We love banana muffins this time of year. They fill a void waiting for the summer harvest to come on.  Besides, we’ve frozen so many over-ripe bananas over the course of the winter that it’s time to dig them out to make room for the freezer jam and more.

We have so many banana muffin recipes.  Some of them call for cinnamon chips and some don’t.  They all should.  Cinnamon chips in banana bread or muffins are superb.  If you have a favorite banana bread recipes that doesn’t, add 3/4 cup to the recipe.

If you don’t have cinnamon chips, get them now.  Later in the year, it will be too late to order them.  The heat will melt them in transit.  You’ll need them not just for banana bread but for zucchini bread and much more.

Later in this article, we’ll give you a table to tell you how many cinnamon chips you should use in your favorite cookie, muffin, and cake recipes.

How to Use Cinnamon Chips in Your Baking

Add them to breads, muffins, cookies, and pancakes in the following amounts. Always add them right at the end of the mixing or kneading process.

For pancakes, add 2/3 cup for each pound of pancake mix

For yeast breads, add 3/4 cup per loaf

For sweet breads, add 1 cup per loaf

For cookies, add 1 1/2 to 2 cups per 4 dozen batch

For muffins, add 1 cup per twelve muffins

For a sheet cake, add 1 to 1 1/2 cups per large cake

Check out the Keys for Success with Banana Muffins Here.

Top Hat Banana Muffins

We called these “Top Hat” muffins because they look like cute little top hats.  They were baked in a mini-cheesecake pan.  We used a recipe that yielded 12 high dome regular muffins and in this pan, made 24 little muffins.

This is one of our favorite muffin pans though it was intended for little cheesecakes, not muffins.  Notice that the bottom is a metal disk that slides out.  To remove the muffins, press up on the disk to pop the muffins out.

Click here for the recipe.

Cinnamon Banana Breakfast Muffins

This is a great glorified muffin. It is made like banana bread, topped with sliced bananas, brushed with butter, and then covered with a cinnamon and sugar mixture.
This muffin works best in a jumbo muffin tin.

Click here for the recipe.

Chocolate Banana Muffins

This muffin is scrumptious, our favorite chocolate muffin. The bananas give it a tender moistness and the nuts and chocolate chips are just right. This may be a little indulgent for breakfast but we’re sure they won’t go to waste.

Yes, this muffin is as good as it sounds—–a chocolate muffin with chocolate chips and walnuts with the added flavor and moistness of ripe bananas. This is a great mid-morning snack. It’s a fairly sweet muffin but not as sweet as a cookie or cake and still maintains its muffin character. Keep this recipe.

Click here for the recipe.

Bakers note: The burst of heat in the initial high temperature helps dome the muffins.

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