Whole Wheat Cinnamon-Sugar Bread

On Monday afternoon I doled out the last two slices of bread to Aedan for part of his snack, and flipped through my online cookbook at food.com to determine what type of bread I wanted to make to tide us over until grocery getting later in the week.

An aside: I refuse to visit the grocery store more than once a week, unless we have an unexpected social gathering that requires food.  I feel like unorganized shopping and multiple grocery trips are some type of bad mark on the report card of motherhood.  When we had two grocery stores in town, I was a little more lenient and looked at shopping at both stores in the same week as an opportunity to help our local economy.  (and keep the doughnut store in business!)  Apparently my plan didn’t work, so now we are left to better meal planning, grocery list organization, and one trip/week.

I settled on a Cinnamon-Sugar bread, knowing that we would likely use it to make french toast for breakfast on Tuesday as well.

As with most bread recipes, I swapped out the bread flour and used whole wheat instead, and it was pretty tasty.

During afternoon snack, Emma even gave up the doughnut Aedan had picked out at the gas station for her and said, “Mom, I didn’t have very much wheat today at school.  Do we have any of that bread from breakfast left?”

I love my bread machine.  There is rarely a week when I don’t use it at least once – if not two or three times.  If you don’t have one and are considering a purchase, check the Black Friday deals.  Last year they had some great buys!

And now, the recipe:

Cinnamon-Sugar Bread for the Bread Machine

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  1. Place ingredients in the bread machine pan in the order suggested by the manufacturer. (Mine is liquids first, yeast last in its little well)
  2. Bake using the sweet bread setting if your machine has it.  Otherwise, use the white bread setting.  I choose a light crust whenever possible.
  3. When the bread is done, remove from the machine and let sit on a rack for 10 minutes before removing from the pan.

Makes great french toast, and is also yummy plain.  Next time I am going to try brown sugar instead of white.