Grain-Free Cinnamon Bread
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Are you in one of the places across America that’s been experiencing frigid temps and insane amounts of snow?? If so, we hope you’ve been able to stay safe & warm! We’ve managed to escape the arctic blast here in Colorado.
Frigid temps or not, this Cinnamon Bread recipe is a total winner. I’ve been making this cinnamon bread the “normal” way for years; it’s always been one of my favorite quick breads to make. It’s delicious, easy to make, and I almost always have everything I need for it in my pantry and fridge. It pairs perfectly with a hot mug of coffee or tea.
This time I decided to experiment with my new favorite Grain-Free All-Purpose flour to adapt the recipe and make it totally grain-free. I was nervous about how it would turn out, because gluten-and-grain-free baking can get weird sometimes. I was SO excited to discover that it works PERFECTLY in this recipe. It is seriously so so good. The texture is moist, with a nice thicker crumb, the cinnamon and sugar swirl add a little crunch. It’s like the perfect coffee cake in quick bread form.
Feel free to use whatever All-purpose (AP) flour you’d like, however: you can use traditional AP flour, Gluten-Free AP flour*, or the grain-free AP flour that I use in my Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies, which I got from A Calculated Whisk.
The original recipe for this bread calls for buttermilk. I’ve never actually used it because it’s so easy to make your own “buttermilk” at home. All you do is add a tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice to 1 cup of milk and let it sit for 5 minutes or so. Super easy, and it’s part of what makes the texture of this bread so amazing.
I’ve made both dairy and dairy-free versions of this bread as well, and both work great. If you want to make it dairy-free, just use your favorite dairy-free milk substitute (coconut will impart a flavor, just so you’re aware) and dairy-free butter substitute (we love Earth Balance). I would not recommend skipping the vinegar or lemon juice even if you use dairy free milk, because it will still help with the texture and flavor.
We hope you love this Cinnamon Bread as much as we do! It’s a total crowd pleaser every time we’ve shared it with others. Super quick and easy to make, easily adaptable to accommodate different dietary needs, and absolutely delicious!! A little on the more indulgent side (plenty of sugar in this recipe!), but 100% natural, homemade and free of the unnecessary junk you’ll find in overly processed store-bought or coffee shop versions!
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