A little while ago I was
wasting spending some time pinning recipes that I’d like to try to make, and I came across a few that required cinnamon chips. Before that time I had never heard of them and I had no idea if I would ever be able to get my hands some, but I pinned the recipes just in case so that when/if I ever did find them, I would have some recipes all lined up to try.
Then the opportunity came to do a review of the cinnamon chips from The Prepared Pantry and well I just had to do it. I hadn’t been able to find them in the stores I usually go to, so this was the perfect opportunity for me to give them a try. Along with the chips they sent me some recipes and since I am usually in such a time crunch I decided I would make the Raggedy Ann Cinnamon Chip Muffins. Here’s the recipe:
Raggedy Ann Cinnamon Chip Muffins
This recipe makes ten large, well-domed muffins or 12 smaller ones.
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 Prepared Pantry or equal cinnamon chips
For the topping:
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease a muffin pan.
1. Whisk the eggs together in a small bowl. Add the buttermilk and vanilla. Set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, oats, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon together.
3. Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the liquid ingredients. Stir only until combined. Add the cinnamon chips.
4. Drop the batter into the greased muffin cups. Mix the two tablespoons sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon together. Spoon the cinnamon sugar over the muffins.
5. Place the muffin pan in the oven. Immediately turn the temperature down to 375 degrees. Bake for 15 minutes or until done. Baking times will vary depending on how well your oven holds heat. Cool the muffins on a wire rack.
WOW! These are some mighty tasty muffins! The cinnamon chips end up melting so much that they are no longer chips but more like little pockets of melted cinnamon goodness! Even my husband (who is a very hard man to please when it comes to muffins) has repeatedly sad he likes them…..a lot! Very high praise indeed. I cannot wait to add these to my banana muffin recipe or hopefully find that long ago pinned recipe I wanted to try. I do believe that these chips will need to become a regular staple in my pantry.
An 11oz bag retails for $3.99 and you can also order larger batches as well as many other products from The Prepared Pantry. It looks like they will ship internationally and you can get an estimated shipping charge when you lace your order. They also offer free shipping on orders over $120.
One of our readers is going to win an 11oz bag of cinnamon chips so they can make bake something yummy as well!
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CONTEST ENDS: at Midnight CST on May 3rd, 2012
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*DISCLAIMER: I was sent a bag of cinnamon chips by Prepared Pantry to help facilitate my review. Any opinions stated are strictly my own.*