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Cinnamon Swirl Tea Bread

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This is an easy quick bread, made with ingredients you most likely always have in your pantry. Include this delightful sweet in your afternoon tea, or enjoy for breakfast or snack time.













Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Low Sodium


79 ml sugar
white granulated or light brown
10 ml cinnamon
2.5 ml nutmeg
ground (optional)
473 ml unbleached all-purpose flour
or regular all-purpose
15 ml baking powder
2.5 ml salt
237 ml sugar
white granulated
1 large eggs
237 ml milk, 2%
or whole
79 ml vegetable oil
or canola oil
5 ml vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350℉ (180℃). Lightly grease and flour 9" x 5" loaf pan.

In a small bowl, combine well the ⅓ cup sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg (if using); set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and 1 cup white sugar.

In another bowl, combine the egg, milk, oil and vanilla extract. Add this to the flour mixture. Stir until just moistened.

Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with half of the reserved cinnamon/sugar/nutmeg mixture. Repeat with remaining batter and cinnamon/sugar/nutmeg mixture. Using a sharp knife, swirl through the batter to marbelize.

Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, until a toothpick tests clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minute. Run thin knife around edges of pan and remove loaf to a wire rack to cool completely.

Once the bread is completely cooled, wrap it in foil and let sit overnight, or at least 4 hours before slicing and serving. (This step is essential. If the bread is sliced immediately after cooling or while it is still warm, it may be dry.)


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Toronto , Ontario, Canada
 about 8 years ago

Love cinnamon swirl bread, it's delicious with some coffee or tea. This recipe sounds very simple but delicious, love the idea of using 2% milk and vegetable oil, which makes the bread lower in saturated fat. I will probably use half whole wheat flour and half all-purpose flour to make it even healthier :)

Really love the presentation, a few slices of the yummy bread with small purple flowers, green mint leaves, and a scoop of ice cream all look perfect on the plate. Very appetizing!

Actually, the container in the photo is filled with whipped butter to spread lightly over the tops of the slices (although it doesn't really need to be moistened because if you follow the instructions to wrap the bread and rest it, it will be perfectly moist, not needing any embellishment whatsoever).

lynn in ma
Leicester, MA, United States
 about 8 years ago
Toronto , Ontario, Canada
 about 8 years ago

I see, hehe. I thought it was a scoop of ice cream, that would be a delicious addition too :-)

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 55g (1.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 22327% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 105mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Sugars g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 3% Iron 7%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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