Recipe Summary

40 mins
1 hr 5 mins
25 mins
2 large loaves (16 slices per loaf) or 4 small loaves (8 slices per loaf)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of two 9x5x3-inch or four 7-1/2x3-1/2x2-inch loaf pans; set aside. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside.

  • In a large mixing bowl beat 2 cups sugar and shortening until combined. Add eggs and vanilla; beat just until combined. Beginning and ending with buttermilk, alternately add buttermilk and flour mixture to the egg mixture.

  • In a small bowl combine the 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon.

  • Spoon half the batter into the prepared pans. Sprinkle with half the cinnamon-sugar. Spoon in remaining batter, sprinkle with remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture. To marble the batter and cinnamon-sugar, use a thin metal spatula or table knife to cut through batter, pulling up in a circular motion.

  • Bake bread for 40 to 50 minutes, depending on the size of loaf pans, or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

189 calories; fat 7g; cholesterol 27mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 29g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 2g; trans fatty acid 1g; sugars 17g; protein 3g; vitamin a 48.6IU; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; folate 32.3mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 199mg; potassium 50mg; calcium 50.5mg; iron 0.9mg.