Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Easy Amish Style Cinnamon Bread

Who doesn't love some good Amish baked goods? I know I for one LOVE Amish baked goods! But a lot of the Amish baked goods call for a lot of prep work or special starters that I just do not have the time nor patience for. Thus my dilemma.... Either commit to doing the time, keep buying from the Amish when I could, or come up with a easy knock of version of one of my favorites to tide me over. Obviously, I came up with an easy knock off or why else would I be writing this!

This is a quick to whip up knock off of Amish cinnamon bread and let me tell you.... you might want to make two loaves... one fore you and one for the rest of your family, or they might just inhale it before you get a piece!

Preheat oven to 350 and grease a bread pan.

Ingredients
1 egg
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter,  softened
1 tablespoons lemon juice

Now I bet you just read the ingredients and you might have found lemon juice a little odd, but combined with the milk, it gives this bread a buttermilk hint to it without having to actually use buttermilk. So your first step is to combine the milk and lemon juice in a cup and set it to the side while you measure everything else out. This will give it enough time to do it's magical chemical reaction thingy. Once you have all your ingredients measured out in a bowl or your mixer, add in the milk/lemon juice and mix it all up. 

Your next step is to get your cinnamon/sugar mix ready. I put my ingredients in a sandwich ziplock bag and just shake it up, after it is zipped of course. 

Ingredients
1/2 cups sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon

Now it is time to get everything in the pan. Start by pouring about half the batter into your bread pan. Next sprinkle around 3/4 of the cinnamon & sugar mixture over the top of the batter. Here comes the fun part, okay not really, but if you have kids helping you, that's what you tell them... Take a knife and swirl the cinnamon & sugar through the batter.



Now pour the rest of the batter on top. Lightly sprinkle the remaining cinnamon/sugar mix over the top but DO NOT swirl it in. This will make a yummy crust over the top of the bread!

Before cinnamon/sugar topping

Bake your cinnamon bread in the oven for 40-50 minutes, or until a skew tester comes out clean. Keep your eye on the bread as you don’t want the sugar to brown too much and it will get hard and nasty and no one wants that! If it starts looking too dark simply put some tinfoil over the top!

Let the bread rest in the pan for about 20- 30 minutes before turning it out to finish cooling. This is a dense, heavy bread and if you try to turn it out too soon, it could crumble. Once the bread is cooled and you taste it, I promise, it will be well worth the wait!


36 comments:

  1. Mindie;
    I love your site. I followed Betty Ducks gestational period through the ducklings being transported their new homes and enjoyed every minute. The Amish Cinnamon Bread was easy to make and exquisite. Kudos on the recipe. Keep them coming!
    CVanisky@optonline.net

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    1. I love hearing all this! I so enjoy when people are a part of it all and really interact. Thank you for taking the time to tell me what I do brings some joy.

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  2. If you happened to have buttermilk around, could you use that instead of the milk/lemon juice? Thanks!

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    1. Absolutely! I just never have buttermilk! LOL

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  3. Mindie,
    I love cinnamon! I will probably eat the entire loaf:) This bread looks divine...I love the idea of lemon in the milk instead of buttermilk. I never have on hand but always have lemons and milk! I am definitely sharing this recipe! I found your link on Wednesday's wisdom. Thanks for sharing! May God bless you and yours!

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  4. I haven't had Amish cinnamon bread in a long time. Yum!

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  5. Hi Mindie this looks easy and not many ingredients. Just the thought of Cinnamon makes it sound delicious. Thanks for sharing with us at #WednesdaysWisdom see you next time.

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  6. Um, this is looks so good! I cannot get enough of these amish cinnamon bread recipes. They're so stinking yummy and easy. found your site on Foodie Friday :) happy friday!!

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    1. So glad you came by! This is totally easy and OMG so good!

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  7. This sound DIVINE! Thanks for the recipe! I'd like to feature this on Tuesdays with a Twist next week. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    1. Feature away and Thank you! I am honored!!

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  8. I grew up not far from Amish Country in PA, so lots of places sold Amish goods. Now that I don't live so close, I definitely miss their tasty recipes. I can't wait to make a loaf of this. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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    1. Awww so glad to help. Now if I could just nail the cinnamon roll recipe.... I LOVE that one.

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  9. This looks delicious! I used to make an amish friendship bread, and this might be similar in flavor? I will def. try it!

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    1. I had some friendship starter once.... forgot about it and it died LOL I am a bad friend.

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  10. Cinnamon bread is one of my very favorite treats from our local Amish bakery, love that I can make it myself now! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!

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  11. I think I might try adding some chopped apple-great simple recipe, thank you!

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  12. Yum! Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home!

    Jennifer

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  13. Wait...What...Amish Style Cinnamon Bread without having to mess with the whole starter stuff...begging friends to take some..or having like 8 gazillion baggies on my counter...YES PLEASE AND THANK YOU! Girl...you are sooo one of my features tonight at Party in Your PJS.

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    1. LOL I know, right! I hate all that stuff!

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    2. So....I totally made this bread...and then totally blogged about it and thought you would want to know...I shared some pictures of my bread...but directed everyone to your blog for the recipe....so...thanks so much!

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    3. See, I told you it was good and easy! LOL I am so glad you made some. And as long as you give credit to where you got your inspiration, you are so not a copy cat. LOL No idea is original anymore. I like finding recipes and then playing with them, changing something to make them more me. Or crafts.... Lord you should have seen the Pinterst inspired heart shape cake fail I did a few years ago. I love letting folks see that I don't always get it right either!

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  14. Yum, this looks fantastic! Thanks for linking up at Best of the Weekend!

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  15. We definitely loved those Amish treats! Around here, they're a lot harder to find, so maybe I'll just have to surprise hubby and make some. :) Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe with us - you're featured this week on Five Friday Finds!

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    1. Oh thank you for the feature! You will love this bread :)

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  16. Thanks for stopping by and sharing. I love this recipe. I have chosen this as my Feature for Turn It Up Tuesday... Dawn xx

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  17. when you say a "bread pan" do you mean a loaf pan. If so, what size do you use? Thank you in advance for your reply.

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