Maple Cinnamon Quick Bread

Alright, look. Sometimes, not always, just every now and then, I see a recipe and I think “oh, that will smell amazing.” And then I make the recipe.

Not because I’m hungry, not because it’s dinner time, not because I have guests coming over who might appreciate delicious baked goods. No. I make recipes because they will probably make my house smell like Fall blew up in it.

Why, yes. I do know that they sell candles for just this reason. In fact, I even own some of those candles!

Real food just smells more, you know, real. Besides, even if I’m not hungry when I start mixing up the ingredients, by the time the smells start kicking in, you know my tummy will be grumbling.

In conclusion, I am not weird, Fall smells amazing, candles are over-rated, and you should go bake some of this bread.

The end.

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Maple Cinnamon Quick Bread


For the bread:
2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup pure maple syrup
1 cup buttermilk
2 large eggs
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup browned butter
1/4 cup cold butter cubed
1 tablespoon cinnamon
For the icing:
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla. Slowly whisk in the browned butter.
Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
In a small bowl, cut the butter and cinnamon together until you have small pea sized chunks.
Fold into the batter.
Pour into a greased 9x5 loaf pan.
Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Allow to cool for 15 minutes before icing.
To make the icing, whisk together all ingredients. Add more sugar or cream to reach the desired consistency.
Drizzle over the top of the bread or spread on individual slices.

lightly adapted from Bakeaholic Mama

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19 Responses to “Maple Cinnamon Quick Bread”

  1. Cookbook Queen November 13, 2011 @ 6:58 pm (#

    Hello madam, I would like some of this bread.

    Nevermind, I’ll make my own. I want Fall to blow up in my heezie too.


  2. avril November 13, 2011 @ 7:16 pm (#

    Sounds (and smells) like H.E.A.V.E.N. in a bread…..ahhhhh I must make this recipe! Many thanks for sharing! :-)


  3. Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious November 13, 2011 @ 7:39 pm (#

    Karly, this looks and sounds so wonderful. I need to stash this recipe in my to bake list. Thanks for sharing!


  4. Joanne November 13, 2011 @ 7:41 pm (#

    I’d always rather eat my fall smells than just smell them. that’s my excuse and I’m sticking by it!


  5. Jessica @ How Sweet November 13, 2011 @ 7:52 pm (#

    I need a whole loaf of this… now!


  6. Simone November 14, 2011 @ 12:49 am (#

    There is nothing that can beat fall smells in actual food. I have those candles too but really baking something deliciously fally is just the best!!


  7. Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama November 14, 2011 @ 5:40 am (#

    oh yours looks amazing!!


  8. Michelle November 14, 2011 @ 9:50 am (#

    The bread looks amazing, and you can’t eat a candle, so I vote for filling your house with delicious aromas from the real deal.


  9. brandi November 15, 2011 @ 8:07 am (#

    all good reasons and the same excuses i use to bake WAY too many desserts for the two of us :)


  10. Lauren November 15, 2011 @ 7:40 pm (#

    YUM! I have been looking for a good Thanksgiving-y bread recipe! Thanks for sharing. :)


  11. grace November 16, 2011 @ 6:08 pm (#

    no candle could, well, hold a candle to the aroma that’d be coming out of the oven with this one. lovely!


  12. Kelsey December 8, 2011 @ 2:38 pm (#

    Baked goods are way better than candles.


  13. Karen @ The Food Charlatan October 16, 2013 @ 11:25 am (#

    This bread totally hit the spot Karly. I LOVED it. I ate it for dinner. And this morning for breakfast. No regrets! Thanks for the awesome recipe! I blogged about it over here:


    • Karly replied: — October 19th, 2013 @ 4:42 pm

      Haha! Bet it was an amazing dinner! :)


  14. Suzanne August 10, 2014 @ 10:43 am (#

    THIS SMEELS AMAZING. So much that it woke my daughter up out of a sound sleep. If it tastes half as good as it smells it will be heaven.


    • Karly replied: — August 10th, 2014 @ 9:04 pm


      Hope it tasted as good as it smelled! :)



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