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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 loaves


  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons 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


  • 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 8x4-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 in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

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  • c25or624
    Dec 17, 2012

    I gave this bread out for Christmas and everyone just loved it. My only alteration was the batter didn't go quite far enough, so I would make a double batch and make 3 loves instead of 4.