I’m all about quick breads.
Especially during these painful days of Lent. My parents always give up treats for Lent, which I used to always do too, but now that I have completely given up meat, treats are fair game. However, baking a full batch of brownies, cupcakes, or cookies is basically asking for a heart attack since I am the only one available to consume said brownies, cupcakes, and cookies.
Enough about me. Quick breads are great and super easy to whip up. Having a loaf of banana bread, pumpkin bread, or this fabulous coffee cake bread, are all awesome to have on your counter ready to take a slice out of for a quick snack or easy breakfast on the go. My dad is a huge coffee cake fan, so I knew this would be a big hit with him. I had a hard time keeping him from devouring it before I got pictures.
Even though the swirls may seem like they’d be an extra step, everything is super easy where you just layer and layer the batter and cinnamon-sugar mixture. Enjoy and happy Friday everyone!
Cinnamon Coffee Cake Quick Bread
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
a little less than 1 cup of skim milk mixed with 1 Tablespoon white vinegar (or 1 cup buttermilk)
1 cup brown sugar
2 heaping tablespoons ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray. I used a silicone loaf pan, but I still sprayed mine just in case.
- Whisk the flours, baking soda, and baking powder together in a bowl and set aside. Mix the milk-white vinegar mixture and vanilla in a small bowl and set aside. Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl and set aside.
- Using the mixer, cream the butter and white sugar together. Mix in the eggs. Add 1/3 of the flour mixture and mix to combine, then add 1/2 of the milk mixture. Repeat this and end with the flour. Pour 1/3 of the batter into the prepared pan and top with 1/3 of the cinnamon mixture, repeat so that the final layer of cinnamon mixture is the topping on the bread. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Random Fact of the Day: Cow is a Japanese brand of shaving foam.