Muffins, Quick Breads

Cinnamon Banana Muffins

More ripe bananas sitting on the counter? Not such a bad thing, make muffins!

Cinnamon Banana Muffins

Cinnamon Banana Muffins:
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs
1 cup mashed banana, about 3 bananas
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Cinnamon Sugar Topping:
2 Tbl butter, melted
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 heaping tsp cinnamon
pinch nutmeg

Preheat oven to 375°. Spray 10-12 muffin cups with cooking spray (I made 10 large muffins, can make 12 small muffins), or you can line with papers.

Whisk together sugar, oil, eggs. Add mashed banana and vanilla; whisk well. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add to banana mixture and whisk all together until combined.

Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. About 2/3 full or 3/4 full, depending on how big and how many muffins you like. Bake 17 to 21 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and tops of muffins are set. Remove muffins from pan to a cooling rack.

For cinnamon sugar topping, combine sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in small bowl. Put melted butter in another small bowl. Dip muffin tops into melted butter and then into cinnamon sugar mixture.

Breads, Quick Breads

Pear Pecan Bread

Every once in a while I stand in my pantry and look around, what am I forgetting is here? Is there something that will be going out of date? My kids would probably play the game “Who can find an item with the oldest date”. This recipe is to use a can of pears found on the bottom shelf, back behind the cans of pumpkin I am using because it’s fall! Definitely a delicious way to use up that almost old can of pears!

Pear Pecan Bread

1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 (15 oz) can pears, drained, reserve juice
milk
1¾ cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2-1 cup chopped pecans (as desired)
cinnamon sugar

Preheat oven to 350°. In large bowl with electric mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Chop pears fairly small and mix into creamed mixture. In another bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside. Put reserved juice into liquid measuring cup and add enough milk to make 1 cup. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately with pear juice mixture. Fold in chopped pecans. Spray three small loaf pans with nonstick spray and pour batter into pans. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Bake for 35 minutes. Cool in pans for 10 minutes, remove from pans and cool completely on wire rack.

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Breads, Quick Breads

Cinnamon Topped Pumpkin Bread

It’s OCTOBER! You know what that means…Pumpkin recipes! This delicious recipe comes from Life Made Simple.

Cinnamon Topped Pumpkin Bread
Pumpkin Bread:
¼ cup butter
¼ cup oil
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree
⅓ cup water
½ tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1¾ cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
¾ tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Topping:
1 Tbl flour
5 Tbl brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbl cold butter
¼ cup chopped pecans (optional)
¼ cup cinnamon baking chips (optional)

Preheat oven to 350°. Spray 8″x4″ loaf pan (or three small loaf pans) with baking spray. Set aside. In large bowl with electric mixer, beat butter, oil, sugar, and brown sugar. Add pumpkin puree, water, and vanilla, mix until smooth. Add one egg at a time, mixing after each addition. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice. Add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture, mix just until incorporated. Pour batter into prepared pan. Set aside.

Make topping, in small bowl combine flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Cut in cold butter with pastry blender, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add chopped pecans and cinnamon chips if adding. Sprinkle topping over batter.

Bake for 1 hour (35-40 minutes for small pans), or until pick inserted in center comes out clean. Topping will begin to darken but should not burn. Cool in pan, then on wire rack.

Tomorrow I am making this recipe and stirring in chocolate chips! I love the tastes of Fall!

Cookies

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies with Cinnamon Honey Buttercream

A little taste of Fall. A soft sugar cookie with a hint of cinnamon topped with creamy cinnamon honey butter frosting, um, yum!

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies with Cinnamon Honey Buttercream

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies:
10 Tbl butter, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 cups flour
1½ tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt

With electric mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add egg; mix well. Stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt; add to creamed mixture. Mix until well combined. Cover and chill at least 3 hours. Preheat oven to 375°.  Working with 1/2 of dough at a time, on lightly floured surface roll to 1/4″ thick. Cut with cookie cutter, place on ungreased cookie sheet or Silpat lined sheet. Bake 8 minutes, pull out before edges start to turn golden. Cool completely before frosting.

Cinnamon Honey Buttercream Frosting:
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
2½ cups powdered sugar
3 Tbl honey
1 Tbl milk
cinnamon sugar for sprinkling
sugar crystals for sprinkling

Whip butter with electric mixer until light and creamy. Add powdered sugar, honey, and milk; whip until frosting is a creamy spreading consistency. Frost each cookie and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and sugar crystals. Makes about 2½ dozen 2½” diameter round cookies or 16-4″ diameter round cookies.

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Cupcakes

Apple Pie Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting

Cinnamon, apple, and cake all in one with buttercream on the top! Happiness!

Apple Pies Cupcakes

Apple Pie Batter:
1 (15.25 oz) box vanilla cake mix
1 (21 oz) can apple pie filling
3 eggs
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350°. Line cupcake pans with paper liners (24). Pour cake mix in large bowl. In food processor or blender, process apple pie filling, add to cake mix. Add eggs, cinnamon, and nutmeg; mix with electric mixer until well combined. Scoop batter into prepared cupcake pans (each cup about 2/3 full). Bake 15-18 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.

Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting:
1 cup butter, softened
6 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
5-6 Tbl milk

Whip butter with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar, cinnamon, and enough milk to make desired frosting consistency. Frost cooled cupcakes. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and garnish with lattice pastry if desired.

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