Easy Cinnamon Swirl Loaf

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Easy to make and the smell when this is baking is just wonderful!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 – 50 minutes

Yield: 1 loaf

INGREDIENTS

2 cups All Purpose / Plain flour
1 1/2 cups regular sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 cup buttermilk
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 egg
1/4 cup canola oil
1 Tbsp cinnamon powder

The Glaze:

1/4 cup powdered / icing sugar
2 tsp milk

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350 °F (180 °C). Grease a 9-in loaf pan.

2. Combine the flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, salt, buttermilk, egg, vanilla and oil; stir just until moistened.

3. In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and remaining sugar.

4. Pour half of the batter into bread pan; sprinkle with half of the cinnamon-sugar. Spread with remaining batter and sprinkle with remaining cinnamon-sugar.

5. Using a skewer or knife, cut through the batter to swirl a few times.

6. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Allow to cool for 10 minutes in the pan before removing to wire rack. Cool completely.

7. For the glaze, combine icing / powdered sugar and enough milk to reach desired consistency; drizzle over loaf.

Allow to cool. Store in an airtight container. You can also freeze half or all of it, wrap in parchment paper, then place in a zippy bag. Defrost as normal and enjoy! It will still be moist.

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