It all started with Pinterest. I was browsing recent pins via my iPhone when a picture of bread caught my attention. This bread had a cinnamon streak running through its center, and looked like just the thing we needed to complement our suppertime soup. I clicked through to the Whisk and a Prayer website for a closer look. All basic ingredients on-hand? Check. Time to throw it together before supper? Check. Reasonable expectation it will be delicious? Check.
My three concerns with the recipe as I found it on A Whisk and a Prayer:
- Lots of sugar
- Vegetable oil
To overcome those concerns, I reduced the amount of sugar (admittedly I could have done more, but I’ll save that to tackle next time), I substituted coconut milk for the dairy, and substituted coconut oil for the vegetable oil. This was a complete experiment; I had no idea how it would taste, but figured it would turn out great.
If you’ve not used coconut milk and/or coconut oil – don’t worry that your bread will taste coconuty. It won’t. It will be simply sweet and moist.