My Saturday – Making Cinnamon Sugar Banana Muffins with My Niece!

Kaylyn helping make muffins Last Saturday one of my nieces, Kaylyn, came over to help me bake up some muffins for them and some for us to keep! We decided to make cinnamon sugar banana muffins, and some apple cinnamon muffins! Both of them turned out so good, and I have to say she was an exceptional helper!!! She read the recipe to me, and Kaylyn put all the cinnamon and sugar onto the muffins before baking, and helped me take pictures of the muffins!!!! She made sure to bring her apron she made, so that she wouldn’t get her clothes dirty! She is such a great crafter, and I knew she would be a wonderful cook too!! 

Cinnamon Sugar Banana Muffins The Cinnamon Sugar Banana Muffins turned out so good. I love the topping on them, it really gives a whole new dimension of flavor to these muffins! They were pretty quick to whip up, and the baking time wasn’t too long either! Now I use my KitchenAid mixer, but if you don’t have one you can mix by hand, or use any other mixer. 

Ingredients: 

1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 bananas mashed (2 over-ripe, and one ripe)
1/3 cup canola oil
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
2 tbs cinnamon 

Topping Ingredients: 

2 tbs 
1 tbs sugar
3 tbs brown sugar
 

How to Make: 

First off preheat oven to 375 degrees. Then combine your flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a small bowl and set aside. In your mixer (I used KitchenAid) combine the mashed bananas, oil, sugar, egg and cinnamon. Once it is well mixed add in your flour mixture along with the cinnamon. 
Spoon mixture into cupcake tins. Then mix the topping ingredients together and sprinkle over the top of each muffin! 
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until done. Depending on where you live, the cooking time will vary. 
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Cinnamon Sugar Banana Muffins These are so good, and pretty addictive. You can add nuts or leave them without any!! Either way they are super good, and the topping just throws these muffins over the top! My sister, Felicia, really loved them. She texted me and told me that they were the best banana muffins she has had, so that made me feel pretty happy!! 

I ended up tossing some of the muffins in the freezer to keep them fresh!

What are your favorite kind of muffins? 

 

 

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Double Batch of Amish Cinnamon Rolls – Delightful!

Delicious Amish Cinnamon Rolls Amish Cinnamon Roll

 

Yum! Amish Cinnamon Rolls, this is a recipe you will want to try!! If you have ever been to an Amish restaurant or tried food they have made, you know it is so tasty!! We have an Amish community around an hour away and you can go to their local store to shop for food, bulk items, and it is so neat!! I used to want to be Amish when I was a kid!!

So when I saw this recipe for Amish style Cinnamon Rolls over at The Lazy Daisy Kitchen, I knew I needed to make this!! I whipped these up and I did have to add more flour to the recipe as well as extra water. I found the dough didn’t form exactly how it should. I am not sure if it was living in a different area and humidity took play or what. All in all I got it to work and the cinnamon rolls turned out great! They have such a rich and delicious filling that has for sure won a place in my heart!! These are better then any other cinnamon rolls I have ever eaten! The dough isn’t very sweet which is nice because the filling and icing makes up for it :-)!

I didn’t really alter this recipe besides adding a bit extra flour and water. Since it is an Amish recipe I wanted to keep it as true as it could be! So read below to find out how to make these delicious rolls!!

Double Batch Amish Cinnamon Rolls

Now for her recipe she called to use only half of the dough you make. I decided to do was make a double batch of cinnamon rolls. I baked one and then wrapped the others up and tossed in the freezer to make at a later time! You can choose to make regular bread with the other half of dough, divide it out and make just enough for 1 batch of rolls, or double the recipe like I did! I found that actually using butter really gave it that unique flavor so I recommend using it over margarine, or the flavor will be a bit off! 

Instructions

  1. To make the bread dough – I put the water sugar, and yeast in a bowl and let it set for about 5 minutes. It will start to bubble up and then you know you are good to go on making the dough. If it doesn’t bubble up, let it set a few more minutes, till it does.
  2. Next you will add your salt, vegetable oil into the yeast mix, and mix. I used my KitchenAid Stand Mixer
    and the dough hook. You will then add a cup at a time to the dough till it forms into a ball. Depending on where you live you might have to add a little extra water or flour to the mixture like me, for it to form a normal ball. The dough shouldn’t be super sticky and should form a ball nicely.
  3. Once dough is done, grease the bowl, and put dough back in and allow to rise for around 1 hour in a warm spot. Once dough has risen, you will tear it in half, and roll out the dough into a big rectangle, on a floured surface.
  4. Once you have the first half of dough rolled out, you will take the melted butter and spread over the dough, leaving about 1 inch around the sides. Take your brown sugar mixture and pour half of the mixture over the dough and spread evenly. The other half of filling will go for the other dough you have set aside.
  5. After that is spread evenly you will start to roll the dough up tightly. Once rolled, start to cut dough into equal parts. I got around 15 rolls from the dough.
  6. Put the sliced rolls into a greased 9×13 pan. Allow to rise for about 20 minutes. Place in a 350 degree oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes.
  7. Right before rolls are done mix up your icing. I made mine a bit thicker, and then once rolls came out, I spread evenly over the rolls. It melted some and really made the rolls taste delicious!
  8. Depending on thickness of rolls cooking time could vary. Cook until light brown and dough is cooked through.
  9. Now repeat with steps to make another set of rolls. You can freeze them or cook them now.

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Amish Cinnamon Roll

 

Hope you enjoy this recipe! It is a winner in our books!! Feel free to pin this to save for a later time, or print the recipe!!

For the Dough for Rolls:

  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Active Dry Yeast
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 6 cups flour (I used bread flour but any will work)
  • A little extra flour and water to get the dough to meet your consistency.

For the Filling for Rolls:

  • 2 cup brown sugar
  • 2tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted (not Margarine)

For the Icing:

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted (not Margarine)
  • 2cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • milk
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