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