Grease the bottom of a loaf pan. Set aside.
In a small bowl, combine 1/2 c sugar and 1 Tb cinnamon. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine 2 c flour, 1 c sugar, 1 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp salt.
Stir together, and set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine....
1 Tb lemon juice or white vinegar...
and enough milk to make 1 cup. (This is my substitution for buttermilk, because I never buy it, so it is never on hand.)
Add 1/4 c vegetable or olive oil
and 1 tsp vanilla...combine.
Now you are going to mix the liquid mixture into the flour mixture.
Mix until it is just blended.
Batter will be very thick.
Carefully spread half of the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
Next, you are going to take the cinnamon-sugar mixture, and sprinkle about 2/3 of it onto the batter.
Carefully spoon the remaining batter over the top, and spread it as evenly as possible.
Sprinkle with remaining cin-sugar.
Now you are going to take a knife, and run the knife through the batter, end to end, zig-zagging the length of the pan.
Then continue right around to do the same across the pan.
It will look something like this.
Now you are going to bake it for 50-65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. The loaf will form a crunchy crust on top.
And when you slice it....
You can top with a simple glaze if you like.
Printable Version: Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread