Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Delcious Cinnamon Bread - Neighbor Gifts

We're down to crunch time people!! 5 DAYS 'TIL CHRISTMAS!! I'm so excited! Anyway, I found this DELICIOUS cinnamon bread on Rae Gun Ramblings about a month ago.  It claimed it was the same as Great Harvest's Cinnaburst bread.  Since my family loves their cinnamon bread I decided this was the perfect thing for my family and to take to friends and neighbors.  So I gave it a try and it was just as good as Great Harvest's!  So I went crazy and made 12 loaves in one afternoon/evening and 4 more last night.  I bagged them all up and put them in the freezer so they will be nice and fresh when we deliver this week.

Great Harvest Cinnaburst Copycat Bread
1 cup warm water
1 cup warm milk

1/3 cup sugar
2 1/4 teaspoon yeast (1 pack)

1/3 cup oil (I used veggie oil)
1/2 T salt
1 egg
4 1/2 to 5 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup cinnamon chips
  • In mixer combine yeast, sugar, and warm water and milk; let bubble for about 5 minutes.
  • Add in oil and egg.
  • Slowly add 2 cups flour, mix and then add salt.
  • Add 1/2 cup flour at a time until it comes away from side of bowl. Add the cinnamon chips when it gets close to the right consistency. The dough will be very sticky but the softer the dough the lighter the bread. So use the least amount of flour you can handle.
  • Let rise in mixing bowl for about 30 minutes.
  • Form into loaf (or whatever shape you want).
  • Let rise and additional 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes.
Makes 2 loaves

Tips I learned:  This dough is really like making rolls, it's sticky.  I used powdered milk instead of regular, worked great and cheaper.  My loaf pans are a little smaller, but perfect size for nice, big, full loaves - 4 1/2" x 8 x 2 1/2" deep.  I also used mini cinnamon chips which gave it more cinnamon swirl.  If the bread browns up too fast, put a piece of tin foil over top for the last 10 min. or so.

This bread would make wonderful french toast on Christmas morning, too.  Yum!

I found these really cute tags that I printed out and tied one with cute ribbon I found in the dollar section at Target.  I love Target! TaDa! Cute, yummy neighbor gifts!

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Candice said...

Do you just get cinnamon chips at the grocery store? I have never heard of them.

Kimberly T. said...

Yes, you should be able to find cinnamon chips in your grocery store, especially this time of year. I think Hershey’s makes some. I got mine at a sort of kitchen specialty store, but that was after I found them at the grocery store, too.

Anonymous said...

What I wouldn't give for a toasty slice of this right now!

Luna said...

Visiting and following from the blog hop. That bread does look yummy! Is there a trick to freezing it?


marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

I'm so glad it worked for you. I was pretty happy when I figured out the recipe!

oh and when you increased the recipe did you just multiply all the ingredients?

Chrissy said...

This looks delicious!! I am going to try making it for the weekend! Thanks!!

~Lisa~ said...

This looks amazing! I JUST got a stand mixer today from my sister and my husband and I were trying to think of what to do with it first... I think we'll attempt this recipe! Thanks!

Unknown said...

Sounds delicious! What a great idea!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Wow! What a nice gift, especially for teachers, etc! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday! Merry Christmas!


sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more said...

yummy, I would like to make bread pudding with that.

Holly @ Bella Nest said...

This looks delicious!!!! And I love the tags you tied to them..so cute! I'm your newest fan! Please stop by bellanest.blogspot.com if you get a chance. Merry Christmas!

Sandy Jenney - Organize with Sandy said...

Looks so good! Thinking of it warm and with butter... ahhh... then in the bags is a darling gift!
Thanks for linking it up to my Organzing & DIY link party.

Erin said...

I just love those cinnamon chips. I can't wait to try this! I pinned it so I wouldn't forget where it came from. Thansk!

trooppetrie said...

this sounds super yummy, so excited to try it

Claire Justine said...

Sounds yummy :-)

Unknown said...

This sounds amazing! I would love to have you link up at my blog if you have the chance! Cookingwithkaryn.blogspot.com

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

WOW. You can't go wrong with cinnamon. I love all things cinnamon! I must try this!!

Unknown said...

That sounds yummy!


Simply Tasheena said...

The Cinnamon Bread looks yummy!

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Unknown said...

YUMMY!!! I am pinning this. I hope I have time to make it this weekend. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

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