CinnaRon’s – The Secret Recipe


Once upon a time in a far away seaside town called Guysborough, Nova Scotia there lived a a new arrival with a problem. A new farmers market was being created and the new arrival wanted to contribute. He didn’t own a garden so it was suggested he would run the coffee stand.

I was that new arrival and to supplement my array of organic coffees, tea and hot chocolate I decided I needed something sweet to give my little stand some added panache.

My mother had a wonderful recipe for cinnamon loaf. I have no idea of its origins but it has been a family favourite for years. It is also my go to recipe for holiday entertaining. It’s simple, tasty and very popular.

I dubbed my sweet – CinnaRon’s – a play on the name of the food chain. It proved very popular in my new seaside town.

In honour of the holiday I thought I would share CinnaRon’s secret recipe with you all.

Happy holidays to you all and to my wonderful friends in Guysbough a special hello!  end


CinnaRon’s Secret Recipe


1/4 cup butter

1 cup sugar

1 egg (beaten)

1 cup sour milk

2 cups flour

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp. vanilla

Cinnamon mixture 

3 tab. brown sugar

1 tab cinnamon



Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat well. Add sifted dry ingredients with sour milk and vanilla. Put 1/3 of batter in a greased and floured loaf pan. Sprinkle with 1/3 cinnamon mixture and continue until all the batter is used. If desired, a knife maybe drawn through the batter to create a swirl inside the loaf.

Bake one hour in 350 degree oven

Makes one loaf