Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Banana Cinnamon Chip Muffins

Banana Cinnamon Chip Muffins
A few months ago I tasted Cinnamon Chip Bread.  The name sounds interesting and let me tell you each bite of this bread was just... delicious.  The Cinnamon Chips have that bit of pizzazz whenever your taste buds discover even a bit of one chip!  I had read recipes that contained this "mystery" ingredient, but had never been able to purchase a bag in the grocery stores.  Well, that changed!  Yes!!  Woohoo!!!  I could not wait to bake a goodie using them.  This led to an old recipe I posted years ago, Banana Crumb Muffins.   I used the batter recipe for this Cinnamon Chip variety.

**There was no need to make a "crumb topping" here, so I did not.  However, I did sprinkle a small amount of granulated Sugar on top of each muffin before baking.

The batter for the muffins was prepared with the addition of 2 Tablespoons of Cinnamon Chips.  I did not want to overwhelm my recipe, so I used this small amount.  When putting the batter in the muffin liners, there were plenty of chips for each muffin. 

While these muffins were baking, my entire home smelled Cinnamon!  Yum!  These muffins are so good!  I did learn that they do not freeze well.  That's no problem, because 12 muffins do not last long.     


Banana Cinnamon Chip Muffins


Oven Temperature:  375°F     Baking Time:  18- 20 Minutes
Yield:  12 Muffins

Ingredients:

1 and 1/2 Cups Flour
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
2 Tablespoons Cinnamon Chips
2 large overripe Bananas
2 Egg Whites- slightly beaten
3 Tablespoons Milk (I use Soy Milk.) 
1/3 Cup Olive Oil for baking & sauteing

Method: 
  1. Combine Flour, Sugar, Baking Soda, Baking Powder and Salt in large mixing bowl.
  2. Add 2 Tablespoons Cinnamon Chips.
  3. In another bowl mash the 2 Bananas.
  4. Add 2 Egg Whites and beat mixture with a whisk.
  5. Add Olive Oil + Milk to Banana/ Egg Whites mixture and whisk together.
  6.  Stir Banana mixture into Flour mixture until combined.
  7. Spoon batter into the 12 muffin liners.
  8. **Optional:  Sprinkle a small amount of sugar on top of each muffin.
  9. Bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 18- 20 Minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.
  10. Remove from pan & cool on wire rack.
Cinnamon Chips are a new ingredient to me, but one I will always keep in my pantry from here on!  Amazing how much pizzazz these Banana Cinnamon Chip Muffins have.

Enjoy!
Yummy!

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