Thursday, September 1

Maple Cinnamon Bun Quick Bread

I'm craving cinnamon like crazy the past couple of days.

Yep it's officially fall... well not really but September 1st marks the beginning to me!

I got on a cinnamon tea kick the other day when reading that it could possibly help naturally induce labor... yeah well that didn't work. But I did discover an easy delicious hot fall drink.

All you do is boil a cup of water with 3 cinnamon sticks. Remove the sticks then add in about a tbs of sugar... and sip.

When reading up on this "Cinnamon Tea Labor Induction" I also stumbled apon allot of facts on the benefits of cinnamon.

Who would have known that cinnamon can.....

~ Help with indigestion
~Mild anti-inflammatory
~Slows the spoiling of food
~Sniffing it can improve brain function
~ Improves type 2 diabetes
~Helps with insulin resistance

I know right? I'm adding cinnamon into my daily diet! For more bennies of adding cinnamon into your diet CLICK

And now for my Cinnamon Bun Quick Bread...

Super moist, with cinnamon/buttery goodness it really does taste like  a cinnamon bun!

Maple Cinnamon Bun Quick Bread
(Inspired by Cooking For Seven)


  • 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup browned butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cold butter cubed
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

  • Directions:

    Preheat oven to 350

    Grease and flour a 9x5 bread pan.

    In a medium mixing bowl combine, flour, baking powder, baking soda, 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon, salt... sift.

    In another medium mixing bowl, whisk maple syrup buttermilk and eggs together. Slowly add in brown butter while whisking.

    Mix dry and wet ingredients together.

    Add in vanilla.

    In a small mixing bowl take cubed cold butter, and the one tbs of cinnamon work with a fork or pastry blender until pieces are pea sized.

    Fold into bread batter.

    Pour into bread pan and bake for 45 minutes or until tooth pick is inserted and come out clean.

    Did you know elephants and tigers like quick breads? Apparently according to Chase they do...

    Alow to cook 15 minutes before icing it.

    Ingredients for icing:
    1/4 cup room temp cream cheese
    1/4 cup confectioners sugar
    1 tbs of half and half

    Whisk together till you get a nice drizzly icing. Drizzle over bread before slicing. OR drizzle over individual slices. What ever your heart disires.

    I'm going to do both....

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    1. A ton of cinnamon and cute swirls on top, too? I am all over this. Bookmarked for future use~definitely!!

    2. I AM SOLD! from the swirls to the actual bread, my mouth is watering!!!

      xoxo <3

    3. thanks ladies. We have a little bit left over this morning for breakfast... can't wait to dive in!

    4. Wow, this looks amazing - esp. to someone who loves cinnamon rolls, but is not great with yeast! I love that you also apparently saved some of the delicious frosting to spread on each slice!

    5. Wow-- the icing on top of this is a beautiful addition! Great idea

    6. Oh, well, since this is practically a health food, I'd better have a slice or three asap! This looks delicious.

    7. I'm am totally a cinnamon girl and this looks fantastic! Even your "cinnamon tea" sounds great.

    8. I love cinnamon in everything and anything, and this sounds wonderful!

    9. This looks delicious, and a great way to fix my cinnamon roll cravings!

    10. Sounds like I need to eat more cinnamon. This would be a great way to do it. Love your design on top.

    11. That looks so good! "I hope to make it this week. Thank you for sharing!

    12. I don't know why I hadn't seen this recipe before, but it looks fantastic! Quick breads were my baking specialty this summer because they didn't require yeast, they were easy to make, and my brother loved having them with breakfast. I might just have to try this out for him!

    13. Britany I was the same way this summer. I made allot of quick breads because yeast scared me! I've recently started to make my own yeast breads not sure why I was so scared off. They are easy peasy!

    14. Please excuse the non-baker silly question here but what is browned butter?

    15. Hi Kristina,
      Not a silly question at all!
      Brown Butter is when you melt you butter over medium/low heat until it turns a light golden brown color and smells nutty. It gives your food a richness and toffee flavor. Gooooood stuff!!

    16. Can you tell me what brown butter, is in this recipe? I live in the Uk, so things are a little different here, I do have the American cups though, but have never heard of brown butter. I love cinnamon and definitely want to try making this.

      1. Hi Pat, Browned butter is a process. You put your butter in a sauce pan over medium/low heat. Melt and cook until it starts to brown and become golden. It should smell kind of toffee like. It adds flavor to many baked goods.

    17. looking at the recipe for the swirls, can you tell me, is confectioners sugar icing sugar and what is half and half? thanks for your patience, but these terms are new to me as I am in the UK and we are slightly different in terms of quantities and some of the terms used lol!

      1. confectioners sugar is icing sugar or also called powdered sugar. Half and half is something we have here in the US. It's basically made of half cream, half milk I believe. If you wanted you could substitute it for any type of cream you have on hand.

    18. I just made this for our breakfast. So delicious! I didn't have cream cheese so I substituted a butter cream frosting & it was wonderful. Just like a loaf of cinnamon rolls!

    19. If I don't have buttermilk on hand and just used a little lemon juice to curdle my regular milk, do you think this would work?