Maybe you’ve made one banana bread too many. Maybe you don’t even like bananas. Maybe you’re a cinnamon fiend that thinks cinnamon-raisin bread just doesn’t cut it. Or maybe you just want to bake something unexpected for your next brunch or afternoon tea. Whatever the reason, if you’re hankering for a new way to sweeten your day, look no further than this snickerdoodle loaf. It gives you the scrumptious cinnamon-sugariness of snickerdoodles without the hassle of rolling out cookies. What’s more, unlike the classic cookies, this bread makes a perfectly acceptable breakfast. For a truly saccharine treat, though, try using it to bake Cinnamon Brown Sugar Bread Pudding.

Recipe adapted from Barbara Bakes

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Medium

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Servings: one loaf

Ingredients:
1½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon + ½ tablespoon cinnamon, keep separate
½ cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup Greek yogurt
¾ cup add-ins (nuts, raisins, dried berries, butterscotch or cinnamon chips)
1 teaspoon brown sugar

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour one 9×5″ loaf pan
2. Whisk flour, baking powder, salt and one teaspoon of cinnamon together in a medium bowl.

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3. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy in a large bowl by hand or using an electric mixer. This should take about 5 minutes.

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4. Thoroughly mix one egg in at a time.

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5. Mix in vanilla and Greek yogurt.

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6. Add dry ingredients and stir until just combined.

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7. Fold in desired additions.

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8. Pour the batter into the greased pan until it’s two-thirds of the way full. Feel free to bake extra batter into muffins.

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9. Combine brown sugar and tablespoon of cinnamon in a small dish. Top bread evenly with mixture.

10. Bake 40-45 minutes, until the bread has lightly browned and a toothpick can be cleanly inserted. Cool and enjoy at room temperature.

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