How to Make Great Cinnamon Bread

Things You’ll Need:

  • flour
  • milk
  • sugar
  • cinnamon
  • eggs
  • canola oil
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • vanilla
  • vanilla instant pudding

Step 1

Throughout the entire recipe, do not use metal spoons or equipment. Use only plastic/ceramic bowls. Do not refrigerate. Release air from bag as necessary; it is normal for the batter to bubble and ferment.

Step 2

THIS STEP CREATES YOUR STARTER. Put 1/3 cup each of flour, milk, and sugar into a gallon freezer bag. Mash the bag to mix the ingredients. This is you first day. Set the bag on your counter and mush the bag once a day for 10 days. DO NOT REFRIGERATE.

Step 3

After 10 days, add 1 cup each of flour, milk, and sugar to the bag. Mash once a day for 4 more days.

Step 4

The fourth day is baking day. Pour the content of the bag into a non-metal bowl.

Step 5

Add 1-1/2 cups each of flour, milk, and sugar. Mix with a non-metal spoon.

Step 6

Measure 4 separate batters of 1 cup each into gallon freezer bags. You may keep a starter for yourself and pass the others to friends with a copy of these directions. Make note on each bag of the current date. THIS IS DAY ONE.

Step 7

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Step 8

Grease two large baking pans. Mix 1/2 cup of sugar with 2 teaspoons of cinnamon. Dust both pans with half the mixture.

Step 9

To the batter in the bowl, add 3 eggs, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup oil, 1/2 cup milk, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 2 cups flour, and 1 large box of vanilla instant pudding (powder only).

Step 10

Pour batter into both pans and sprinkle both with remaining sugar/cinnamon mix on top.

Step 11

Bake in the middle of the oven for one hour.

Step 12

Allow the bread to cool for 10 ten minutes before serving.

<u>Tips & Warnings</u>

  • Step 2 only creates the starter. If you have one already, DO NOT DO THIS STEP. Simply add the 1 cup each of flour, milk, and sugar on the 6th day (the person who gave you the starter should have logged when day 1 was) and bake on the 10th day.
  • You may substitute the 1 cup oil for 1/2 cup oil and 1/2 cup applesauce