“I want another one.”

So says Paul after tasting this deliciousness.

This is a really pretty, but very sugary bread.  Now, y’all know my love of sweet things (seriously, it’s kind of embarrassing ~ my sweet tooth is gnarly) but this may have been a bit much for me.  Shocking, I know.

The batter couldn’t be simpler, and I wouldn’t change the recipe at all.  But I would serve this with a savory breakfast or brunch.  It needs to be balanced by a yummy omelet, roasted potatoes, bacon, sausage, or all of the above.

By the way if you make this to share with people, they will be very impressed because it is truly beautiful and looks complicated.  However this is seriously super easy to make.  It’s deceptive, so soak in the praise!

Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread (recipe care of tastehome.com)

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INGRIDIENTS:  2 cups all-purpose flour, 1-1/2 cups sugar (divided), 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 cup buttermilk, 1 egg, 1/4 cup canola oil, 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Glaze: 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, 1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons milk

DIRECTIONS:  Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine flour, 1 cup sugar, baking soda and salt. Combine buttermilk, egg and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and remaining sugar.  Grease the bottom only of a 9×5-in. loaf pan. Pour half of the batter into pan; sprinkle with half the cinnamon-sugar. Carefully spread with remaining batter and sprinkle with remaining cinnamon-sugar; cut through batter with a knife to swirl.  Bake 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Combine confectioners’ sugar and enough milk to reach desired consistency; drizzle over loaf.

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