Honey Spice Bread straddles the fine line between bread and cake, but trust us: no one will be complaining, especially not your tastebuds. Each bite of this moist loaf is infused with sweet, floral honey and warm autumnal spices for a seasonal flavor you’ll be craving all year round. On top is a simple but lip-licking good glaze that brings an extra touch of enchantment. Serve Honey Spice Bread warm by itself or with a pat of butter for extra indulgence and you’ll be amazed how it changes your morning from good to great!

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For the bread:

  • 2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup canola oil

For the glaze:

  • 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 teaspoons 2% milk


Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Step 2 –Grease an 8×4-inch loaf pan.

Step 3 –In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and 1/3 cup of the milk.

Step 4 –Over low heat, cook and stir the mixture until the brown sugar is dissolved.

Step 5 –Transfer the saucepan from the heat.

Step 6 –In a large bowl, whisk the flour, the baking powder, the cinnamon, the nutmeg, and the cloves.

Step 7 –In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, the honey, the oil, and the brown sugar mixture until blended. Be careful; if the brown sugar mixture is too hot, it might scramble the eggs. Make sure it is cool enough (room temperature should be fine).

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Step 8 –Add the wet ingredients mixture to the flour mixture, stirring until just moistened.

Step 9 –Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan.

Step 10 –Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 50-60 minutes. Tent the bread with foil if it begins to brown too quickly.

Step 11 –Allow the bread to cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes.

Step 12 –Transfer the bread from the pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 13 –Stir the confectioners’ sugar and the remaining milk together.

Step 14 –Drizzle the glaze over the bread.

Step 15 –Serve.