Dilemma: You would like to wake up on Saturday morning and have fresh cinnamon rolls and coffee for breakfast. BUT, you don't want to get up at 4 am. I don't blame you. A staunch morning person, I feel that 4 am is too early for anyone. But I'm going to show you how to make it happen!
This recipe is awesome, and I can't take credit for inventing it. It was given to me by one of my coworkers. Man, FACS (Family and Consumer Science) teachers really have some good recipes, people. But the genius of this method is that you could do this with ANY quick bread recipe you like.
Allow me to demonstrate. Step 1: Friday night. Throw the following into a gallon ziploc bag: 2 c. flour, 1 T. baking powder, 1/2 t. salt, 1/2 c. sugar. Put that bag on the counter. Go to bed.
Step 2: Wake up on Saturday. Stumble into kitchen. Preheat oven to 350. Put the coffee on. Beat together in a bowl: 1 egg, 1 c. milk, 1/3 c. plain yogurt, 2 t. vanilla. Add the ingredients in your ziploc bag. Don't overmix! It should look like this:
Oil a standard loaf pan and put the bread mixture inside:
Then, melt 2 T. butter in the microwave. Stir in 1/3 c. sugar and 2 t. cinnamon. It will make a slurry-type mixture:
(Note glowing blue light of coffee pot in background.)
Next, put the cinnamon mixture on top of the bread. Use a knife to swirl the cinnamon into the bread:
Throw that bread in the oven! Now, go enjoy your coffee for 45 minutes. Check in on Facebook. Or, go back to bed! 45 minutes later, you've got breakfast!
Now, I'd like to say "wait 30 minutes until cooled before removing the bread from the pan." But I won't. Because honestly, I never do that. This bread is totally amazing when hot from the oven. So go ahead and hack out a piece while it's still hot:
Doesn't get any better than this! Recipe is included below. I love this method for making quick breads, preparing the ingredients the night before! Let me know if you try it!
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