Thursday, February 19, 2009

Cinnamon Sweet Bread

Thank you all for the well wishes on our move :) We are super excited! I cannot believe this is our last night in our tiny rental!

Today has been busy and seemed to go by in a flash! After work, I did a quick Body Attack practice and then Josh and I had to run some errands. I also found time to make some cinnamon sweet bread!

You may remember a while back I won some amazing looking cinnamon chips from the awesome blog Tri to Cook. I saved the chips, knowing I wanted to use them to make a special treat for a real cinnamon lover, Josh's dad. Since Josh's parents are being absolutely incredible and driving in from Nashville to help us move, I knew this was the perfect time to give the chips a go. I used a recipe from Hershey's with a few mods. Its a little on the naughty side, so I may try to make it again with additional subs....regardless its delicious.

Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour (next time I plan to use half whole wheat half all purpose)
1 cup sugar (I used a little less...maybe 3/4)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup applesauce
1/2 cup smart balance
1/3 cup egg whites (or two eggs)
1 cup HERSHEY'S Cinnamon Chips, HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Directions:
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray a loaf pan with Pam.

2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda, applesauce, smart balance and egg whites in large bowl. Beat on medium speed of mixer until well blended(I used a whisk). Stir in cinnamon chips.

3. Pour into loaf pan and bake for approximately 1 hour (check it as cooking time varies by oven) or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

4. Let loaf cool completely before cutting (no matter how good it smells ;)).



YUM!
Well, I will miss you all terribly this weekend! I know I'm going to go through major blog withdrawal!

57 comments:

redheadedjournal said...

Yummy bread! That's so exciting about the move!! Good luck :)

thecleanveggie said...

that looks AMAZING :D yum!!
good luck with the move!

Heather said...

looks so good!! i love cinnamon!! we'll miss you over the weekend, too :)

ksgoodeats said...

Cinnamon bread!! Two words/foods I'm in love with combined into one amazing dish :) Looks fabulous!

I'll miss you this weekend :( Hope everything goes smoothly!!

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

MUM MUM~~~ amazing cinnamon bread!!!! Never thought about it! You're such a genius! :D

Missing u this weekend!

Anna said...

mmmmmm cinnamon....

shelby said...

Delectable!!!

Laura said...

Looks delicious!

Hope the move goes well!

HangryPants said...

It really looks and sounds wonderful. I've never seen the cinnamon chips, but I will definitely look b/c I am a cinnamon fanatic.

Good luck this weekend. :D

Meghann said...

mmmm.... that bread looks great!

GOod luck on your move! Don't worry you won't be missing much here this weekend, but we'll still miss you!!

lesley said...

That bread is mouthwatering!!! In fact, just the title "cinnamon sweet bread" is, lol.

We'll be thinking about you this weekend and good luck : ) hooray!!

Vegan On Stage said...

your bread looks amazing!!!

just found your blog :)

emilydh211 said...

oh no! Im gonna miss you this weekend too! I hope everything goes ok dear...good luck, I will keep you in my thoughts!

I Run for Fun said...

That looks delicious. Reminds me its time to bake!!!

Again, good luck with the move and take time to breathe deeply!

Jill said...

haha....I love step 4! I always want to try everything RIGHT when it comes out of the oven because it smells so good! My fiance always yells at me to wait :)

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

I'll miss you too Erica, but you'll be back soon!

Your bread looks amazing - and the ingredients aren't too bad. I made bread with cinnamon chips from Tri2Cook as well, but made up the recipe. I ended up dumping the whole bag of chips in the mix, and so it was basically one big cinnamon chip. Good but VERY sweet!

ttfn300 said...

love it! hope dad enjoys :)

Lori said...

What a great use for those chips. Yum! I love all things cinnamon!

Esi said...

Yummy bread. Cinnamon baking is one of my most favorite smells. Hope everything goes well this weekend!

Lora said...

um wow that just looks amazing. and cinnamon chips? can you say, new addition to oatmeal! where did u find those?

elise said...

what a tease...making that delish bread and then ditching us for the weekend. jk. good luck on the move. ps how awesome would those chips be in oatmeal!?

Sharon said...

Oh my gosh, that looks scrumptious!!!!!

Nutritious is Delicious said...

Oh man that looks sooo delicious! I have no oven....sad! :(

alessa said...

that bread sounds so good! love cinnamon and those cinnamon chips.. my mom has some that need to be put to use!

ChickPea said...

Good luck on your move! We'll all miss you:)

VeggieGirl said...

Yuuuuum!!

GOOD LUCK MOVING, GIRL!!

foodsthatfit said...

Wow girl, that bread looks amazing! I'll be thinking of you during your move! Good luck with everything, I wish I could be of some kind of help!

Holly said...

Oh my word! That bread looks amazing. Cinnamon and chocolate and bread, oh my.

Good luck again! Hope all goes well and we will miss you! :-)

Rose said...

That bread looks SO SO good.

Good luck this weekend!!

greendogwine said...

That bread looks amazing!

Good luck with the move! Sooo happy for you guys! :)

lauren said...

the bread looks incredible. I need to find some cinnamon chips...havent seen them in my grocery store yet...

365healthyeats said...

That bread looks delicious!
Good luck again with the big move this weekend!

dailygoods said...

wow that bread looks soooo amazing! have a great weekend, i'll miss ya but look forward to hearing al about your new place! woooo

Krista said...

Delicious cinnamon bread!! I love those chips!! :)

Maria said...

I love cinnamon chips! The bread looks wonderful! Good luck this weekend! Let us know how it goes!! And how nice you have help!

Diana said...

Oh I bet that is amazing with some really good jam! Your house probably smelled incredible too! :)

Diana said...

Oh gracious. Way to go out with a bang! Have a great move. :) It's so exciting!

Bridget said...

That bread looks Amazing! Good luck with the move this weekend :)

Sharon said...

Oh boy - we'd probably eat that whole loaf in two sittings!

Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) said...

Mmmm, that bread looks so good!

Lisa said...

Great breakfast treat. Good luck in your move. Must be very exciting:)

Erin of Care to Eat said...

You're sch a thoughtful daughter in law! How sweet of you! GOod luck with the craziness this wknd, I can't wait to hear how it all went!

becks said...

Ooh, making me hungry! That looks delish. Good luck on the move, can't wait to hear the update!

Sammie said...

Delicious looking bread!! Good luck with the move. Will you be sharing some pics of the new pad?

biz319 said...

Hope your move goes flawless! fingers crossed!

I've used those cinnamon chips in scones with amazing results - who doesn't like cinnamon!

lesley said...

Just wanted to stop by and say I was thinkin' about you and hope the moving has been/is going smothly!! : ) Have a great Monday!

dailygoods said...

hope you had a wonderful weekend and the move went well!!

jesse said...

AHHHH That bread!!!! I need it NOWW!

lilveggiepatch said...

That bread looks AMAZING! Hope the move's going well!

Jenn said...

Sometimes you have to splurge. :)

Fitness Surfer said...

I've been eating extra healthy lately, but obviously I'm not getting enough carbs because i could eat a whole loaf of that bread right now =)

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope the move went well!

eatingbender said...

Wow, delicious bread, Erica!! I just got caught up on the fact that you are officially moving. YAY! I bet you're just getting settled in - I hope it's going well and I can't wait to hear more about it!

Fitnessista said...

the bread looks glorious!
best of luck with the move- that is so exciting!!!

luckytastebuds said...

ahhh you're back!! And then you're gone. BOOO. I understand though and BEST wishes with the moving because it's going to be SOOO fun (but tiring) decorating a new home. Awwww....Pictures to come??

And that sweet bread has the EXACT type of crust I lovvvvee!!! I always eat the sides of breads and that looks like a darn yummy one!

Jeena said...

I love this bread it looks so tasty! It is great using the apple sauce in this recipe I bet it was so more-ish! Fruit is great used in baking for moisture and the combo of apple and cinnamon is sooooo good. :-)

Dawn said...

YUM! I am so making this!
I am so tired of moving, so good luck with that.