Monday, December 8, 2014

Get Ready for Christmas with Cinnamon Loaves

It is hard to believe that these delicious cinnamon loaves for Christmas morning start with a simple yellow cake mix. They are moist and sugary and will fill your home with sugar plum smells while baking. The very best thing about the loaves are that they wonderfully. Pull one out a few hours before serving, unwrap, and you will have an easy addition to your Christmas morning breakfast buffet.
We love cinnamon at my house, and I have recently learned to splurge a little and purchase the Saigon or Vietnamese cinnamon. It makes a world of difference in baking, expecially during the holidays, when you will certainly want your home filled with the aroma of the season.

Cinnamon Loaves

1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix with pudding
4 large eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons Saigon cinnamon

Beat first five ingredients with an electric mixer about 3 minutes
Pour half of batter evenly into 2 greased and floured 8 X 3 3/4 inch loaf pans
Stir together cinnamon and sugar
Sprinkle half of sugar over batter in the pans
Pour remaining batter evenly into loaf pans, and sprinkle evenly with remaining sugar.
Gently swirl with a knife.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool in pan on wire racks
These freeze well
Wrap in saran wrap and then wrap in aluminum foil.

Enjoy!!!! So easy - the kids can bake them!!!

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