Soft, sweet Cinnamon Bread is a tasty treat for breakfast or as a snack. And since this effortless recipe yields multiple loaves, it’s also perfect for holiday (or anytime) gift giving!
‘Tis the season for homemade food gifts, and today I’ve got another good one for ya! Cinnamon Bread is an easy-to-make quick bread swirled with cinnamon-sugar and topped with even more. It’s tender yet moist, sweet yet delicately spiced. A thick slab of it is delicious with coffee, tea, or hot cocoa as a morning breakfast treat, but it also makes a special afternoon snack.
But what I particularly love about this recipe is that it’s sized for sharing! Why make one loaf of Cinnamon Bread when you can exert the same amount of effort and make more than one…some to keep, and some to give away? This recipe will yield two large loaves, three medium loaves (think standard-sized disposable bread pans), or five to six mini loaves. The key, of course, is to watch the baking time closely the first time you make this recipe and pull your bread out of the oven when a toothpick tests just done.
My 2-year-old is all about cinnamon lately, fondly requesting “sim-sim” on her apple slices each day, so she’s been particularly enamored with this batch of Cinnamon Bread. But the truth is, so has everybody else! The center of the bread is tender while the exterior has a slight crunch from the cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top and used to coat the pans. There’s really nothing fancy about it, but simplicity is why this bread is so good!
I think a loaf of freshly baked quick bread makes a welcome gift just about any time of year. In the spring, citrus cravings call for Orange Pound Cake Mini Loaves. Summer is all about Chocolate Zucchini Bread. During the fall, I bake more loaves of my very favorite Pumpkin Bread than I can count. But in winter? This Cinnamon Bread has always been my go-to recipe for the holiday season. It’s easy to make and absolutely scrumptious, like a pan of cinnamon rolls but in quick bread form!
Whether you’re wanting to treat your friends, neighbors, teachers, or mailman to a homemade food gift this holiday season, this Cinnamon Bread is sure to be well-received. And if you decide to dress it up for gift giving? Well, I’ve even got some cute, free printable gift tags for you to download and print (be sure to scroll down for both Christmas and holiday versions)!
So do you like to bake for friends and family around the holidays? What are your go-to recipes for giving homemade food gifts? I’m pretty sure that if you give this Cinnamon Bread a try, it has a good chance of ending up on your permanent baking roster. Because sim-sim? Well, who doesn’t love that? 😉 Enjoy, friends!
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These gift tags print four to a page. Print on cardstock for heavier tags, cut out, and punch a hole at the top. Please be patient if these take a moment to load. For personal use only, please. Enjoy!
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