, cinnamon-y, moist, chewy in the right spots and has a few crunchy spots too from the topping and swirled goodness.  It’s even drizzled with a powdered sugar icing *swoon*…my Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread.  Yep.  Time for a little less talk and more action!  Let’s get you started…

Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread


¼ Cup Butter (softened)
1 Cup Sugar
1 Egg
1 tsp. Pure Vanilla
2 Cups Flour
1 tsp. Baking Powder
½ tsp. Baking Soda
½ tsp. Salt
1 Cup Buttermilk
½ Cup Brown Sugar
¼ Cup Sugar
¼ tsp. Ground Nutmeg (freshly grated is best)
1 Tbs. Ground Cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  Grease a bread loaf pan and set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, sugar, egg and vanilla.  Beat until well blended.

3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, and mix together. Add these ingredients alternately with buttermilk to egg mixture above.

4.  In a small bowl, mix together swirl/topping ingredients.

5. Spread 1/3 of bread batter into prepared loaf pan.  Sprinkle with a 1/3 of swirl/topping mixture.  Take a bread knife and lightly drag it through the swirl/topping to create ‘swirling effect’.  Repeat layers twice, ending with swirl/topping sprinkled on top of bread batter.

6. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out almost clean.

7.  Allow to cool in pan for 15 minutes, then remove and place on wire rack to finish cooling.

8.  When thoroughly cooled, drizzle with a powdered sugar glaze or icing. I used the Powdered Sugar Icing from our Cookin’ Up Sweet Treats eBook
that’s available now in the Amazon Kindle Store.  It was just perfect for this bread!

Tip: If you don’t keep buttermilk on hand at home, it’s easy to make your own!  Take one cup of milk and 1 Tbs. of white vinegar and combine.  Allow to sit for 5 minutes.  The vinegar ‘sours’ the milk and voila!  You’ve got homemade buttermilk that works great for baking!

Makes:  Approximately 8 servings

Really want a ‘slice’ of heaven?  Eat the bread fresh out of the oven with a nice schmear of butter.  Ahhhhh, bliss and possibly breakfast perfection!

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  1. Looks nice and easy and I bet it smells heavenly. Pinned.

    • It really is nice and easy! And the smell is just amazing! Thanks for swinging by and pinning :)

  2. I would love a piece of this bread right about now!

    • Me too! Wish I still had some left…I just might have to whip up another loaf in the morning ;)

  3. Looks SO good! I found you on Sweets for a Saturday. :)

    • It is REALLY good :) Thanks for swinging by!

  4. This looks delicious. I am pinning it to my “Recipes to Try” board :)

    • It really is delicious, Alana! Thanks for stopping by and for pinning :)

  5. This looks SO tasty! I’m going to give this a try soon:) Yum.

    • It’s so yummy and very simple to make. Try it soon and come back and let us know how you like it :)

  6. Yum would be an indulgent breakfast! Would love you to link the post up at my new link party – Breakfast Ideas Mondays –

    • Yes, a a yummy and indulgent breakfast for sure :) We’ll watch for the link party on Monday :)

  7. This looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    • It’s delicious :) Thanks for swinging by!

    • Thank you and thanks for swinging by!

  8. Stopping by from Everyday Mom’s Meals. This looks delicious! Would go great with my morning cup of coffee. Hope you stop by and visit!

  9. Congrats on your feature from last week! This looks so good I am craving some! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & see you next Sunday!

    • Thanks again for hosting the great party! We’ll be back often :)

  10. Thanks so much for linking up this delicious recipe @CountryMommaCooks….have a wonderful Sunday:)

    • Thank you for hosting and we’ll be back to link up again :)

  11. OK…so I JUST finished breakfast and suddenly I am hungry again! This looks delicious! Thanks for posting at Scrumptious Sunday, I am loving all your recipes this week!

    • It’s okay to have breakfast and bake up a snack ;) Thanks for stopping by to look at our recipes!

  12. Holy moly! YUM!!!

    • I would have to agree. YUM! :)

  13. YUM!! I’m pinning this to try very soon! It looks sooo tasty!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

    • We are all cinnamon lovers here. I will bake this bread this week. Thanks. Deb

      • Great, Deb! Let us know how the bread turns out :)

    • Thanks for stopping by and thank you for pinning!

  14. YUMMY! When I see “quick” and “bread” in the same sentence I am there. But cinnamon swirl? Oh, yeah. Can’t wait to make it. Love your recipes, they all look amazing:)

    • I agree, Ann! It’s a yummy, quick and easy recipe. Try it out and report back to us :) And then you can check out some other new recipes too! Thanks for stopping by!

  15. Looks delicious! I’m a sucker for cinnamon

    • It is delicious and I love cinnamon stuff with a gooey glaze. My favorite :)

  16. This looks absolutely delish! I love cinnamon!

    • Me too! Give it a try and let us know how it goes :)

  17. Thank you so so so much for linking this up today at Inspire Me Monday @ Singing Three Little Birds! When I saw it I just had to made it and guess what I am enjoying right now! It’s delicious! Thank you for sharing!

    • Ooooh, it makes me so happy when someone tries a recipes and reports back singing praises :) I’m so glad you liked it! Thank you for hosting a fun party and we’ll be back!

  18. I can’t wait to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing this with us at The Sunday Round Up.

    • Great! Please do and report back :) Love to hear from you!

  19. This looks wonderful!

    • Thanks, Rose! Hope you try it out and come back often for more yummy recipes like this one :)

  20. This bread looks good,i am going to make one,thank you for the recipe.

    • Great! And thanks for swinging by! Let us know how it goes :)

  21. Oh I LOVE all things cinnamon!! :) I need to make this. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

    • Yes, please do and let us know how you like it! Thanks for hosting a fun party too :)

  22. Wow…this looks excellent. I will definitely need to try this!

  23. I can only imagine how heavenly your home must have smelt.

    Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays. Be sure to visit my most recent post to learn about my GIVEAWAY.

    - The Tablescaper

  24. Found your post via Petals to PIcots :) I have recently discovered just how much I love baking quick breads! This one is next on my list; thank you for sharing it!!!

  25. mmmm!!! This is making my mouth water! :) I will have to make some of this over the weekend!

    I would love for you to come and link your project up at my party – Well Crafted Wednesdays! You can find it here:

  26. Looks SO yummy! I’ll have to sub plain yogurt for the butter but I’m giving this a try!

    • Also try subbing Unsweetened apple sauce for butter.

  27. I am so pleased to let you know that I will be sharing this recipe as one of my Scrumptious Sunday #8 Features this week! Congrats!

    • That’s wonderful! Thanks so much for stopping by! And we love your party. We’ll be back often :)

  28. Mmm, such a lovely cinnamon bread and with a nice healthy helping of butter too. Heavenly! You made the Top 5 with this one. (Sweet as Sugar Cookies)

    • Thanks so much for featuring us! We like partying with you too and we’ll be back for more :)

  29. What a simple, light and lovely bread. Please share this on my foodie friday linky today.

  30. Hi,

    I followed you over from Chic & Crafty Link Party and this looks super yummy! I can see it on my breakfast table already.

    I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts you would like to, at my Creative Thursday Link Party at (Runs through Monday each week)

    Have a great day,

  31. Okay, YUM! Love this. :)

  32. Yum! Love it, especially slathered in butter! I can almost smell it too:)

  33. I think I can smell the cinnamon-y goodness right from the photos! Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday.

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