Thursday, October 23, 2008

Cinnamon, Spice & Everything Nice Banana Nut Muffins

Hmm, I was disappointed last night. So excited for this Autumn Veggie Chowda...


I mean, look at it--it's got the makings of a fantastic bowl of warmth. And yet, it was waaaayyy too much pepper for this girl's tongue :( Could barely handle it, so sad. Maybe my white pepper was more potent? Oh well, can't win them all!

To try and subdue the burn, I used up some really ripe bananas to make some mini muffins (i like eating 2 or 3!). The secret ingredient, well, not so secret... special, yeah, that's it! Cinnamon chips! They're pretty darn cute and a delicious addition to these buttons of banana-walnut goodness :). Definately ended the night on a good note! Recipe after the picture...


Banana Nut Cinnamini's
adapted from Dani Spies
yield: 18 mini muffins


3/4c whole wheat pastry flour
1/2t baking powder
1/4t baking soda
1/4t salt
1/8t cinnamon (i eyeball-ed all these spices... adjust to your taste!!)
1/4t cardamom
1/4t nutmeg

scant 1/4c brown sugar
1T Smart Balance oil
1 egg white, beaten
1t vanilla
3/4c mashed banana

1/2c oats
1/4c cinnamon chips
1/4c chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350deg.

In medium bowl, combine dry ingredients and mix well. In small bowl, mash banana with brown sugar, oil, and vanilla. Add banana mix to dry ingredients and mix until just combined Fold in oats, cinnamon chips, and walnuts.

Add to mini muffin tin (or other desired size) sprayed with nonstick. Bake for ~12min (different sizes will take longer, so adjust accordingly!). Cool on a wire rack to prevent burning your tongue :) Then enjoy!!

17 comments:

magpie said...

Cinnamon chips?!?! That sounds like something I need to get IMMEDIATELY.

Erica said...

The muffins are so cute! I am a fan of banana anything!

wholefoodswholeme said...

those muffins look adorable, and yum - no idea how to find cinnamon chips though, and i'm sure if i did i would be eating them out of the bag!

Ricki said...

Too bad about the chowder! But the muffins do look terrific (I'm sure they made up for the overly peppery taste. . .) ;)

Astra Libris said...

Oh my goodness, where does one find cinnamon chips?? They sound incredible!!! Your muffins are so adorable - I can't wait to find cinnamon chips and try your recipe!

Fitnessista said...

oh YUM!!!
have a happy friiiiiday :D

whatiateyesterday said...

Thanks for the recipe, the muffins sound great!

VeggieGirl said...

No worries about the chowder!! It'll be perfect next time :0)

Lovely muffins!! And wowza, I NEEEED to find cinnamon chips... I could do some serious baking with those...

Erin of Care to Eat said...

Cute little muffins!
Sometimes white pepper is a little too zesty!

Cate said...

LOVE cinnamon chips, but have looked all over NJ, NY and CT - none to be found. I actually have friends that ship them to me. I did find some in PA when we went to Hersheypark over the summer - stocked up big time. ;)

Maria said...

I am obsessed with cinnamon chips lately. I will have to try the muffins!

Caitlin (see bride run) said...

hahah the cookies were great! i ate three for a snack this AM ;)

alexandra's kitchen said...

i think white pepper is more potent. I had the same problem with that when I made a bechamel for a macaroni and cheese dish. i just stick to the black stuff now.

muffins look yummy!

ttfn300 said...

i think i had come across the cinnamon chips at Wegmans, but have since seen them at various supermarkets... always on the lookout for fun new things :)

seejessrun said...

Cinnamon chips in muffins is a brilliant idea!

Rosiecat said...

Hi ttfn300!

So nice to see you've started a blog! It's fun to have a fellow scientist out here in the food-blogging world. I'll be checking in on your baking adventures from now on ;-)

And can I join the chorus chanting, "Cinnamon chips! Cinnamon chips!" Yum. I wonder if I'll be able to find them here in Chicago...

HeatherBakes said...

Cinnamon chips? Are they just like chocolate chips? I've never seen those before!

The "chowda" looks like such a great fall meal! Sorry about the pepper- I do think white pepper is more potent than black.

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