Project Quick-Bread: Buttermilk Cinnamon Loaf

I can't remember where this recipe comes from. It's printed on a yellowed ragged torn piece of newsprint that lives in the front of my recipe journal. It's simple delicious goodness.


4 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 cups buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla

For cinnamon swirl:
2  tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon


In a medium bowl, sift dry ingredients together and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine shortening and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix until smooth. Stir in dry mixture and buttermilk alternately just until combined. Divide one-third of mixture between two greased loaf pans.

Mix together swirl ingredients and pour a light dusting over each loaf. Swirl through batter with a knife.

Add remainder of batter divided into both loaf pans. Sprinkle swirl over top of loafs but don't mix into batter.

Bake at 350 degrees until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with only moist crumbs attached (about an hour).

I've always meant to try this with a delicious glaze drizzled over the top. Maybe maple-sugar or a simple buttermilk glaze... but I always eat it before I can bother.

V over at Bumble beans (one of the most talented and creative quilters I know) posted her favorite Pumpkin Bread recipe as part of Project Quick-Bread. Thanks V!

Tomorrow's recipe: Carrot Raisin Loaf.

CookingAmy Drucker8 Comments