Happy New Year to you all! Sorry for the delay in my wishes, but I was down in New Orleans with my family to ring in 2013! It was such a wonderful trip. I fell in love with the city and will definitely have a full NOLA blog post for you soon! 2012 was a rough year, so I am hoping that the fun my family and I had in New Orleans is telling of the great things to come this year!
As for New Year's Resolutions, I don't really make them...well, I don't make traditional resolutions. I'd never make a food or exercise resolution cause let's be honest, I'd never keep it. Everything in moderation right?! I kept my resolution last year to drink 64 oz. of water a day and I seriously felt so much better. I don't know if I am just saying that, but now I can't live without all that water! This year, I just am hoping to keep in better touch with friends and family and focus on being a more well-rounded and kind individual. It's not always easy!
But, since I am not cutting off sugar and carbs and all that fun stuff, I present to you this Snickerdoodle Bread. This is a recipe that I've eyed on Pinterest for over a year but have never made. I finally hunted down Hershey's Cinnamon Chips (gracias, Walmart) and put them to work! I made this bread for our neighbors' Christmas gifts, but my family kept a loaf for ourselves too! We munched on this bread while opening stockings on Christmas (hence the platter in the photos).
While the bread isn't the most photogenic, it sure is delicious. The cinnamon flavor is there, but it isn't overwhelming or overpowering. The bread is super soft, and it complements nicely the slight bite of the cinnamon chips. Like most quick breads, my FAVORITE part to eat is the top. The top of this bread is a bit crunchy from the cinnamon sugar mixture poured on top before baking...it's divine. I wanted to cut the tops off all the breads and save them for myself, but Christmas is about giving so I refrained (whomp).
Even if you are making a resolution to eat better, you should give this bread a try! Everyone's sweet tooth deserves a reward now and then! Enjoy!
***I linked up this post over at Taste and Tell,Chocolate, Chocolate and More, Recipes For My Boys, & Food Done Light
Recipe from Eat Cake for Dinner
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 3 large eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 3/4 cup sour cream (I used light)
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 pkg. Hershey's Cinnamon Chips
- 3 tbsp. sugar
- 3 tsp. cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease either 4 mini loaf pans or 2 regular loaf pans and set aside.
- Whisk together your flour and baking powder in a mixing bowl and set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer (or hand mixer) cream together butter, sugar, salt and cinnamon until fluffy. Add the eggs and mix well. Add the vanilla and sour cream and mix well.
- Add your dry ingredients (flour and baking soda) to your wet ingredients and mix well.
- Once all other ingredients are mixed well, stir your cinnamon chips into the batter.
- Divide your batter between your 4 mini loaf pans or your 2 regular loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-38 minutes (mini loaves) or for 55-65 minutes (regular loaves). Let cool before removing from pan. Enjoy!