Cinnamon-Sugar Muffins

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Start your day of right with my Cinnamon-Sugar Muffins and a bowl of your favorite fresh fruit! These muffins also make a terrific snack anytime anytime of day!

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There are days where I love to start out the morning with a delicious muffin and a bowl of fresh fruit! Yes it’s true, it really makes my day!

If you enjoy like fresh muffins and you like cinnamon you are going to LOVE these muffins!

There are a lot of ways to describe these muffins – cinnamon sugar muffins, cinnamon crumble muffins, cinnamon streusel muffins, maybe even Snickerdoodle muffins.

Call them whatever you want, just call them the next muffin you’re going to bake. You’ll be glad you did. :)

For those of you that love the flavor of cinnamon, and most people do – this one’s for you!

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These Cinnamon-Sugar Muffins have a warm buttery flavor with plenty of cinnamon-sugar in every bite.

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Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Scones

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Treat yourself to my Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Scones this holiday weekend! Cinnamon chips and mini chocolate chips in a mouth-watering scone AND a wonderful glaze!

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These Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Scones are moist and full of wonderful cinnamon and chocolate chip deliciousness! If you like cinnamon, you will love these!

Don’t let the idea of home made scones intimidate you, they are a cinch to make. When I was making these I was thinking of what would be delicious on a holiday weekend but doesn’t take too much time.

These scones are meant to be enjoyed with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or whatever you like to drink in the morning. I wanted to make these scones regular size, but they could easily be done as mini scones. Just be sure to cut them before they go in the oven.

The cinnamon chips are so warm and inviting in these Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Scones AND the mini chocolate chips just make you happy. :)

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!

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Apple Pie Crescent Bundles

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Fresh apples and a handful of other ingredients make it easy to create these handy little bundles for dessert. Be sure to get one while they’re still warm – they go quick!

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Fresh and warm these Apple Pie Crescent Bundles are absolutely wonderful! Today, I am showing you how I make this simple finger food dessert and from there you can decide how fancy you want to get.

The nice thing about these little bundles is that they’re so easy to do on short notice! Not only that, who doesn’t love a little bundle of something yummy wrapped up nice and neat, served in the middle of a warm crescent? Seriously!

These little bundles are a wonderful finger food for parties! Or at home you can serve them warm with a nice bowl of ice cream, or my favorite way with some wonderful dipping sauce.

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As I so often do, I chose to leave the peel on because we like them that way. Feel free to peel them if you want to. :) 2014-11-13_3683 When you take these out of the oven, please give them a couple of minutes to cool! The cinnamon sugar mixture inside gets very hot so please let them cool a bit first!  2014-11-13_3685 As you can see, I’m a big fan of the drizzle. Love the drizzle!

This is how I generally serve my Apple Pie Crescent Pie Bundles when we’re at the table and have them for dessert.

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2 apples cored and sliced

2 cans (8 oz.) each refrigerated crescent rolls

2 tablespoons melted butter

3 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon allspice

White Sparkling Sugar, if desired

Dipping Sauce:

1 cup powdered sugar

1-2 tablespoons Cinnamon Cream Natural Bliss Creamer, or milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Separate each can of dough into 8 triangles. Spread each dough triangle with melted butter, sprinkle with sugar mixture, and top with an apple slice. Roll up apple slice in the dough forming a crescent or bundle. Brush top with melted butter and sprinkle with a bit more of cinnamon sugar mixture, white sparkling sugar, or both.

3. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool a bit serve warm, but not hot.

4. Serve on a platter as finger food, serve with ice cream, or serve with dipping sauce.

Makes 16 Apple Pie Crescent Bundles.

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Cinnamon Streusel Banana Bread

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Incredibly-moist banana bread topped and a wonderful cinnamon streusel topping! Does it get any better than that? 

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If you like cinnamon streusel, and you like banana bread, you will LOVE this bread! It is SO good!!

It’s no secret we’re big fans of banana bread around here. So I make banana bread pretty frequently. But when I made this Cinnamon Streusel Banana Bread the other day the guys went crazy!

I think this one might even fall into the comfort food category, and that’s always a god thing! This is just one of those recipes that you can make over and over again and enjoy every single time.

Hope you really like it!

CSBB_2102Yes, the golden brown cinnamon streusel topping is just so yummy! I hope you guys can tell from the picture.

There will be a light crunchy streusel coating that you cut through on your way to the super-moist banana bread. Together they are wonderful!

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This time I made my Cinnamon Streusel Banana Bread in 5 x 3 inch mini loaf pans, although I have made this recipe in all sizes and it turns out great every single time.

Feel free to make whatever size you like best. :)

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Cinnamon Streusel Banana Bread

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Ingredients:

Cinnamon Streusel:

1/3 cup baking all-purpose flour

1/3 cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons cold butter

Banana Bread:

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter, softened

2 large eggs

1 1/2 cups mashed very ripe bananas (I rarely measure the bananas. Just use 3 to 4 good size bananas.)

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 teaspoon vanilla

2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease bottoms of 4 mini loaf pans, or 2 loaf pans, 8 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches, or 1 loaf pan, 9 x 5 x 3 inches.

2. In a small bowl, stir streusel ingredients until crumbly; set aside.

3. In a large bowl mix sugar and butter. Stir in eggs until well blended. Add bananas, buttermilk and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Stir in flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt until just moistened. Pour into pans. Sprinkle the streusel mixture over the batter. Gently press mixture into batter just a bit so it will stick well and bake into loaves.

4. Bake Mini Loaves about 40 minutes, 8-inch loaves about 1 hour, 9-inch loaf about 1 1/4 hours, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes. Gently loosen sides of loaves from pans, remove from pans and place top side up on a wire rack. Cool completely about 2 hours, before slicing. Store in an air-tight container at room temperature up to 4 days, or refrigerate up to 7 days.

Makes 20-24 Servings

 

 

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Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

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My Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake is made with a pancake mix! This simple and delicious coffee cake can be thrown together in a matter of minutes for unexpected company, or just for yourself!

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I have been wanting to make a coffee cake with Hungry Jack pancake mix for the longest time now. Why? Because I have three boxes of it in my pantry.

I’m not quite sure why, but lately every time I have needed syrup, Hungry Jack brand has been on sale, AND there has been a hang tag on the syrup for FREE pancake mix when you buy the syrup. 

So I decided to try just a basic coffee cake recipe from their website. Of course I had to make a few adaptations, at this point it’s just kind of a given. :)

Let’s take a look and I can tell you how I made my Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake.

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Apple (Pie) Flower Bowls

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Apple (Pie) Flower Bowl, what’s that, you may ask? An Apple (Pie) Flower Bowl is all the best parts of an apple pie, in a Ramekin, with a few Snickers bites, and topped of with a wonderful golden brown crust! Are you with me?

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This is what I like to call an Apple (Pie) Flower Bowl. It isn’t exactly an apple pie, but it does have all of the best parts of an Apple Pie!

These little Ramekin treats are filled with lots of fresh apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, just a few Snickers bites, and of course topped with crust.

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Pumpkin Donut Holes

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What could be more appropriate for a Halloween treat than Pumpkin Donut Holes? Honestly they’re a big hit here anytime of the year.

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These donut holes are so moist, so yummy, and so wonderful in the morning, because they’re baked not fried!

These little delights are perfect for breakfast in the morning with a big glass of cold milk, orange juice, or a nice fresh cup of coffee.

These are easy to make, and with our without a donut hole pan they turn out great!

Let’s make some moist and delicious donut holes. Shall we? :)

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Autumn Applesauce Loaf with Cinnamon Glaze

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This wonderful applesauce loaf is loaded with classic fall flavors. The delightful flavor of apple combined with a comforting spice loaf, then topped off with cinnamon glaze, makes this the perfect fall bread.  

 Autumn Applesauce Loaf with Cinnamon Glaze

Last week I shared with all of you my Simply Delicious Fresh Apple Muffin recipe. This week I am sharing another great fall recipe. This recipe however, doesn’t have any pieces of fruit in it.

For those of you that want the vitamins and nutrients of fruit in their food (and who doesn’t?) with no fruit chunks, this apple recipe is for you!

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(Sorry about this picture being a little blurry).

Here you see the awesome cinnamon applesauce and fresh apple cider I used. You can make this delicious bread with any kind of applesauce you want. If you don’t have apple cider, you can use apple juice, water or a combo of the two. If you do have both in your fridge, even better.

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Cinnamon-Spice Muffin Cakes

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You know how there are just times you want something other than chocolate? I know, I know, I love chocolate too! But there are times I just need something else.

Besides, I love baking things that my kids can have for breakfast with some fresh fruit and a glass of cold milk.

I do various twists on our favorite combinations of muffin cakes (or whatever you want to call them) all year long. Now I usually do them in my muffin top pans. I love, love, love my muffin top pans!

They can be hard to get your hands on because they’re a hot item right now. But that’s not why I like them. I like them because it’s a great size for a lot of different things!

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CINNAMON-SPICE MUFFIN CAKES

INGREDIENTS

1 package (regular size) spice cake mix, any brand

eggs and oil called for on back of cake mix

water called for on back of cake mix (I used Vanilla Almond Milk, any water or milk will work)

1 (6 ounce) container apple crisp yogurt (I used Yoplait, but you can use any brand)

3/4 cups Caramel Bits (I used Kraft Caramel Bits)

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3/4 cups powdered sugar

1-2 tablespoons Cinnabon Gourmet Coffee Creamer, depending on how thick you like your glaze

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray muffin top pans with nonstick spray; set aside. Be sure to use nonstick spray. It helps keep caramel from sticking.

2. In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, vanilla almond milk, eggs, and oil until with an electric mixer on medium for 2 minutes or more. Stir in apple crisp yogurt and caramel bits. Pour 1/4 cup batter into each cup.

3. Bake for approximately 15 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into plain cake area comes out clean. (Insert toothpick in an area where there is no caramel). I like to place the muffin top pan on a cookie sheet when baking, but it isn’t nevessary.

4. For best results cool 20 minutes before moving. Remove muffin cakes from muffin pans and cool completely.

5. For glaze, in a small bowl, stir together powdered sugar and cinnamon creamer until a desired glaze consistency. Drizzle glaze over muffin cakes. Let dry completely.

Makes 12 muffin cakes.

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Delicious Cinnamon French Toast Bake!

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While I post quite a few dessert recipes on this blog there are many other baked goods and family foods I make on a regular basis. This just so happens to my interpretation of about three or four other Cinnamon French Toast Bake recipes.

Even though I have fine-tuned what I want in a Cinnamon French Toast Bake recipe. I have to give credit where credit is due. It all starts with a really good loaf of bread! In this case, it’s my dad’s Cinnamon Chip Bread.

This is just one of the many types of bread we sell at our local Farmer’s Market – May through October annually.

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I also love this recipe because it is so super simple and uses ingredients I keep on hand on a regular basis (yes I usually have Cinnabon Creamer in my fridge even though I don’t drink coffee). I like that I can whip this dish up, put it in the fridge, maybe give it a gentle fold, and pop it in the oven.

Fresh berries are excellent in this dish, such as fresh raspberries, blueberries, or such. However, being that I seem to be the only one in the house that will eat berries with their Cinnamon French Toast Bake, I save the berries for when company is coming over. Lastly, you can change the flavor of the dish just by changing the creamer you use. For example, Hazelnut Creamer is wonderful in this dish in the Fall, when served with warm syrup! Use whatever your family likes. :)

This photo is nice, but it really doesn’t do the Cinnamon French Toast Bake justice. Unfortunately, we ate it so fast, I forgot to take my own picture. :)

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NEW FAVORITE CINNAMON FRENCH TOAST BAKE 

INGREDIENTS:

1 loaf (16 ounces) of any good quality Cinnamon Bread, – Cinnamon Burst, Cinnamon Swirl Bread, or whatever it’s called where you live

1 cup fresh berries, such as raspberries, or 3/4 cup dried cranberries or Raisins

3 eggs

1 1/2 cups CINNABON International Delight Creamer, or milk if you prefer

2 tablespoons apricot jam, or orange marmalade, depending on taste

2 teaspoons vanilla extract (I don’t always use vanilla extract with the Cinnabon Creamer)

Cinnamon-sugar, or Powdered sugar

Real butter

Good quality maple syrup

DIRECTIONS:

1. Grease a 3-quart baking dish. Cut the cinnamon bread into cubes.

2. Place the bread cubes in the pan and fresh berries, or dried cranberries (if using) into greased baking dish.

3. Beat the eggs, creamer or milk, jam, and additional vanilla extract if using until smooth with a fork or whisk. Pour the egg mixture evenly over the bread cubes. Place in the fridge and let stand for at least 2 hours. This will allow the the mixture to soak up into the bread.

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Sprinkle with the cinnamon-sugar. Serve warm with the butter and syrup.

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