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Cinnamon Chip Bread

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Oh boy, do I have a good one for you today.

This is a recipe I’ve been meaning to make for you guys for months and months! And there’s a reason for that. Y’all. Y’ALL. This bread is incredible. Soft, sweet, and full of cinnamon.

The secret to this bread, besides a great dough with white whole wheat, is lots of delicious cinnamon chips. And the reason I waited so long to make this for you guys is because these chips are HARD to find! I don’t know if it’s a regional thing or what, but I searched here in Virginia for months before finally finding these beauties.

Another key to this awesome loaf was a new kitchen appliance!

I’ve been wanting a food scale forever and so I was thrilled when the great folks at OXO sent me one for my kitchen. After years of helping my mom with her bakery business, I know the importance of weighing ingredients to make sure you get perfect baked goods every time! We each have a different “hand”, so one person’s cup will actually end up being another person’s 3/4 cup. Not good! Measuring by weight gives you a much more accurate recipe! This scale has a clear, digital display and can measure up to a whopping 5 pounds of food. And the best part is…I get to give one of these great scales away to one of YOU! More details at the end of the post. But first, the delicious recipe, which is adapted from my Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread.

 

Cinnamon Chip Bread

by Lauren

Prep Time: 20 minutes + 2 hours rising ti

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Keywords: bread

 

Ingredients (10 servings)

  • 3/4 c. 2% milk
  • 1 c. water
  • 1/4 c. organic sugar
  • 1 package (2 1/2 t.) dry active yeast
  • 9 oz. white whole wheat flour (about 2 cups)
  • 15 oz. unbleached all-purpose flour (about 3 cups)
  • 1/4 oz. salt (about a teaspoon)
  • 1/8 oz cinnamon (about a teaspoon)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 c. softened Earth Balance or butter
  • 8 oz. cinnamon chips (about 1 1/2 c.)

Instructions

In a glass measurer, heat the milk and water in the microwave until it is warm (not hot). Remove from microwave, stir in yeast and 1/4 c. sugar and let sit on the counter until the yeast is fully activated (about 10 minutes).

In your mixer/food processor fitted with a dough blade/hook, combine the flours, salt, and cinnamon.

Add the yeast mixture, eggs, and Earth BalanceLet it knead until smooth and elastic (it will be sticky). If your dough is too stick to come together, add AP flour a tablespoon at a time until it does.

Drizzle a little oil (I used canola) around the edges of the dough and use a spatula to pull the dough away from the sides of the bowl and make a ball that’s covered lightly in oil.

Cover the bowl with a damp towel and let the dough rise in a warm place (I use an OFF oven with just the light on inside) until it has doubled in bulk.

Gently knead the dough down and knead in the cinnamon chips on a floured surface.

Shape the dough into a log the length of your bread pan. Grease the pan and place the dough log inside.

Cover with a towel and let rise again in a warm place until the dough doubles in bulk again.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and bake the loaf for 45-50 minutes. When the top gets golden brown (should be around the 25 minute mark), cover it loosely with aluminum foil to stop the browning until the bread is done.

Remove the loaf from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 15 minutes before flipping it out of the pan and letting it cool completely on a cooling rack, about 30 minutes.

Slice and enjoy!

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While making this bread does take some time, because of the rising and cooling, it isn’t at all difficult to make! I mean that! Try it, you won’t be disappointed. And if you’re really bad, you could do this while it’s still warm…

Oh yeah.

Here’s how to enter to win an OXO food scale of your own so you can make this bread and much, much more!

1. Leave a comment telling me what your favorite type of bread is!

2. For additional entries, do any of the following and leave a separate comment for each telling me that you did so.

  • Subscribe to this blog via RSS feed, email, or Google Reader
  • ‘Like’ OXO on Facebook
  • ‘Like’ Lawfully Wedded Wife on Facebook
  • Follow me on Twitter, @lawfullyww
  • Follow OXO on Twitter, @OXO
  • Tweet the following: “I just entered a giveaway for an awesome @OXO food scale from @lawfullyww! http://bit.ly/z6sI9s “

The giveaway will be open until Wednesday, March 21st at noon! I’m pick a winner with a random number generator and post who the winner is!

Thanks for reading!

-Lauren

Disclaimer: I received one food scale for myself and one to give away for free via OXO’s Blogger Outreach Program as part of being a Foodbuzz Featured Publisher. All opinions about the product are honest and my own.

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  • Emily March 16, 2012, 11:05 am

    UMM HI.

    Yah, I want this. Get ready for crazy comments.

    1. I follow you on BOTH Google Reader and via EMAIL.

  • Emily March 16, 2012, 11:06 am

    2. I like LWW on Facebook. Duh
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  • Emily March 16, 2012, 11:06 am

    3. OBVIOUSLY I follow LWW on the tweeter….
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  • Meredith March 16, 2012, 11:40 am

    my favorite type of bread is cornbread!! pumpkin and whole grain (with lots of grains!) come in close second :)

  • Meredith March 16, 2012, 11:41 am

    I also subscribed to your blog on Google reader :)

  • Cassie March 16, 2012, 11:59 am

    My favorite bread is banana bread made with coconut & almond flour. So good!! I have been wanting a food scale forever, great give away!

  • Lisa Marie March 16, 2012, 12:10 pm

    My favorite bread is something from my childhood. Portuguese Sweet Bread! I haven’t had any in a LONG time. I sure do miss it!

    Your cinnamon bread looks great too! I LOVE anything cinnamon! And the smell while it’s baking? Ahhh!

  • Lisa Marie March 16, 2012, 12:14 pm

    I liked OXO on Facebook.

  • Lisa Marie March 16, 2012, 12:14 pm

    I’m now following you on Twitter.

  • Emily March 17, 2012, 1:48 am

    I tweeted you.
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  • Kay March 17, 2012, 12:49 pm

    I’m a fan of challah -and the resulting french toast obvi. Your cinnamon chip bread is so tempting…

  • Collyn March 18, 2012, 1:37 pm

    Lauren – I’ve been reading your blog since you first posted about it on FB, and I love it :) You would make the Wheaton Annual Fund proud! haha.

    My favorite kind of bread is pumpkin bread…so good.

  • Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes March 19, 2012, 9:26 am

    This sounds perfect!
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  • Helen March 19, 2012, 2:06 pm

    My favorite bread honestly is gingerbread!!
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  • Helen March 19, 2012, 2:06 pm

    I follow LWW on twitter!
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  • Helen March 19, 2012, 2:07 pm

    I like LWW on facebook!

  • Jessica F March 19, 2012, 10:39 pm

    my favorite bread is challah bread!

  • Jessica F March 19, 2012, 10:40 pm

    I like OXO on facebook!

  • Jessica F March 19, 2012, 10:41 pm

    I like Lawfully Wedded Wife on facebook!

  • Jessica F March 19, 2012, 10:42 pm

    following you on twitter @jfong1130

  • Jessica F March 19, 2012, 10:43 pm

    I’m following OXO on twitter @jfong1130

  • Jessica F March 19, 2012, 10:43 pm
  • Cassie March 20, 2012, 6:49 pm

    I’m subscribed to your blog. Keep the good posts coming :)

  • elizabeth March 20, 2012, 11:28 pm

    I’m new to your blog, but it’s great! favorite type of bread is anything that’s soft with the perfect crispiness to the crust.

  • elizabeth March 20, 2012, 11:30 pm

    following you on twitter! @BeTheZoom

  • Food for Todd March 21, 2012, 11:01 am

    My favorite type of bread is zucchini bread! But I also love the whole wheat bread my hubby makes in the breadmaker on Sunday nights! Homemade bread makes the house smell so delicious :)
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  • Erin @ Making Memories June 22, 2012, 10:31 pm

    This looks absolutely wonderful! We bought cinnamon chip bread the other day and my son said “you HAVE to make this!” So I have a job now =o) Thanks!
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    • Lauren June 22, 2012, 11:43 pm

      Oh good, I hope you like it! There’s no better way to use cinnamon chips, in my opinion! 😉

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