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Cinnamon Swirl Bread

What you need: 

1 cup nondairy milk (I use soymilk)
2 teaspoons vinegar
1 1/3 cups sugar, divided
1/4 cup vegan margarine (I use Earth Balance)
1 egg replacer (I use 1 tablespoon ground flax + 3 tablespoons water)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x5" loaf pan. In a measuring cup, combine milk and vinegar. Set aside and allow to curdle.
2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together 1 cup sugar, margarine, and egg replacer. In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
3. Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture alternately with the curdled nondairy milk. In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and remaining 1/3 cup sugar.
4. Pour 1/3 the batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle 1/3 the cinnamon sugar on top of batter. Repeat layers twice. Bake 45-50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
Honestly, this is one of the best recipes I've ever tried. It's like those cinnamon bread/cake like things I made from a box in the pre-vegan days. I took this to a gathering of 100% non-vegans. Everyone loved it, from the little kids, to the adults. You must try this recipe at least once. You won't be disappointed.
Variation for a healthier version: Use whole wheat pastry flour instead of all-purpose. Reduce the sugar of the dough to 1/2 to 2/3 cup. Use 1/2 margarine and 1/2 applesauce.

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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I just made this and it is tasty! I added 2 teaspoons of vanilla and about half a cup of raisins. Also substituted some of the EB with Applesauce and used 1 cup sugar total, not 1 1/3. It smells heavenly and I will make it again, but probably in a 9 inch square pan. I find this "bread" very crumbly, which doesn't bother me, but it would be easier to serve out of a square pan.


so since last time i made it it was lacking in flavor, i made cinnamon glaze and layered it with the batter, i also added raisins, and made a crumb topping ( so now it's more of a coffee cake, but whatever ) but I'm about to put it in the oven! i hope this turns out good.  :)


:) wow this was really good. lacking in flavor like the others said but i added vanilla, and it was mostly fine, but think next time i will add some raisins, yum. but all and all delish!
you should def. try this!!! me and my friend ate it with Cinnamon laze i made! (drool) 


i could be in love with this bread.  i'm sure the next time will clinch it. 

i wanted it to be more of an apple cinnamon thing so i replaced all the eb with applesauce.  i used flax eggs but next time i'll try more applesauce to make the flavor stronger.  i added a dash of cinnamon to the batter.. i mixed up the cinnamon sugar for the layers but when i started my layering i realized i skimped on the bottom layer and that i would have some extra that would have to go on top.  i added about a tbsp of applesauce to that and mixed it up to form a paste,i then sprinkled the little bits of the cinnamon paste over the top and baked.  the little bits made the top crust all crispy and caramelized in the oven - you would never guess there was no oil in the bread!  it was super tasty!!

next time i'll add vanilla to the batter (totally forgot that others suggested this), add more eb, & maybe some pecans in the layers & on top.

i baked this in 3 mini loaf pans for about 40-45 minutes.


I made this with the added cinnamon in the batter, the crumbs on top, and a yummy vanilla & cinnamon icing on top.

This was good. I think next time I'm gonna make it in a shorter/smaller pan so that the "bread" isn't as thick. It was not very sweet (hence the bread part lol) but overall this was yummy.


SO YUMMY!  :D  This is one of the most amazing things I've ever put in my mouth  :)>>> It is kind of like a cinnamon bun but in loafy form.  Amazing.  I subbed almost all the margarine for applesauce to make it less fattening and it still came out incredible.  I also didn't have any baking soda so I just used some extra baking powder.  I put it into tiny little loaf pans so they cooked really quickly.  When they were done I drizzled a mix of powdered sugar, water, and the left over cinnamon sugar mixture.  delicious! 


This is a really good basic vegan recipe. I baked it in a 9 " square baker; only two layers with the cinnamon sugar mixture and raisins  in between. The crumb topping suggested by ponycakes made it an especially nice coffee cake. Thanks--I'll try another variation next time.


This TASTES really good. I added lots of vanilla, did the layers, and added pecans on top..and the glaze at the end. But it came out like a CRUMB cake.. and not really like bread. I think the top was getting too done..but the middle isn't really done enough for a bread. BUT. That's all tastes great...just doesn't look very pretty!


:)>>> This recipe rocked.  I made this for the first time last night and between 4 people we almost finished the loaf.

I did substitute apple sauce for the egg replacer and added a teaspoon of vanilla.  Also added a teaspoon of the cinnamon into the batter mix.

I made a wonderful icing to go on the cake as well ... a little soy milk, vegan buttery spread, powdered sugar, vanilla and cinnamon brought to a boil and then poured over the loaf hot.  When the mixture cools it's my great grandmother's cake icing.  =)


I made this twice in two weeks, it was so good!

The first time I used normal white flour and used 3/4 cup sugar in the dough and baked it as a bread.  It was super yummy, but a bit crubly for some reason so it was difficult to slice.  Super tasty though and the bits I did manage to slice looked so pretty with all the swirly layers!

The next time I made this I think I only used ~1/4c (or maybe 1/2c, I can't remember) sugar and I used wholewheat flour.  I also made it into little cupcakes - the recipe made 12 cupcakes perfectly.  These were great and I think they tasted just as good as using more sugar and white flour.

This recipe is so easy to make and tastes great.  I'll definitely make again.  Thank you!



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