Cinnamon swirl bread _ my baking addiction

Last month I confessed my fear of yeast bread, but after a somewhat successful attempt at Rum Raisin Bread – I gained a little confidence and before long, I was a yeast bread making machine.

Amber encouraged me to broaden my yeast skills and graciously put together a list of her must-have bread making tools. Best banana muffin recipe ever Coincidentally, King Arthur Flour released a free shipping code the following day. Easy banana muffin recipe It was fate – fate I tell ya. Banana muffin recipe healthy I put everything that Amber recommend into my KAF cart (see below for her list) and tossed in a 10 pound bag of flour because hey, free shipping is a good thing.


While impatiently awaiting my KAF loot, I combed the web for yeast recipes – bookmarking too many to count, but I kept returning to this Cinnamon Swirl Bread from King Arthur Flour. Banana muffin recipe best I am a lover of all things cinnamon – well, except fake cinnamon like Big Red Gum, that kind of cinnamon makes me cough something fierce.

This bread is pretty simple to make – so simple in fact that I made it two days in a row and let Brian’s daughter do most of the work. Banana muffin recipe easy We didn’t roll our first loaf tight enough, so it had a couple of gaps within the swirls, but it was incredibly tasty. Banana cake recipe with sour cream The following morning we sliced it up super thick and made the most delicious French Toast ever. Best vegan banana bread recipe Serving it alongside some thick cut bacon made for an incredible Sunday morning feast.

By now you may have skimmed down to find the recipe – but it’s not here. Banana nut bread with cream cheese I really didn’t change one thing about the KAF recipe AND they have step by step photos and if you’re at all like me – you need all the help you get! For these reasons, I thought it was best to link you directly to their recipe. Moist banana cake recipe with sour cream Plus, I figured you’d be heading to their site to check out the goods on Amber’s Must-Have List! You can thank Amber later for your newly developed KAF addiction!

All in all my yeast fear is quickly fading and I can’t wait to share some of my other yeast successes with you.

Do you have a fear of yeast baking? How about we go on this journey together? Surf on over to the King Arthur Flour site and pick a recipe or print this one. Banana bread recipe self raising flour I’d love to hear about your experiences making it in the comments.

King Arthur Flour bakers use this yeast in their bakery on location in Norwich, VT. Rachael ray chocolate chip banana bread I was personally told by several of the bakers that it is the best they’ve found. Easy vegan banana bread Baker’s Special Dry Milk

Dry milk from the grocery store is just fine for yeast baking. Healthy blueberry banana bread But if you aren’t quite getting the rise out of your bread that you expected, or the tastiness, give the specially formulated KAF dry milk a shot. Banana bread with cream cheese recipe They had it created just to their specifications, for their bakers. Banana bread with cream cheese When I visited KAF, they showed me a loaf baked with it and without it, and the loaf with it definitely rose higher and looked prettier. Healthy banana blueberry bread Bowl and Dough Scraper

At the King Arthur Flour Baking Education Center, they use these little dough scrapers for *everything* from mixing dough by hand to scraping down kneading surfaces to slicing dough into desired sizes. Banana blueberry bread healthy I’ve found myself using it at home constantly, and not just for bread baking. Paleo blueberry banana bread It’s a cheap “food mover” from my island to my stovetop, and it cleans the heck out of sauces that dried and stuck to my countertop without a ton of elbow grease. Mini banana bread recipe Dough Whisk

You may look at this item and go, “What the..”, but as the KAF Bakers told us at the BEC, just try it. Vegan banana bread applesauce It mixes dough well, and easily, without a lot of exertion. Gluten free banana bread recipe Plus, when you’re working dough by hand or with wooden spoon, you can have a tendency to overmix because it takes so much work to get it through the thick dough. Dairy free banana bread recipe This tool prevents that. Best vegan banana bread The Perfect Beaker

Something I didn’t know before attending classes at King Arthur Flour – dry ingredients and wet ingredients should not be measured in the same containers. Simple vegan banana bread Metal measuring cups are for dry ingredients. How to freeze banana bread These beakers are for wet. How to store banana bread They are lightweight, easy to clean, easy to see measurements in all sorts of increments, and incredibly accurate. Banana cake recipe nz So much of baking is science, and you’ll have a better result if you’re accurate from the start.

What perfect timing! I make home-made bread every week and today I was going to attempt Cinnamon Raisin Bread. Banana bread with olive oil I was even going to look up a recipe at King Arthur Flour, then at the last minute decided just to make three loaves of my regular white. Dairy free banana cake recipe Now, after reading your post today, tomorrow I am going to make this bread. South african banana bread recipe I’m hoping it comes out as lovely as yours looks because I’m really craving for Cinnamon Raisin toast!

I have only baked with yeast like two times in my life. Quick banana cake recipe I’m not really sure if I find it intimidating because I usually am so careful when it comes to the temperature, but then again I might have just been lucky those few times. Moist banana walnut bread Anyways, I love the look of your cinnamon swirl bread! Cinnamon swirl bread is one of my favorites!

So glad you are conquering your fear of yeast!! KAF is my favorite site to go to for all kinds of bread recipes and I have all the must have items listed about except for the beaker because I already have a nice liquid measuring cup. Allrecipes com banana bread The other must have item for bread baking is a scale. Banana bread with peanut butter I use mine all the time & it cuts down on the number of dirty dishes that I mess up! Most all of the KAF recipes provide measurements in ounces too so it makes it super easy to use the scale. Banana nut loaf recipe They have a PDF with all of the common ingredients used in baking that tells you the weight of certain measurements (i.e. Banana bread no butter 1 cup of powdered sugar = 4 ounces). Fluffy banana bread recipe I have a printed copy I keep in my cabinet where my baking ingredients are stored for easy reference.

Enjoy the wonders & delicious taste of homemade bread! Beware though, you might have to make extra trips to the gym to counteract the extra calories!

I totally agree with Debbie about a scale! It makes measuring so much easier and more accurate. Banana muffins with buttermilk And KAF posts all their recipes with both weights and volume measurements. Banana cake no butter The scale is perfect for making the no-knead bread recipes that are out there. Banana bread recipe jamie oliver I have made this cinnamon swirl bread from KAF before and it’s amazingly good!!

I used to be the same way until I came across a recipe for a Provencal Style Herb and Cheese Bread that I had to try. Super healthy banana bread It came out perfectly on the first try which gave me the confidence to make more, and now it feels like I’ve been making bread forever. Banana loaf recipe jamie oliver And King Arthur is the bomb diggity!

Oh, LOVELY. Banana cake recipe jamie oliver I have made this KAF recipe before (had the inevitable gap under my lid the first time, too) and it is spectacular. Coconut flour banana bread recipe Yours looks perfect. Nutella banana bread recipe And isn’t it neat how reliable yeast is? I actually have a harder time with quick breads than I do with yeast breads, which you can pretty much beat the crap out of and still get a yummy loaf. Banana oat bread healthy Well done! Another kitchen accomplishment to check off the list!

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