loaf of partially sliced breakfast bread

Breakfast Quick Bread with Cinnamon Topping

Yield: 14 slices
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Cooling Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

Inspired by Trader Joe's Pancake Bread. Serve this light bread that has just a hint of maple and cinnamon for breakfast or dessert.



  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon


  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
    2. In a small bowl mix together the flour,sugar, and cinnamon and crumbled butter. Set aside.
    3. Prepare a standard 9 x 5 loaf pan. Lightly coat the bottom with cooking oil spray and line with parchment paper going up the long sides of the pan.  Let the parchment paper overhang a bit so it’s easy to lift out of the pan.
    4. In a large bowl; a large bowl mix the flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
    5. In a medium bowl use an electric hand mixer to cream the butter and sugar until creamy and smooth, about 3 minutes.
    6. Add the eggs to the creamed butter, adding one at a time and mix on low until well incorporated.
    7. Mix in the applesauce, maple syrup, buttermilk,and the vanilla
    8. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing with a wooden spoon until combined. Don’t over mix.  The brea
    9. The consistency of the mixture will be between a dough and a cake batter.
    10. Spread the mixture into you prepared loaf pan.
    11. Sprinkle the topping mixture evenly over the top of the loaf.
    12. Bake on center rack at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes. The loaf is done when a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
    13. Cool breakfast bread for about 30 minutes before removing. Gently run a knife around the short edge of the pan to loosen the loaf that is not covered by parchment paper.
    14. Remove the loaf from the pan to finish cooling.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 14 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 226Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 190mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 3g

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