November 17, 2015

Tuesdays at the Table - Cinnamon Swirl Bread & Thirty Days of Thanks - Friends

I am so thankful for my friends, and I am so lucky to have made some great friendships through blogging.  While I don't have tons of friends, the ones I have are people of substance - the people I can be my geeky, introverted, sarcastic self with!  That they like me just the way I am helps me like myself on days when I wish I was prettier, more outgoing, more successful or just think I'm not as good as everyone else.

Thank you for being a friend!  Your comments mean more to me than you know!

My work friends know that Dunkin Donuts coffee cake muffins are my breakfast weak spot.  This week I'm sharing a quick bread that tastes as good, if not better than those muffins!

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

1 1/3 cups sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped and toasted
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg
1 tsp. baking powder
1 cup milk
1/3 cup melted butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of a loaf pan. 
In a small bowl, combine 1/3 cup of the sugar, the nuts, and cinnamon; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the remaining 1 cup sugar, the flour, baking powder, and salt. In a medium bowl, beat egg with a fork; stir in milk and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy).
Pour half of the batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with half of the cinnamon mixture. Repeat with remaining batter and cinnamon mixture. Draw a wide rubber scraper down through batter and up in a circular motion to marble. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack. 
What's cooking in your kitchen?



  1. Love this post! And love you! Mwah!

  2. OMD...The cinnamon bread looks delish...and easy to make!!
    We are so happy to call you a friend!

  3. That sounds so good! I'm glad to call you a friend!


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