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Oh my stars! I got a bread machine over a year ago and I like making things with it, but I’m not too adventurous. Because of some possible food allergies in our family, I wanted to try making our own bread. So I put a message out on Facebook, asking if anyone had a bread machine that I could borrow for a bit to see if I liked it. Well, a friend just gave me hers! She had two of them, but her children were grown and gone now, so she only needed one. If I didn’t end up using it, I’d just return it back to her.
Well, we use it! I do make our own bread (but usually for garlic bread or croutons, not usually for sandwiches) and I make pizza crust with it. But I’m starting to venture out a little more. Over Christmas Break last year, I tried to make Cinnamon Bread with it — oh, yes! So delicious! It’s great when it first comes out of the oven, but it really shines as toast! Just toast up a slice or two, butter it – delicious!! Even my husband declared it the best thing he’d eaten in quite a while. (Which is kind of a compliment, but considering that most of what he eats is also made by me….)
This recipe makes 2 loaves and my boys will eat through those in a couple of days, easily. It’s also the type of bread that makes a good gift. For neighbors. Teachers. Friends. Homemade bread? Cinnamon & sugar deliciousness? Who wouldn’t want that!? In fact, next Christmas season, I might invest in mini bread loaf pans and see if I can master that size. It’s just that good.
Bread Machine Cinnamon Bread
Bread Dough Ingredients:
- 1 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 4 tbsp butter
- 4 cups flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
- 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons softened butter
- Combine bread dough ingredients in bread maker. Set bread machine on dough cycle.
- Once dough is completed, transfer to floured surface and punch dough down. Let rest for 10 minutes.
- Divide dough in half and roll into two rectangles that are 9″x14″.
- Mix together cinnamon and brown sugar.
- Spread 1 tablespoon softened butter on top of each rectangle, then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Starting with the short ends, roll dough into loaf. Place each loaf into a bread pan.
Let Rise and Bake:
- Cover and let rise another 3o minutes until doubled in size.
- Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
Jayme is a wife to 1 and a mother to four little boys. She tries to coupon, builds a smart stockpile, and always meal plans. While she likes to cook, she’s in the stage of life where simple is usually better – she never knows how many hands she’ll have free at dinner time! You can find her at No Regrets Living.