Friday, February 24, 2012

Snickerdoodle Bread

I've been waiting to bake this Snickerdoodle Bread for a long time. My sister sent me this recipe by email in October of 2010 when I was baking bread for a bake sale at my grandson's school. I didn't bake it then because I couldn't find the cinnamon chips that were called for in the recipe. I liked the sound of the recipe, so I printed it and put it in my notebook to use later, and I kept an eye out for the cinnamon chips. Problem was, I didn't find the cinnamon chips until just recently when I was shopping out of town.




In the meantime, my friend Andi at The Wednesday Baker has baked a very similar Snickerdoodle Bread that looks really delicious. Check hers out too.



Snickerdoodle Bread
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 (10 ounce) package cinnamon chips
2 tablespoons flour

Topping
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare two 9-inch x 5-inch loaf pans by greasing or spraying with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine butter and sugar; cream together with an electric mixer for about 2 minutes until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla and sour cream, mix to combine. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon, whisk to combine. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture, stirring just until combined. Coat the cinnamon chips with 2 tablespoons flour, then stir into the batter. Spoon batter into prepared pans. Combine sugar and cinnamon for topping. Sprinkle topping over batter before baking. Bake in preheated oven for 60 - 70 minutes until a toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before removing bread from pan.

Original recipe source: Barbara Bakes

These are the cinnamon chips that have eluded me for more than a year. I'm sure that I could have ordered them online, but I really was in no hurry. I was determined that I would find them when I was in the right place at the right time.

I decided to stray from the recipe and use some different sized pans to bake the bread. I used two of these 3-inch x 5-inch mini loaves and also this 9 cavity petite loaf pan. I had to adjust my baking times since I used smaller pans. The petite loaves bake in about 25 - 30 minutes, and the mini loaves need to bake 35 - 40 minutes.

These are the petite loaves after I turned them out of the pan. My husband saw them turned up this way and asked if this was blueberry bread. It does look a little like blueberries from the bottom, but these are the cinnamon chips showing.




I have to say, this Snickerdoodle Bread really was worth waiting for. I'll have to buy more cinnamon chips next time I'm shopping out of town.






19 comments:

  1. These look divine! Where did you end up finding the cinnamon chips? I don't think I have ever seen them.

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  2. Yum! I love cinnamon (and bread of any kind!).

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  3. Hi Anita, its the same recipe, I really loved it, When I saw the recipe I already had the chips. They had been in the pantry for awhile. Then when at the market the store told me cinnamon chips are a seasonal item..at christmas. I stopped one day at another market chain and they carry them full time....So I purchased 3 bags! Wonderful post hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Take care have a great weekend.......................Andi the wednesday baker

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  4. Oh my goodness Anita. They look incredible. Cinnamon chips? You guys have all the good stuff over there. What I wouldn't do with a bag of those babies.

    Anne xx

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  5. What a great recipe...gonna have to look for those cinnamon chips....Thanks for linking up@CountryMommaCooks have a wonderful weekend:)

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  6. Hi Anita. So fun that your sister sent you the recipe for a bake sale. I created the recipe for a bake sale. Your loaves look moist and delicious! So glad you were able to finally find the cinnamon chips. They're great in so many recipes. You might like my Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip Bread or my Cinnamon Apple Candy Cane Kolache with Cinnamon Drizzle too.

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  7. I'm so glad you found the chips because that bread looks amazing...I can almost smell it clear to Texas!!

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  8. I have a package of cinnamon chips. I'll make this, it looks delicious.

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  9. This looks amazing. My oldest son's favorite cookie is a snickerdoodle...I MUST make this for him! You have a wonderful blog and I'm your newest GFC follower. I also am following you on Bloglovin.com (it has a nice interface and uploads your posts for you...like google reader). I'd love for you to come visit my blog sometime! Have a wonderful day!

    Marilyn
    4you-withlove.blogspot.com

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  10. Cinnamon Chips!? I have never heard of such a thing and now I feel like I am missing out! This recipe looks great! :)

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  11. Mini breads, Yum! Love cinnamon chips.

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  12. I would love it if you came by CAST PARTY WEDNESDAY and shared your recipe with us. Thanks, I hope to see you there!
    ---Sheryl---
    http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/?p=25565

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  13. These breads look delicious. I just love snickerdoodles cookies/cakes and it's a great idea to bake with these small pans

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  14. We are a Snickerdoole family and we would just love this bread. It would be a special treat. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  15. I'm sooo excited! I just bought a couple bags of cinnamon chips when I saw them on the store shelf because I know they're not always easy to find. Makin' this soon....I grew up on snickerdoodles...anything that tastes like them is comfort food for me. =)

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  16. Looks fabulous, Anita!! I love those cinnamon chips!! Had to feature this at this week's Mop It Up Mondays! Thanks so much for linking up. Would be delighted for you to stop by again!
    http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/03/mop-it-up-mondays-6-winners-announced.html

    {HUGS},
    kristi

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  17. Anita - wanted you to know I'm sharing this recipe and a link back here today...pop over if you can. I LOOOOVE this delicious bread.

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  18. If you and some friends go in together you can order cinnamon chips year round from:
    http://www.bakingchipstore.com/index.php?productID=129
    Happy baking!

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  19. I made this into giant muffins and OH MY WORD!!! Also tried it with mini muffins but just not as good-need the bigger muffins to get the moist delicious inside and the delightfully sweet top. Thanks for sharing a new family favorite!

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