Makes: 1 loaf
Preheat oven 3500 F
½ cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 Flax Egg = 1 Tablespoon ground flax seed soaked in 2 Tbl water
1 cup buttermilk,
[if needed make homemade buttermilk: 1 cup milk plus 1 Tbl vinegar]
2 cups flour [ white or fine whole wheat]
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoon cinnamon
Make flax egg: add 1 T ground flax in 2 T water, let it sit for 5 minutes.
Make Cinnamon Mixture: In a small dish combine 2 t cinnamon with 1/3 cup sugar.
In a mixing bowl: Combine 2 cups flour with 1 teaspoon baking soda.
In a separate bowl, cream together ½ cup butter, 1 cup sugar, and flax egg mixture.
Once this is creamed slowly add in flour mixture alternating with 1 cup buttermilk. Stir only until blended, do not over mix.
Place half the batter into an oiled loaf pan.
Sprinkle 3/4 of the cinnamon sugar mixture on this first layer of batter.
Add the remaining batter to the loaf pan, top with remaining cinnamon sugar.
Create swirls of cinnamon throughout the dough by using a knife inserted into the batter, then twisting and turning it throughout the batter.
Bake 45-50 min, [test with toothpick]
Cool before removing from pan.