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Cinnamon Swirl Loaves

 Cinnamon Swirl Loaves
When I was growing up, my mom made this bread quite often. The irresistible aroma of cinnamon will call your clan to the kitchen. —Lynn Callahan Rosemount, Minnesota
32 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and 1-1/2 cups sugar. Add eggs, one
  • at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to
  • creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk.
  • Spread half of the batter in two greased and floured 8-in. x 4-in.
  • loaf pans. Combine cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle half over
  • batter. Spread with the remaining batter; sprinkle with remaining
  • cinnamon-sugar.
  • Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near
  • the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from
  • pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 113 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 122 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.