• Rabab Awada

Cinnamon Swirl Loaf


Quick Bread

  • 2 cups all purpose flour

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup buttermilk or 1 cup milk + 1 teaspoon vinegar or lemon juice. let sit for 5 minutes before using

  • 1 egg

  • 1/4 cup canola oil

  • 2 teaspoon of butter

  • 1 tsp of vanilla

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Swirl

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Vanilla Glaze

  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar

  • 1-2 tablespoons milk

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • For Cinnamon Sugar Layers: In a small bowl, combine 2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and 1/4 cup granulated sugar and set aside.

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, 1 cup sugar, baking soda, and salt together, set aside.

  • In a medium bowl, combine the buttermilk, egg, butter and oil, then add in the dry ingredients just until moistened. Do not overmix.

  • Spray with non-stick spray a 9X5 loaf pan and pour in half of the batter.

  • Sprinkle with 2/3rds of the cinnamon sugar mix and then top with remaining batter.

  • Sprinkle top of bread loaf with remaining cinnamon sugar and cut through batter with a knife to swirl the cinnamon around.

  • Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes until done in middle using a tester or feel the top with your finger tip to make sure it's firm and baked through.

  • Let cool 10 minutes before slicing. Yum! Great warm or room temperature!

  • Add glaze on either while warm or cooled if you want the cinnamon roll effect. To make glaze, add ingredients together and whisk to get the consistency you want. Add extra powdered sugar or milk accordingly and drizzle on top of your loaf. Let set. And serve !