It was my turn to bring snack for our E.C.F.E. (early childhood family education) class and this is the one place left on God's green earth that you can still bring a homemade snack. Okay, so I might be exaggerating a bit, but the fact still remains that I decided to make something yummy to bring with! I decided on this bread that sounded like a delicious treat and something that I could pair up with a healthy box of gogurts! It was definitely a tasty bread and I was glad that I made a double batch so that I got to have a taste of my own! My kiddos were asking when I was going to make another batch as soon as we got home... I guess one piece wasn't enough!
Cinnamon Swirl Bread
(recipe found in Taste of Home Healthy Cooking)
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (8 ounces) reduced fat plain yogurt
1/4 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and salt. In a small bowl, whisk the egg, yogurt, oil and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and remaining cinnamon. Spoon a third of the batter into an 8x4" loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Top with a third of the brown sugar mixture. Repeat layers twice. Cut through batter with a knife to swirl the brown sugar mixture. Bake at 350 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.