Don’t you just love Pinterest? Wow, it sure has been a lifesaver today! Have you ever had one of those days where you are just tired of baking? It doesn’t happen to me very often. I love to cook and bake, but I spent almost all day in the kitchen yesterday baking and frosting cakes for a progressive dinner tomorrow night. Today a friend came over and we decorated them–that took several hours. I can’t wait to show you the new pictures for my Carrot Cake, Italian Cream Cake, and Red Velvet Cake. Hopefully, I’ll have them posted up in the next couple of days. We had a lot of fun and the cakes are beautiful. Yay!
Anyway, after spending the better part of two days in the kitchen, I really wasn’t too keen on the idea of making something else, but I had promised to bring something to Sunday school for breakfast tomorrow. I was trying to figure out what to make and thought I had decided to make a chocolate zucchini bread–but I felt too lazy to pull out the food processor and shred the zucchini! So back to the drawing board.
I started going through my recipes and came across one for Snickerdoodle Bread I had saved from last January when my daughter-in-law got me hooked on Pinterest. It had one of those pictures that you drool over. I’ve been wanting to make it ever since. Well, I looked at the recipe, realized I had all the ingredients, and that it was super EASY, and decided to go for it. Thankfully, I keep a well stocked pantry with lots of different kinds of chips and nuts and other assorted things. This recipe calls for cinnamon chips–the only thing that you probably normally wouldn’t have on hand, but fortunately for me I keep on hand regularly.
My source for this recipe was Lil’ Luna and her source for this recipe was Barbara Bakes who actually created the recipe. I actually went back to Barbara’s original recipe and revised the amounts changed by Lil’ Luna and followed it more closely with a few tweaks. Thank you, ladies, for sharing such a wonderful recipe. Can you imagine what my house has been smelling like for the past couple of hours with cinnamon wafting through all the rooms? Oh, my!
Snickerdoodle Bread is wonderful!
Then I saw this recipe! Yummy!
Here’s what this delicious bread looks like when it’s cut down and ready to serve.
Here’s a close up look at the Snickerdoodle Bread.
Here’s another close up.
This is a picture of the loaf when I was cutting it down. Each loaf cuts down into about 6 pieces.
Here’s what I did.
I mixed the sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, salt, baking powder and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl.
I added the sour cream and when I realized I didn’t have quite enough I added some vanilla flavored Greek yogurt. (The picture only shows the sour cream in the batter).
This is what the batter looked like after adding sour cream and Greek yogurt. I think you could add one or the other and the recipe would come out fine.
BarbaraBakes recommends that you put the cinnamon chips in a couple of tablespoonfuls of flour and stir before adding to the cake. I didn’t see that until after I added already or I would have done so. Adding flour to chips will prevent them from all falling to the bottom of the pan.
As I have stated on numerous posts, I gently stir the flour and cinnamon chips only until combined. Don’t overmix the dough, and don’t use a heavy hand or breads, cakes and cookies can come out tough.
I was tired so I rather than using Crisco to grease the pans I sprayed them with Baker’s Joy cooking spray. This is really good for cakes, breads or muffins as it has flour in the oil.
I spread the dough into the four small bread loaf pans.
I was probably a little heavy handed on the cinnamon sugar. I eyeballed it rather than measuring and I always add more. I probably used 3 heaping tablespoonfuls of sugar (or more), and 3 heaping teaspoonfuls of cinnamon (or more) for the topping.
Here I’ve sprinkled one of the pans with the cinnamon sugar mixture. I used 2 heaping teaspoonfuls and 1 regular teaspoonful of cinnamon sugar on each loaf.
Here’s another view.
All the pans are done and ready to go in the oven.
Bake at 350 – mine took almost an hour to be thoroughly cooked though the original recipe said only about 40 minutes. Put a knife into the center of the bread, when it comes out clean the bread is done.
Here’s a look at the bread after it’s done.
Here’s another close up photo so you can see the texture better.
Here’s another look at Snickerdoodle bread ready to serve. You have no idea how wonderful this made my house smell!
Here’s the recipe.
2 1/2 cups flour (I’m recommending a change to 3 to 3 1/2 cups flour so the bread doesn’t flatten out so much because of the high sugar content. You may have to adjust and put this in 5 pans now. Thanks to Melissa for bringing this to my attention).
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
½ cup sour cream (the recipe calls for 1 cup but I only had about 1/2 cup so I added Greek yogurt for the rest)
½ cup Chobani Greek yogurt (I used vanilla flavor)
1 pkg. Hershey’s cinnamon chips
2 tbsp. flour
3 heaping tbsp. sugar
3 heaping tsp. cinnamon
Cream butter, 2 cups sugar, salt, cinnamon, eggs, baking powder, and vanilla, and mix well. Add sour cream and yogurt and mix well. Mix cinnamon chips with 2 tbsp. flour, toss into mixing bowl with remaining flour. Stir until combined. Spoon batter into 4 mini loaf pans until about 2/3 full. Mix 3 heaping tablespoonfuls of sugar and 3 heaping teaspoonfuls cinnamon in a small bowl. I really just eyeballed this so it could have been more of each. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture over the batter in each loaf pan. Mine made about 3 + teaspoonfuls for each loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 35-38 minutes. My loaves took almost a full hour to cook. Check by inserting a knife into the center. If it comes out clean the bread is cooked. Let cool before removing from pan. Each loaf makes about 6 slices.
A wonderful bread for breakfast, brunch or snacks. If you like cinnamon you will love this bread!
Time to enjoy!
Another close up to see the texture.
This recipe makes enough you can easily share some with your neighbors.
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