Glazed Cinnamon Roll Bread

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Swirled with cinnamon, this Glazed Cinnamon Roll Bread is the perfect treat for morning, noon and night! #MyIcedCafeDo you guys use any of those apps that let you track other people’s locations? I don’t mean anything illegal, but rather the apps where you allow other people to track your location? The other night at trivia, a friend showed me how his worked. His fiancee was still on her way to meet us, so he just pulled up the app to see where she was. There she was on the map. “Oh, she hasn’t crossed the bridge yet. It’ll still be a few minutes.” Kinda cool, huh?

I’m not entirely sold on this tracking app thing, though. I do like the idea of checking to see if my wife is on her way home from work. In theory, that would allow me to have a hot dinner waiting on her as soon as she walks in the door. (“In theory” is the key phrase there.) But I can also see this tracking app turning against me. When my wife pulls up my location, chances are that she’ll see me in the kitchen taking pictures. All fine and good. But what is she pulls it up and I’m at the grocery store?  She’ll know that I’m out buying cereal on sale again. (I have a hard time passing up cereal on sale. There, I said it.) This whole handy dandy app could turn south quickly. We’ll have to see about that…stay tuned!

Swirled with cinnamon, this Glazed Cinnamon Roll Bread is the perfect treat for morning, noon and night! #MyIcedCafeSo my Mom came up from Nashville to visit recently. When I was but a wee little lad growing up down South, I’d always sneak into the kitchen to see what sort of delicious snack my Mom was baking. I’d often find cookies or cakes, and I’d often steal a piece for an after-school snack. (On a somewhat related note, why can’t adults have after-school snacks? That stops after like 6th grade. Let’s start a campaign to bring back after-school snacks for us older kids!)

With my Mom coming in town, I knew I wanted to have some sort of yummy baked good around.  After all, it’s only fair that I repay her for all those years of treats when I was a kid, right?  As regular readers of Spiced can attest, cinnamon rolls have always held a special place in my heart.  Cinnamon rolls are awesome.  But they really only taste great when they’re freshly baked.  I wanted a treat that I could make the day before my Mom arrived so that I could spend time hanging out with her instead.  I wanted this Glazed Cinnamon Roll Bread.

Swirled with cinnamon, this Glazed Cinnamon Roll Bread is the perfect treat for morning, noon and night! #MyIcedCafeMy Mom is like me.  She likes to get up early and enjoy a cup of coffee while chatting or watching the morning news.  (My wife is not a morning chatter…at all.  So it was great having someone to chat with in the morning!)  Each morning, we poured our cup of coffee and nibbled on a piece of this Glazed Cinnamon Roll Bread while we caught up on stories.  I wouldn’t trade that time for anything!

When we went down to Nashville last summer to visit my Mom and lil sister, we got onto an iced coffee kick.  Granted, it was hot in Nashville.  (Somehow in my move to the frozen Northland that is upstate New York, I had forgotten how hot it actually gets in the South.)  Someone had the genius idea to make a big batch of iced coffee, and we enjoyed a glass every afternoon on the back porch.  But here’s the thing…making iced coffee takes time.  (Iced coffee is not just coffee poured over ice!)  I recently discovered Folger’s® Iced Café.  These little bottles make it possible to make iced coffee in a flash.  And I’m all about things done in a flash…especially when said things are super tasty!

Swirled with cinnamon, this Glazed Cinnamon Roll Bread is the perfect treat for morning, noon and night! #MyIcedCafeTruthfully, both my Mom and I still reached for a mug of hot coffee to start the day.  However, by mid-afternoon, we needed a quick pick-me-up (did I mention that my Mom is a chatter?), and that’s where the Folger’s® Iced Café came to the rescue.  All it requires is a glass of milk.  Add as much or as little of the Iced Café as you like, and you’ve got a quick and easy afternoon treat.  These little bottles are super small and don’t require refrigeration, so I could see these being the perfect way to enjoy an iced coffee on the go.

Like all of Folger’s® coffees, the four Iced Café flavors are all made from rich, aromatic Mountain Grown® beans.  We went with Vanilla Latte, and it tasted just like an iced coffee from a coffeehouse.  Of course, we served those Vanilla Latte iced coffees with a slice of homemade Glazed Cinnamon Roll Bread.  From the bread to the iced coffees to the long chats, I give my Mom’s recent visit a 2-thumbs up!

What are your thoughts about those location tracker apps?  What would you serve with a glass of iced coffee?

Swirled with cinnamon, this Glazed Cinnamon Roll Bread is the perfect treat for morning, noon and night!

Glazed Cinnamon Roll Bread

Swirled with cinnamon, this Glazed Cinnamon Roll Bread is the perfect treat for morning, noon and night!
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 333kcal

Ingredients

For the Bread

  • cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup pecans finely chopped
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the Cinnamon Swirl

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp milk

For the Glaze

  • ¾ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Grease and flour a 9”x5” loaf pan; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pecans.)
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together all the wet ingredients (eggs, melted butter, sour cream and vanilla).
  • Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients; stir until just incorporated. (Tip: Do not overmix at this stage!)
  • Transfer the batter into the greased loaf pan; smooth the top of the batter with a spatula.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the Cinnamon Swirl (sugar, cinnamon and milk). Using a tablespoon measure, drop the Cinnamon Swirl mixture randomly across the top of the dough. Use a table knife to gently swirl and mix this mixture into the dough.
  • Bake at 350°F for 48-52 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out mostly clean.
  • Let bread cool for 30 minutes in the pan and then transfer to a cooling rack until completely cooled.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the Glaze (powdered sugar, milk and vanilla).
  • Once bread has cooled, drizzle Glaze over the top. Let dry for 20 minutes before serving.

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34 Comments

    1. Thanks, Mary! I gotta admit that a glass of the iced coffee with a slice of this cinnamon roll bread is pretty much the perfect afternoon snack. Thank you so much for commenting!! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Cailee! Not only is this cinnamon roll bread delicious…but it’s super easy to make, too. I’m all about easy and delicious! Thank you so much for commenting! 🙂

  1. This Glazed Cinnamon Roll Bread looks quite inviting (am loving the pecan inclusion). I’m like you, a morning person and this would be perfect right now with my Quad Espresso! As for that tracking app, it could be a double edged sword for sure. Sometimes there’s too much technology. Have a great weekend fellow #Wolfpacker

  2. So this is weird – your friend told you and yesterday a coworker told me about this app “Life360” that is a tracking app, too – she was trying to get me to use it on my daughter…though I am undecided… in an emergency…like when she got in that wreck, I could have known exactly where she was…but otherwise….hmmm…I got some pondering to do…if the tables were turned, my daughter would know I spend way too many lunches at Home Depot! Then she is gonna question why I want her to come with me to HD again that same evening…she might start to think I have an addiction…UGH…never mind! I just NEED a slice of this cinnamon roll bread to calm my nerves now! 🙂 David, seriously, what a fantastic idea to make cinnamon rolls into a loaf – I am not big into iced coffee though (I am thinking I might have not had the good kind yet) – so HOT coffee would be my choice to go with this!
    Hope y’all have a wonderful weekend!

    1. I had no idea you are a Home Depot junkie, Shashi! I need to hear more about this. Are you just always building something?? Also, the Home Depots in Atlanta are incredible! We used to live like 5 miles from the main HQ one…and that was flippin’ awesome since we were new homeowners. But yes, I think a slice of cinnamon roll bread would absolutely calm your nerves, Shashi! I do love hot coffee, but iced coffees are an awesome afternoon treat when the weather gets warmer. But you gotta try a good one! Iced coffee is NOT just hot coffee poured over ice. 🙂 Hope you are having an awesome weekend, my ATL friend!!

  3. haha I agree with you David. Even though this app sounds kinda cool, I think I will likely be happier without it! On another note this cinnamon roll bread looks to die for!! Send me some!

    1. So yeah, that app is tempting for sure, Ami…but it could also backfire on me way too easily. Haha! But this cinnamon roll bread? Yeah, it disappeared way too fast. I’ll make another loaf and send it over to ya! 🙂

  4. This cinnamon roll bread looks amazing! I love anything with cinnamon flavour and that glaze is divine! 😀 Definitely want to try this recipe soon, it would make a perfect weekend breakfast! Thanks for sharing, David!

    1. Oh, this totally would be a great weekend breakfast, Jess! We ended up snacking on it mostly in the afternoon…but I think another loaf needs to magically appear on my countertop for breakfast tomorrow! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Catherine! This bread is perfect for morning breakfast with a cup of coffee…but it’s also great as afternoon snack. (And I may or may not have eaten a piece for dessert one night, too. Haha!) I hope you’re having a great weekend!

    1. Cinnamon is probably my favorite spice of all time, Kelsey…but I really only like it in desserts. I can’t do the cinnamon in savory food thing. But yes, the pecans steal the show for this bread! I’m a huge fan of adding chopped nuts in all of the breads that I make. It’s totally worth the extra effort. I hope you’re having an awesome weekend!!

  5. Umm I think I am okay without the app. Too much of anything is bad and technology is no exception! But oh wait there is an exception – Cinnamon 😀 I can never have enough of it! The bread looks so good, I can smell it through the screen! Yummy!

    1. I agree with you, Manali! I think I could order cinnamon by the truckload. I love it! And this bread is a great way to highlight cinnamon deliciousness. 🙂 But yes, I think technology is awesome…but you always have to keep in mind how far is too far. For now, I’ll stick to just making lots and lots of loaves of this cinnamon roll bread!

    1. Thank you so much, Christina! Cinnamon rolls are one of the best things ever…so it stands to reason that cinnamon roll bread would be delicious, too, right? I hope you’re having a great weekend! (Also, why is it snowing right now!?!)

  6. Whoa, those apps totally could be a double edged sword….Way to get caught out haha! Can we also seriously campaign to bring back afternoon snacks? Kids have it good these days. We have aisles dedicated to them! Like you, cinnamon rolls have a fine place in my heart (even if they are…not the best quality lol) and pairing it with coffee is mandatory!

    1. You are totally right, Arman. I just left the grocery store, and there are whole aisles dedicated to kids snacks. It’s insane! I guess one could argue that the produce section is the adult snack aisle…but come on. We need more cinnamon roll bread in our lives!!

  7. I love knowing that your mom is a chatter, and I am not surprised at all! The tracking app could go south quickly, though spying on you buying cereal sounds like a pretty tame version of “going south!” Lol. Yummy sounding bread David. Have a great weekend.

    1. Wait…are you saying that I am a chatter, Katie? 😉 (Laura does say that I could carry on a conversation with a brick wall…haha.) Hey, I’m glad you see it my way! There are far worse things in life than buying too much cereal on sale!! I’m going to use your comment as backup next time I go on a cereal run. 🙂 I hope you’re having an awesome weekend!!

  8. Hi David! I am making this tomorrow am to have with coffee! I love cinnamon rolls, but they are only really good when fresh out of the oven. This might last a day or two:)

    1. Haha! I totally agree with you, Dorothy…cinnamon rolls are one of my favorite creations of all time! But this cinnamon roll bread is right up there, too. I hope you enjoy(ed) it as much as we do!!

    1. Heck yeah! I eat cinnamon rolls all year long, but I do love them extra at Christmas. This bread is super easy and makes for a great breakfast or mid-afternoon snack. Plus, how can you turn down cinnamon?!?

  9. Yea, I’ve heard of those tracking apps… my techie buddy secretly got me to grant him access somehow so he knows where I am at all times thanks to my phone. It’s cool and creepy all at the same time hahahaha. This bread is pretty legit dude! #wolfpackbakes

    1. Why thank you, kind sir! I suspect that your techie buddy was up to no good with that app. Now he can track you at all hours of the day. Kinda like Big Brother. Haha…just kidding! Technology these days is pretty darn cool, but sometimes it can be a bit much, too. I’m off to howl at the moon…oh, and also to find another slice of cinnamon roll bread.

    1. It definitely was delicious with iced coffee, Kristin! The perfect afternoon snack in my opinion. Now I just wish I had another slice hanging out in the kitchen. Thanks so much for stopping by…have a great weekend! 🙂

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