I picked up bag of cinnamon chips at the store last week even though I had no idea what to make with them. Cinnamon chips just sounded good at time. Have you ever bought the odd ingredient like that? You don’t really need it, don’t have any idea what to do with it, but you just grab it anyway.
Lucky for me that I was asked to bake muffins for a kids reading party. Muffins are the perfect snack to serve when you read the children’s book If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff. All of her books are wonderful, by the way, this one just happens to be a favorite of ours.
So as you may have guessed – I decided to use those cinnamon chips for muffins. I found a recipe called Raggedy Ann cinnamon chips muffins from the Prepared Pantry. It’s an easy “from scratch” muffin recipe and it turns out delicious! I didn’t have to change a thing – except I did need to bake the muffins about 5-7 minutes longer than the 15 minutes suggested in their recipe directions.
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup buttermilk
- one teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup whole rolled oats
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup cinnamon chips
For the topping:
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
You can find the rest of this recipe’s baking directions at The Prepared Pantry.
Cinnamon chip muffins are especially delicious when they are served warm. My family loved these muffins – we are big fans of cinnamon anything – and these will definitely be baked again really soon.
What are your favorite kind of muffins? Have you ever baked with cinnamon chips?