September Baking Challenge

cinnamon swirl quick bread slice

SEPTEMBER BAKING CHALLENGE

September 2020 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread

Did you find the Breakfast Pastries challenging this past month? You’re in for a treat because September’s quick bread is much easier. (And quicker!) I’m using this month to focus on an easier recipe since I know some of you are starting a new routine with children learning at home or back in school. This is also a wonderful recipe if you want children to help out in the kitchen– my toddler LOVED whisking the ingredients and sprinkling the cinnamon sugar on top. Though above all else, who doesn’t love a comforting quick bread? I think we could all use a soul-satisfying treat this month.


GIVEAWAY

Everyone who participates in the September Baking Challenge is automatically entered. See below for How to Join Sally’s Baking Challenge. We updated how to enter, so make sure you review the pink box below. (Enter via email!) My assistants and I keep track of your photos and randomly select 1 winner at the end of the month. This giveaway is open to the whole world. Giveaway ends on September 29th 2020 at 5pm ET.

1 winner will receive: $250 Amazon Gift Card. Winner will be selected at random and posted in the October Baking Challenge blog post on September 30th 2020.

Visit the Sally’s Baking Challenge FAQ page if you have any questions about my baking challenges!

How to Join Sally's Baking Challenge

  1. Recipe: On or around the 1st of each month, I publish a new challenge recipe. Sign up for Sally’s Baking Challenge emails so you’re alerted as soon as a new challenge recipe is published!
  2. Bake & Comment: Bake the recipe during that month.
  3. Send: Share your recipe photo with us via email: [email protected]. By emailing your recipe photo, you are automatically entered in the giveaway. For a bonus entry, leave a review on the challenge recipe. Instagram direct messages are hard to track, so please email your recipe photo instead. Feel free to share on social media using #sallysbakingchallenge and tagging me (@sallysbakeblog), but the only way to guarantee you are in the running is sending your entry via email.

Want to subscribe? Sign up for Sally’s Baking Challenge emails so you’re alerted as soon as a new challenge recipe is published.

Let’s Review the August Baking Challenge

August 2020 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Breakfast Pastries

One statement covers everything: I AM SO PROUD OF YOU! I know many of you felt nervous to try the breakfast pastries at home. I mean let’s be honest– it’s not an easy looking recipe. But by taking your time and not rushing the process, many of you were pleasantly surprised (and delighted!) with recipe success. I knew you could handle this. There were so many beautiful, delicious, and creative pastries this month. Some bakers tried different shapes and fillings, too. A few I loved seeing included: individual cranberry cream cheese pastries, mini pastry braids with cherry filling, and apple pie filling with crumble topping. Your creativity and courage inspire me every month. 🙂

One of my favorite recipe reviews came from reader Megan:

“Wow! This is might be my new favorite Sally recipe. Had a blast making them and really couldn’t believe how good they turned out considering how easy they were to make. We love cream cheese danishes so all were filled with cream cheese and topped with assorted jams, fresh berries or mini chocolate chips. Already thinking about all the endless flavors to try. Can’t wait to add them to the rotation and share them during the holidays! Another stellar recipe!”

We gathered as many breakfast pastry photo entries as we could and included them below. (Email is the only way to guarantee your photo will be included!)

collage of breakfast pastry photos

collage of breakfast pastry photos

collage of breakfast pastry photos

collage of breakfast pastry photos

collage of breakfast pastry photos

collage of breakfast pastry photos

collage of breakfast pastry photos

collage of breakfast pastry photos

collage of breakfast pastry photos

collage of breakfast pastry photos

collage of breakfast pastry photos

collage of breakfast pastry photos

collage of breakfast pastry photos

collage of breakfast pastry photos

collage of breakfast pastry photos

collage of breakfast pastry photos

collage of breakfast pastry photos

collage of breakfast pastry photos

collage of breakfast pastry photos

collage of breakfast pastry photos

collage of breakfast pastry photos

collage of breakfast pastry photos

collage of breakfast pastry photos

collage of breakfast pastry photos

collage of breakfast pastry photos

collage of breakfast pastry photos

collage of breakfast pastry photos

collage of breakfast pastry photos

collage of breakfast pastry photos

collage of breakfast pastry photos

collage of breakfast pastry photos

collage of breakfast pastry photos

Giveaway winner for August is Thomas and he has been notified. 🙂

breakfast pastry winner image

27 Comments

  1. Can’t wait to try this one! Been excited since you shared the preview last week.

    1. Happy baking, Melissa! I can’t wait to hear how you like this challenge recipe.

  2. Congratulations to Thomas! Looking forward to the cinnamon bread in September.

  3. Look at all those pretty pastries!! You’re right Sally it was easier once I got started. I made the pastry braids. They were delish!! I can’t wait for this cinnamon bread recipe.

    1. So glad you enjoyed the pastry challenge, Sheri – I hope you love the cinnamon bread just as much!

  4. Laurie Chaplen says:

    Congratulations to Thomas. I can’t wait to try cinnamon bread once the weather cools off. I’m sure my kids will devour it.

    1. Definitely 🙂 a perfect recipe for the cooling fall weather

      1. Laurie Chaplen says:

        Thanks so much!

  5. Valarie Roberts says:

    Hi Sally,
    I just discovered your monthly challenge. I’m so excited about trying your September challenge. I’m a new baker and I have found your website to be so helpful. I actually made your marble chocolate layer cake and it was a hit. Thanks for helping me grow and develop my baking and cooking skills on my journey to becoming a great baker/

    Best,
    Valarie

    1. Me too

    2. Thank you for the kind note, Valarie! I’m so glad you discovered my blog and monthly challenges. I always love to hear when my recipes and tips help my readers to grow their baking skills. Happy baking!

  6. Wow! Your team must have been busy with all those pics! Congrats Thomas! I have made the cinnamon bread before and looking forward to making it again for September ‘s challenge. It’s delicious AND super easy.

    1. Yes! We love to see all the beautiful entries throughout the month. Glad to hear you’ll be joining us for the September challenge, Christyne!

  7. This was only my 2nd challenge recipe and now I’m hooked! Love that you’re doing this. I have my cinnamon bread ingredients ready to go!

    1. Yay! I love to hear that, Cora – can’t wait for you to give the Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread a go.

  8. August was so much fun and September looks amazing! I make the danishes quite often as they were a hit with the entire family.

    1. Thrilled to hear you had so much fun with the August challenge, Grace – thank you for participating!

  9. Lauren Moulison says:

    Cinnamon swirl bread is baking now. I used 2% milk and plain yogurt. I can’t wait to taste it!! Congrats Thomas for winning in August!!

    1. I can almost smell it 😉 Hope you enjoy your bread, Lauren!

  10. I missed out on last month’s challenge but made this last night! Just submitted my photo- the loaf won’t last much longer 🙂

  11. First time participating in the monthly challenge. Made the Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread Challenge today and it was delicious! So easy to make, the difficulty came in waiting for it to cool so we could try it! Looking forward to the October challenge.

  12. I made this bread for my Oma and the rest of my family and they loved it! I added an extra 1\2 tbsp of cinnamon into the swirl mixture and 1 tsp into the batter to make the cinnamon flavour stronger. I’m 13 and this is my second baking challenge. Your amazing recipes have really helped me to get baking more during COVID 19. Thanks so much Sally!

    1. So sweet of you, Abby! I’m glad you are enjoying my recipes and the monthly baking challenges – happy baking!

  13. Loved making this recipe. It’s a new favorite quick bread to make!

  14. This was so easy and sooo wonderful. I made it for breakfast about 9am and it was gone by 4pm. My son loved it! As did I. Thanks for the recipe.

  15. hey.. i tried this on the day you posted.. and i cant express in words how much i loved it.. surprisingly my husband loved it too who is not a much big fan of cinnamon.. making this again on weekend!!

  16. All of my kiddos and I loved eating this for breakfast this morning! I added a cup of apples that we picked from the apple orchard!

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