Imagine indulging in a freshly baked cinnamon sugar donut from your favorite local bakery. The heavenly taste, the delightful aroma… It’s a treat that brings back fond memories. But what if you could enjoy that same deliciousness every day, without having to make a trip to the bakery? Well, with this recipe, you can!
This Cinnamon Donut Bread is like biting into a perfectly baked cinnamon sugar cake donut. It’s a simple yet brilliant twist on the classic treat that requires minimal ingredients. And the best part? You don’t need to wait for the dough to rise because it’s a quick bread.
How Does This Sweet Bread Rise Without Yeast?
You might be wondering how this bread rises without yeast. Well, the answer is simple. It rises to just the right height to give you that cake donut experience. It’s meant to taste like a cake donut, and trust me, it does!
No Buttermilk? No Problem!
If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, don’t worry. You can easily make your own by adding ½ tsp of white vinegar to ½ cup of whole milk. Stir it, let it sit for a few minutes to thicken, and voila! Homemade buttermilk ready to use.
Can I Use a Sugar Substitute?
While you can certainly try using a sugar substitute in the topping mix, be cautious. Sugar substitutes usually require far less quantity than regular sugar. This can affect the texture and coverage of the topping, altering the intended taste and experience. So, it’s best to stick with granulated and brown sugar for that perfect sweet touch.
Storing Your Sweet Bread
To keep your Cinnamon Sugar Donut Bread fresh and delicious, store it in an airtight container or a ziplock bag. If you leave it on the counter, it will stay fresh for up to 4 days. But if you prefer to refrigerate it, the bread should last 5 to 6 days.
What Makes This Recipe Special?
The beauty of this Sweet bread lies in its similarity to a real Cinnamon Sugar Cake donut. The familiar taste, the scrumptiousness, it’s all there. And what sets it apart is the fact that it’s a yeast-free recipe, allowing you to whip up this delectable treat in no time.
- ¼ cup Oil (Canola works well)
- ¼ cup unsalted Butter (softened)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 large Eggs (room temperature)
- 1 ½ cups All-purpose Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- ½ tsp Salt
- ½ cup Buttermilk
- ½ tsp Molasses
- ½ tsp Cinnamon
- ½ cup melted unsalted Butter
- ¼ cup packed light Brown Sugar
- ¼ cup Granulated Sugar
- ½ tsp Cinnamon
How to Make Cinnamon Sugar Donut Bread:
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Step 2: Spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray.
Step 3: In a large bowl, combine the butter, oil, and sugar. Mix until well combined.
Step 4: Add the eggs and vanilla, and beat until smooth.
Step 5: Slowly add the dry ingredients and buttermilk, alternating as you add. Beat after each addition.
Step 6: Scrape the sides of the bowl to ensure all ingredients are well incorporated.
Step 7: Break apart any lumps and blend the mixture well.
Step 8: Transfer ½ to ¾ cup of the batter into another bowl.
Step 9: In the smaller bowl, add the cinnamon and molasses. Stir well.
Step 10: Spoon half of the bread batter into the bottom of the loaf pan.
Step 11: Spoon half of the molasses mixture onto the bread batter.
Step 12: Spread the remaining bread batter over the molasses mixture.
Step 13: Spoon the remaining molasses mixture on top of the bread batter.
Step 14: Use a knife to swirl the mixture into the bread batter.
Step 15: Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes. Test with a toothpick to ensure it’s done.
Step 16: Remove from the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes.
Step 17: Gently loosen the loaf from the sides of the pan.
Step 18: Carefully remove the bread loaf from the pan.
Step 19: In a shallow dish, combine cinnamon, brown sugar, and granulated sugar.
Step 20: Dip each side of the loaf into the melted butter mixture.
Step 21: Spoon the melted butter mixture over the edges of the loaf.
Step 22: Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture on all sides of the bread.
Step 23: Make sure to coat the top of the bread loaf with the melted butter mixture and sprinkle it with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Enjoy Your Delicious Creation!
Now that your Cinnamon Sugar Donut Bread is ready, take a moment to appreciate the delightful aroma and mouth-watering taste. Pair it with a hot cup of coffee or a refreshing glass of milk. Indulge in this sweet treat and savor every bite.
So, go ahead and make this heavenly bread – you deserve a little sweetness in your life!