Love cinnamon rolls but don’t have the time to mix, knead, let rise and bake? Make this fun and delicious quick bread instead! It’s perfect for gift-giving or your own breakfast table.
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup chopped toasted walnuts*
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup whole milk
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 to 2 tablespoons whole milk
3 tablespoons chopped toasted walnuts*
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8x4-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Combine all filling ingredients in small bowl.
2. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl.
3. Beat 1 cup sugar and butter in large bowl at medium speed 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla until smooth and well-blended. At low speed, beat in flour mixture in 3 parts alternately with 3/4 cup milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
4. Spread one-third of the batter in pan; sprinkle with half of the filling. Top with half of the remaining batter, spreading gently. Sprinkle with remaining filling. Spread with remaining batter. Gently run thin knife through batter to swirl.
5. Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until golden brown and skewer inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely.
6. Whisk powdered sugar, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla and 1 tablespoon of the milk in small bowl, adding additional milk for desired consistency. Drizzle over top of bread, allowing to drip down sides. Sprinkle with remaining 3 tablespoons walnuts; press into icing. Let stand until set. (Bread can be made 3 days ahead. Cover and store at room temperature.)
1 (14-slice) loaf
TIP *To toast walnuts, place on baking sheet; bake at 350°F. for 6 to 8 minutes or until pale brown.
PER SLICE: 235 calories, 7 g total fat (3 g saturated fat), 3 g protein, 40 g carbohydrate, 25 mg cholesterol, 130 mg sodium, 1 g fiber