Tuesday, September 6, 2011
I was reading this GREAT book on being a Mother called “The Mother’s Mite” by DeAnne Flynn. This book highlights how even our smallest (and what we think are insignificant) efforts matter. Each chapter has a personal story describing a great personality trait portrayed by a real mother’s life. It highlights that trait and tells how that mother displayed that certain trait. One of the chapters had this great Cinnamon Bread recipe in it. I had to try it because it seemed so easy. It WAS easy and delicious!! The personality trait highlighted in this chapter was “Reassurance” and described how a mother baked this bread and then when the daughter was older and off at college she would always have it for her when she would come home to take back to school with her. When she was lonely or discouraged, she would make this bread or buy some and it would remind her of her mother’s love.
Combine 1/3 cup sugar and 2 tsp. cinnamon in a bowl and set aside
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 TBSP baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg beaten
1 cup milk
1/3 cup oil
Combine all dry ingredients together and all wet ingredients together and then combine and mix until moist throughout. (It’s thin like pancake batter)
Pour half of batter into loaf pan and sprinkle with half of the cinnamon/sugar mix. Pour remaining batter carefully over cinnamon/sugar mix and then top with the rest of the cinnamon/sugar mix. Swirl a knife through batter to marble it.
Bake for 45 min at 350. Let cool in pan for 10 min. It’s easier to cut after it cool and been wrapped in foil or plastic rap and refrigerated. However it’s great warm too, just a little crumbly. I’ve made it for an after school snack and it’s great for breakfast too. My kids LOVE it!!