Cinnamon Swirl Bread by Charlotte Hubbard

This is a quick bread that doesn’t require yeast, so prep time is short and you don’t even need a mixer! As the bread bakes it makes its own cinnamon swirl, and your house will smell heavenly. Might as well double the recipe and make two loaves while you’re at it.

Bread Batter
1 egg
1 cup milk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 T. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
½ cup sugar

⅓ cup sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 T. butter, melted

½ cup powdered sugar
2–3 tsp. cream or milk (more, as needed, for

Preheat oven to 350° and grease/spray a 9” x 5” glass loaf pan. To make the batter, combine the egg, milk, vanilla, and yogurt or sour cream in a large bowl. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar and stir everything with a spoon, just until blended. Pour into the prepared loaf pan. To make the swirl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, and butter. Drop by spoonfuls across the batter and use a knife to swirl it into the bread.

Bake for 45–50 minutes or until the center tests done with a toothpick. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Remove bread from pan and cool completely on the rack. Stir the glaze ingredients together and drizzle over the top of the bread.

To save some calories and sugar, I don’t make the glaze. The bread is so moist and pretty with that cinnamon swirl that nobody misses it. Freezes well.


“Hubbard writes Amish stories with style and grace.” —RT Book ReviewsIt’s a better life, a fresh start–and a heaven-sent second chance. Founded by three Amish sisters determined to put misfortune behind them, Promise Lodge is a colony where faith’s abiding promise can be fulfilled–and love can make all things new…

Energetic widow Mattie Bender Schwartz is working day and night to get Promise Lodge going. She’s also hoping the change will help her son Noah’s heart to heal after his broken engagement. But his former fiancée, Deborah, is looking for a fresh start too. Filled with regret, and cast out by her dat for a reason she can’t yet reveal, Deborah can only pray Noah will forgive her foolishness.

Deborah is the last person Noah expected to show up at Promise Lodge. But with her cruel words still ringing in his head, he’s reluctant to accept her apology–even if the Old Order ways demand he try. If only he could obey Christ’s most important commandment: love one another. But one thing is certain–his mother and aunts, and their beloved Preacher Amos, will do their best to help him get there.

Praise for Charlotte Hubbard’s Seasons of the Heart series

“Another great book centered around the Sweet Seasons Café.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

“These very special books will sit proudly on my keeper shelf!” —Romance Reviews Today