I love making these quick breads as they are delicious with coffee or tea and a perfect addition to a breakfast/brunch spread. No mixer is required and the bread can be made quickly without creating a mess of the entire kitchen.  There will be no complaints as the bread bakes in the oven and that cinnamon aroma fills your kitchen!

yield : 1 9×15 inch loaf


for the bread:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour ( I love Bob’s Red Mill Pastry flour)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup canola oil

for the cinnamon sugar swirl:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

for the streusel:

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons butter softened

for the cinnamon glaze:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon milk


Preheat oven to 350° F. In a small bowl, whisk together the cinnamon and sugar for the swirl. Spray or grease a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with cooking spray or butter. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk together the milk, vanilla, egg and oil in a separate measuring cup. Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture and stir, just until combined (batter may appear slightly lumpy).

Pour half the batter into the loaf pan. Sprinkle half the cinnamon-sugar mixture over the batter. Top with the remaining batter, followed by the rest of the cinnamon sugar mixture. Gently swirl the bread with a knife, making several swirling motions deep into the batter to distribute cinnamon sugar as best you can. Blend the sugar, cinnamon and butter for the streusel in between your fingers until it resembles crumbs. Distribute evenly over the top of bread. Place loaf in oven and bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in the pan and then invert bred to cool completely on a wire rack.

Once cooled, whisk together all the ingredients for the glaze and drizzle over the top of the bread allowing it to drip along the sides. Slice and enjoy!