Years ago when I was traveling with family, I had my first sampling of Amish Cinnamon Bread. To say it was amazing would be an understatement. It was a small bakery in Wisconsin that offered this scrumptious bread and I was hooked from the very first bite. At the time I wasn’t a food blogger, so I didn’t give it a second thought to how it was actually made.
Apparently, when the Amish make bread, it’s a looooonnng process. We are talking days to make. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have that kind of time on my hands. Not for bread at least!
This recipe takes like 20 minutes to prepare and then you can get other things done around the house while it bakes for 45 minutes. This sounded much better than waiting days for bread yeast to rise.
I’m happy to say that this bread is amazing! You can make it in a loaf (the recipe actually makes 2 loaves!) or muffins – whichever way you’d like. Either way, you won’t be disappointed. I promise.
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 cups buttermilk OR 2 cups milk plus 2 tablespoons vinegar or lemon juice
4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2/3 cups sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Cream together butter, 2 cups of sugar and 2 eggs in a stand mixer. Add milk, flour and baking soda. Blend until completely combined.
3. Put 1/2 of the batter into two greased loaf pans. (Basically pour 1/4 of the total batter into each pan.)
4. Mix in a small bowl the 2/3 cup of sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle 3/4 of cinnamon mixture on the top of the batter in each pan.
5. Pour (or scoop!) remaining batter to pans. Sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon mixture. Swirl with knife.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes and toothpick comes out clean. Cool slightly before removing from pan.
7. Enjoy. You’ve just made one of the easiest Amish breads you’ll ever make.
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