Category: Breads

Ken’s Garlic Bread

Ken’s Garlic Bread is an easy, crunchy, side dish for salads, soup or main courses. Broiled baguette has Parmesan, garlic, butter, paprika & parsley!Ken's Garlic Bread is an easy, crunchy, tasty side dish for salads, soup or main courses. Broiled baguette has Parmesan, garlic, butter, paprika and parsley!
I named this “recipe” after my husband, Ken… a total bread-lover, who ALWAYS enjoys this garlic bread with a meal. Seriously… the guy can put away the garlic bread. Therefore I named it “Ken’s Garlic Bread”. Amen.

I felt rather foolish thinking I could put this garlic bread “recipe” (if you can call it that) on my blog, but then I realized there’s people who suffer in silence, somberly eating a plain, ordinary, buttered slice of bread, while our family scarfs down completely delicious, crispy, flavor-filled garlic bread! Yeah… if you believe that, I’ve got some swampland down in Florida for ya!

Family Traditions… Even For Garlic Bread!

I finally decided… why NOT put our tried and true Ken’s garlic bread “recipe” out there?  (Hey… it IS my blog, right?)  I get it… most people have “their way” of making garlic bread, and that’s awesome. Well, this is our family’s way. Maybe you will like it as much as we do. Maybe one of our grown sons has been laying awake wondering HOW does Mom make that good garlic bread we always used to have for dinner?

That is why I posted this recipe for my dear sweet husband Ken’s garlic bread. And believe it or not… there really is no “recipe”. Just some pictures that will show you what we do. Nine times out of 10 we start with sourdough bread, but French bread is a good runner up.

Use pre-sliced bread, or slice an entire loaf or a small baguette in half horizontally (lengthwise)… whatever you want! You can use virtually any kind of bread, and chances are, you’re gonna like it!  Follow these easy directions, then cook the bread on a rack under your oven broiler. That’s it!!

How To Make Ken’s Garlic Bread

Here’s how: Slice the loaf or baguette in half length-wise with a serrated knife, and do the following:

Yep, that’s right… I used the kind of parmesan cheese that comes in the green can for this version. Both “shaker can parmesan” and fresh grated Parmesan cheese are perfect for this bread. I keep both around my home, but wrote this recipe using the type of Parmesan cheese that most people commonly have in their home. Guess you’ll have to choose which kind to use.

Bread is buttered, then sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

Lightly sprinkle with garlic powder. Don’t be too heavy handed, folks! We don’t need to chase away any vampires today!

Bread is then sprinkled lightly with garlic powder.

Now lightly sprinkle Ken’s garlic bread with paprika…

Garlic bread is sprinkled lightly with paprika.

Lightly sprinkle with dried parsley. Now put Ken’s garlic bread on a rack under the broiler. Keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn… You want it to look nice and golden brown…

Garlic bread is sprinkled with dried parsley flakes.

Time To Eat Ken’s Garlic Bread!

And there ya have it! Congratulations. You made my hubby Ken’s favorite garlic bread. Aren’t you proud? Now insert bread into your mouth and enjoy!

Ken's garlic bread is golden and toasty after broiling in the oven!

Hope you will give this a try… It’s DEFINITELY not rocket science, and it works like a charm every time. Absolutely delicious! ENJOY!

Looking For More BREAD Recipes?

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Copycat Marie Callender’s Cornbread

It’s EASY and quick to make and bake this copycat version of Marie Callender’s restaurants famous cornbread! Perfect side dish for soup, salad, or main course.It's EASY and quick to make and bake this copycat version of Marie Callender's restaurants famous cornbread! Perfect side dish for soup, salad, or main course.

I received this recipe for a copycat version of Marie Callender’s Cornbread almost 20 years ago.  My friend Sharon, from our church, gave me this recipe. I have no idea where she got the recipe, BUT I DO KNOW that it’s an excellent recipe for cornbread, AND tastes very similar to the cornbread served by the restaurant chain.

This cornbread rises very high, is slightly sweet, and absolutely delicious, just like the original! YUM! My husband and I enjoyed this cornbread last evening with our dinner… I like to drizzle it with honey; he likes to drizzle it with molasses. Either way… it’s GOOD and really easy to prepare!

We LOVE this bread, and I have made it many times over the years… it doesn’t take too long to make, and it’s very simple. Here’s a few pics during the process so you can see just how EASY it is to make homemade delicious cornbread.

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How To Make The Cornbread

Ingredients can either be blended in a food processor or can be mixed by hand. If using food processor, process dry ingredients until blended. Drizzle in oil or add shortening, if using, processing until mixture is crumbly. When the mixture is crumbly, transfer it to a mixing bowl.

Mixing dry ingredients for cornbread in food processor.

If you do not have access to a food processor, t’s easy to mix up the cornbread batter by hand. Place dry ingredients into mixing bowl. Mix in the oil with a fork OR cut in the shortening with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly.

Ingredients for cornbread in bowl for hand mixing.

Oil or shortening has been added and now cornbread ingredients are crumbly.

Add eggs to the crumbly cornbread mixture. Stir Ingredients only until moistened. Don’t over-mix the batter.

Eggs are added to dry ingredients and combined to make cornbread batter.

Time To Bake the Cornbread

Pour the batter into a greased 9×9 baking pan, and then it’s ready to go into the oven! Bake the cornbread at 425 degrees F for approximately 20 minutes,  until the cornbread is light golden brown on top.

Cornbread batter is poured into a 9x9 inch baking dish.

Test for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the middle of the pan. If toothpick comes back out without wet batter on it, the cornbread should be done.  Once the cornbread is removed from the oven, cut it into 9 equal sized 3″ pieces. It is ready to serve!

Golden brown baked cornbread is cut into 9 pieces.

Here is a piece of the cornbread, split in half and adorned with butter, for a close-up view!

Cornbread is cut in half, and topped with butter for eating.

This is a perfect cornbread to serve alongside a big, hot, bowl of soup… (Mom’s Old-Fashioned Chili is a favorite of ours), a salad, or Pinto Beans And Ham . Really good, really easy… got it? Hope you’ll give it a try… I think you will love it!

Looking For More BREAD Recipes?

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Recipe Source: Sharon Fredeen

Copycat Marie Callender's Cornbread
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Slightly sweet, and sky-high, this copycat version of a famous restaurant's cornbread is perfect alongside your favorite soup or salad!
Category: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cornbread
Servings: 9 servings
Calories Per Serving: 400 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow corn meal
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup dry milk powder
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil or shortening (I use oil)
  • 2 eggs , slightly beaten
  • 1 cup water
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl or food processor base, combine the flour, corn meal, sugar, dry milk powder, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the oil or shortening with a pastry blender, or process until mixture becomes small crumbs.
  2. Remove from processor, if using, and place ingredients in large bowl.
  3. Stir in eggs and water until mixture is just blended. Do not over-mix the batter.
  4. Grease a 9x9 inch square pan. Pour batter into pan and spread until it is evenly distributed.
  5. Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes (or longer), or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  6. Cornbread will turn a very light golden brown on top.
  7. Remove cornbread pan to a wire rack to cool slightly. Cut into 9 pieces, serve, and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

If using an 8x8 inch square pan, remember you will need a longer cook time!

Nutrition Facts
Copycat Marie Callender's Cornbread
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 400 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 302mg13%
Potassium 319mg9%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 155IU3%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 127mg13%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Gingerbread Bagels

You will enjoy these New York style Gingerbread Bagels! Perfect treat for the holidays (or any time), they’re boiled then baked, chewy AND delicious!You will enjoy these New York style Gingerbread Bagels! Perfect treat for the holidays (or any time), they're boiled then baked, chewy AND delicious!
It’s my favorite time of the year…Cold mornings, Nativity scenes, Christmas lights, Christmas trees, Christmas music, the wonder of small children as they experience the season, and Gingerbread Bagels… wait, what?

Yep… you heard me. Just let it sink in… GINGERBREAD BAGELS.  I found the recipe for these yummy bagels last year on Pinterest and made them to enjoy. Since the holiday season has rolled around once again, I thought I would share the recipe with you.

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Hot gingerbread bagels, fresh from the oven, are a perfect holiday treat!

I share this recipe for gingerbread bagels with the hopes that you will consider giving them a try. Most of the prep time listed includes two rising times for the dough, so it isn’t ACTIVE prep time.

I put that disclaimer there so no one would freak out… not that anyone would during this busy time of year.  See – you can wrap presents or run to the grocery store, or even sing a few Christmas carols while the dough is rising… it’s not so bad!

Gingerbread bagels (especially these with molasses and traditional gingerbread spices) seems like a natural fit with the holiday season, don’t you think?

How To Make Gingerbread Bagels

So here we go!  Grab some coffee, tea or egg nog to sip on as you work, some cream cheese (to spread on the finished bagels), and make these gingerbread bagels… stat! Here’s a few pics of the process:

The gingerbread bagels dough is no problem to mix up using a stand mixer or electric beaters.

Mixing up the dough for gingerbread bagels with the stand mixer.

The gingerbread bagel dough is mixed, and now looks like the dough is ready to rise.

The dough has come together for gingerbread bagels and now has to rise.

Let The Dough Rise

The dough is covered with dish towel and is rising in a warm spot. Yes, it happened to be sunny that day, so the dough rose out in the natural sunlight.

Dough for gingerbread bagels is in covered bowl, rising in a warm spot.

Gingerbread Bagels Are Formed, Boiled, Then Baked!

After the dough has risen, the gingerbread bagels are formed into round circlular shapes. A hole is formed in the middle of the dough. They are boiled briefly, then baked until done in the oven.

Gingerbread Bagels have been boiled, and will now be baked in oven until done.

Once the gingerbread bagels have finished baking, they are transferred to a wire rack to cool down a bit.

Gingerbread bagels cool on wire rack after baking.

Guess what the only other thing left to do is? That’s right! Slice one open, and grab the butter or the cream cheese!  You’re gonna enjoy this homemade bagel!

Homemade gingerbread bagels, fresh from being baked in oven!

You’re gonna enjoy every bite of these homemade, chewy, flavorful gingerbread bagels! These wonderful tasting bagels are nice and chewy… just like a true New York style bagel SHOULD always be!

Looking For More Homemade Bagel Recipes?

If you enjoy making homemade bagels, be sure and check out my other bagel recipes!

Sure do hope you enjoy these delicious gingerbread bagels, or any of the others listed above! Have a great day!

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Gingerbread Bagels
Prep Time
3 hrs
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
3 hrs 20 mins
 
You will enjoy these New York style Gingerbread Bagels! Perfect treat for the holidays (or any time), they're boiled then baked, chewy AND delicious!
Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gingerbread bagels
Servings: 8 bagels
Calories Per Serving: 336 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For Bagels:
  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour (*might need a bit more more later)
  • 2 packages Active Instant Yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm (but not hot) water
  • 1/4 cup milk , warmed
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 Tablespoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tablespoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
For Baking The Bagels:
  • 1/2 cup corn meal
  • 1 egg white , slightly beaten
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, dissolve the 2 packets of yeast in the warm (but not hot) water. Set aside for 5-6 minutes, until slightly foamy.
  2. Attach the dough hook to your stand mixer. Add HALF of the flour, then add the yeast mixture, warm milk, molasses, brown sugar, and all of the spices and salt. Mix these ingredients on the medium setting on your mixer. Once the ingredients are combined, slowly add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time. You want the dough to come together into a large dough ball. The dough should only be slightly "sticky". *This is where you can add a tiny bit more flour, if needed, to reach the right consistency. Turn mixer to medium-high. Mix dough until the dough becomes elastic in consistency. Take it slow. When ready, pour the dough into a bowl that has been sprayed with a non-stick spray or greased.
  3. Cover bowl with a damp dish towel, place in a warm spot, and let dough rise until doubled in size.(usually about an hour).
  4. When dough has doubled in size, punch the dough down. Separate into 8-10 equal-sized dough balls. Poke a hole into the center of each ball. Stretch the hole and the bagel out a bit until you have formed a bagel shape. Set the bagels onto a baking sheet; cover the bagels with a damp dish towel, place bagels in a warm spot, and let the dough rise again until doubled in size again.
  5. Near the end of the second rise, preheat your oven to 415 degrees. Bring a large pot of water to a full boil.
  6. Once bagels have finished rising, carefully put 2-3 bagels at a time into the boiling water. Let them boil until they float to the top ( a couple of minutes). Remove bagels carefully from the boiling water (use a slotted spoon to drain water).
  7. Place the cornmeal into a shallow dish. Dip the bottom of each boiled bagel into the cornmeal, then place each bagel onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  8. Using a pastry brush, brush the top of each bagel with the beaten egg white.
  9. Bake bagels at 415 degrees for about 20-25 minutes, or until the bagels are a gorgeous golden brown. Remove bagels from oven to a wire rack. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread Bagels
Amount Per Serving (1 bagel)
Calories 336 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 311mg14%
Potassium 424mg12%
Carbohydrates 72g24%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Calcium 71mg7%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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9 Easy Recipes For Thanksgiving Day!

Here’s a delicious collection of 9 easy recipes for Thanksgiving Day that you, your family and friends will enjoy!9 Easy Recipes For Thanksgiving Day
Today I am sharing a few of my favorite recipes for Thanksgiving time. A lot of our holiday traditions center around the table, sharing good food and conversation with those we love.  I’ve put together this small collection of 9 Easy Recipes For Thanksgiving Day!

We all have family traditions that make our holiday celebrations special… here are some of our family recipes that will certainly make  the time spent around the table with those you love enjoyable and meaningful.

Some are our old family traditional dishes (served every year without fail), and some are new “traditions”. Either way, these dishes are delicious, and will certainly add to your Thanksgiving feast, whether it’s an appetizer, a side dish, bread, Thanksgiving breakfast, or that all important piece of pie you manage to eat, even after you are stuffed full to the brim. Hope you find one or two that will become a new “tradition” for your family…

Easy Recipes For Thanksgiving Day

Here’s a couple delicious ideas for your Thanksgiving Day breakfast:

Pumpkin Streusel CoffeecakePumpkin Streusel Coffeecake
(the recipe makes 2 delicious coffeecakes!)

Double-Glazed Pumpkin SconesDouble-Glazed Pumpkin Scones
(Starbucks copycat recipe)

I’ve included a couple of appetizers guaranteed to get your taste buds going and keep everyone satisfied until the main meal…

Mom’s Famous Cheese Ball
Mom's Famous Cheese Ball(cream cheese ball, with green onions, pecans, peppers). YUM!

Hummus

Hummus
Perfect, served with a veggie tray or pita chips!

For The Main Meal

Homemade Dinner Rolls

Homemade Dinner Rolls
(Is there anything better than freshly made dinner rolls?)

Rainbow Jello SaladRainbow Jello Salad
This is a wonderfully delicious and festive looking salad, which will practically feed a village!

Pecan Praline YamsPecan Praline Yams
Yams, brown sugar, coconut, butter, brown sugar… YES! Wonderful!

Rissole potatoes with fetaRissole Potatoes With Feta
A fantastic potato side dish, with bacon, feta, green onions…oh my – so delicious…

And last –  but DEFINITELY not least… When you’re ready for dessert –

Toll House PieToll House Pie
Our family tradition for years and years… chocolate chips, brown sugar, pecans…so delicious (and easy!)

Happy Thanksgiving, from our home to yours!

Happy Thanksgiving from our home to yours!
We have so much to thank God for, each and every day. We are blessed and GRATEFUL.
“Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise; be thankful unto Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good, and His love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.”
Psalm 100:4,5(a)

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Homemade Dinner Rolls

Homemade dinner rolls are soft, golden and buttery, and a perfect accompaniment to any meal. Recipe has directions to make by hand or bread machine.Homemade dinner rolls are soft, golden brown and buttery, and are a perfect accompaniment to any meal.
Thanksgiving is almost here… that means it’s almost time to whip up a batch of these delicious, Homemade Dinner Rolls, one of our family’s holiday traditions!

I make these homemade dinner rolls often throughout the year, but they are a tradition and always a big hit at our Thanksgiving dinner. Golden brown, soft on the inside, and absolutely amazing when served warm, with a bit of butter (or honey butter). YUM! I am getting hungry just writing about these rolls!

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Homemade Dinner Rolls Can Be Made By Hand OR Bread Machine

I usually make the dough in my bread machine for the easiest way to prepare the dough, but it is also quite easy to make these by hand (with just a bit of mixing and kneading). I’ve included instructions for making these BOTH ways in the printable recipe (below), and really hope you will consider making them, especially if you’ve never made dinner rolls before.

Most of the prep time involved is not ACTIVE prep time, it’s just waiting time, while the dough rises.  Read an epic novel or eat an entire container of chocolate bonbons while the dough rises. Whatever floats your boat. You’ll be glad you put the time in and made these delicious homemade dinner rolls! There’s just something about freshly baked bread that is perfect for any celebration!

Homemade Dinner Rolls Dough Is Made, Shaped, And Is Ready To Bake

Here are the rolls, ready to go into the oven. This is what they look like after dough has been mixed, and has risen to double the size. The dough has been formed into individual rolls.

I’ve placed these homemade dinner rolls in a large round pan, but you can also bake them on a cookie sheet or in a cake pan (for square rolls), if desired. I’ve done all of the above, at one time or another!

Dinner roll dough in a round pan, ready to bake!

Baked In a ROUND Pan

Just out of the oven… golden brown homemade dinner rolls… ready to be brushed with additional butter. Yummy.

Hot dinner rolls, straight out of the oven!

Baked On A 13×9 Baking Sheet

Here are some I made on a baking sheet (my favorite way to bake them). The top of the homemade dinner rolls have been brushed with melted butter and they are ready to serve! Don’t they look delicious? Trust me… they ARE delicious!

Homemade dinner rolls on wire rack, ready to eat.

YUM! Hand me a homemade dinner roll please, and pass the butter… STAT!

See how fluffy the homemade dinner rolls look? Yum.

The smell in the house while fresh bread dough is baking… honestly, it’s one of my favorite smells!  If you enjoy homemade bread, I hope you will also check out my recipes for No Knead Bread (amazing!), or Miracle Bread.  They are so good, and are both VERY EASY to make!!

These (also easy to prepare) homemade dinner rolls are wonderful! I really hope you will check out the recipe below, and give them a try. I really think you will LOVE them! Have a great day.

Looking For More BREAD Recipes?

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Author's signatureRecipe Source: Oster Deluxe Bread & Dough Maker Handbook, 1994, Sunbeam-Oster Household Products

Homemade Dinner Rolls
Prep Time
2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 42 mins
 

Homemade dinner rolls are soft, golden brown and buttery, and are a perfect accompaniment to any meal. 

Category: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dinner rolls
Servings: 15 rolls
Calories Per Serving: 163 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons butter , softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons regular active dry yeast (or quick-acting active dry yeast)
  • 4 Tablespoons melted butter (for brushing onto the rolls)
Instructions
IF USING BREAD MACHINE:
  1. Place all ingredients in bread pan in the same order as they are given. Select DOUGH cycle.
IF MAKING BY HAND:
  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water in lg. bowl. Add/mix in the butter, egg, flour, sugar and salt. Mix well. Knead dough into a large ball on lightly floured surface. Spray a large mixing bowl with non-stick spray. Place dough ball into bowl. Turn dough over to coat with the spray. Cover dough with a dish towel. Let rise in warm place for about an hour until doubled in size. Proceed with rest of recipe.
TO MAKE ROLLS:
  1. Spray a baking pan with non-stick spray.
  2. Divide risen dough into 15 equal portions. shape each piece into a ball, tucking the seams under to the bottom side of the dough. Place dough balls 2 inches apart on cookie sheet or in a cake pan. Brush the tops of each roll with melted butter (reserving the rest for when the rolls are fully cooked). Cover rolls with a clean dish towel, and let the dough rise until doubled in size (about 45 minutes).
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees during the last 10 minutes of rising time.
  4. Bake rolls at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove rolls, brush with additional melted butter.
  5. Serve while warm. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Note: Most of the prep time indicated is not active prep time. It is the "hurry up and wait" time while the dough rises two times. Just sayin'.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Dinner Rolls
Amount Per Serving (1 roll)
Calories 163 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 200mg9%
Potassium 55mg2%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 155IU3%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Looking for a yummy breakfast treat? Try glazed homemade cinnamon rolls! Nothing says “comfort food’ like a warm, made from scratch cinnamon roll!Looking for a yummy breakfast treat? Try glazed homemade cinnamon rolls! Nothing says "comfort food' like a warm, made from scratch cinnamon roll!
We had a dear friend staying with us from out of state last week. One morning for breakfast I made these Homemade Cinnamon Rolls, for an extra “sweet” start to the day. I LOVE cinnamon rolls, but don’t eat them too often! When I DO make them, they are a real treat, especially with a steaming big cup of Italian roast coffee.

I’ve made these cinnamon rolls for several years now, and am finally putting the recipe on my blog. This recipe makes 9 good sized cinnamon rolls, and they are delicious! I made a glaze to top this batch of homemade cinnamon rolls with, but in the past have also made a cream cheese frosting, which is equally delicious!

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Do I Have To Have A Bread Machine To Make Homemade Cinnamon Rolls?

You do NOT have to own a bread machine in order to make these homemade cinnamon rolls! I use my bread machine to make the dough, but recognize the fact that a lot of people don’t own a bread machine. NOTE: I have included instructions in the note section of the recipe for those who wish to make these cinnamon rolls “by hand”.

Why Does It Take So Long?

Good things (especially dough) take time! If you’ve never made cinnamon rolls before, don’t be scared off by the “prep time” involved. Most of it is waiting for the dough to rise, so you could read an epic novel, paint your nails, or call a friend while you wait. Trust me.

Making Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

The dough is mixed (by machine or hand), and then the dough rises. After the dough has finished rising, it is rolled out into a 18×9 inch rectangle.

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Spread softened butter onto the surface of the dough, then cover with a cinnamon-sugar mixture. Tightly roll the dough up tightly into a long long shape, and tuck the ends in, to seal.

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Carefully cut the cinnamon roll dough log into 9 equal sized pieces.

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Place the slices, cut side up, in a prepared baking pan. Cover the pan, and let the dough rise again.

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Once the homemade cinnamon rolls have doubled in size, they are ready to bake!

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The homemade cinnamon rolls bake for 25-30 minutes in a preheated oven. Once done, a simple glaze is spread over the top of the rolls.

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Time To Eat!

Here’s what one of the cinnamon rolls looks like on a plate. Each layer inside is coated with cinnamon, sugar and butter, and boy, are these rolls delicious!

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Hope you will give this recipe for homemade cinnamon rolls a try. It is very economical to make these decadent treats, considering the cost of store-bought pastries these days.  Enjoy!

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Homemade Cinnamon Rolls / The Grateful Girl Cooks!Original Recipe Source: Oster Deluxe Bread & Dough Maker Owner’s Manual, copyright 1994, Sunbeam-Oster Household Products

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
Prep Time
2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 55 mins
 

Looking for a yummy breakfast treat? Try glazed homemade cinnamon rolls! Nothing says "comfort food' like a warm, made from scratch cinnamon roll!

Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade cinnamon rolls
Servings: 9 rolls
Calories Per Serving: 337 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For The Dough:
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons butter , softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons regular active dry yeast or bread machine yeast
For The Cinnamon Roll Filling:
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons butter , softened
For The Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 Tablespoons milk
Instructions
  1. Place all dough ingredients into bread machine pan in the order listed. Select Dough cycle. (if making these by hand, see NOTES section of this recipe).
  2. Spray a 9x9x2 inch square pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, mix 1/3 cup sugar and the cinnamon for the filling.
  4. When dough is ready, roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface into a 18x9 inch rectangle.
  5. Spread the dough with the softened butter. Sprinkle the entire surface of the dough with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  6. Roll the dough up tightly, BEGINNING AT THE 9" SIDE. Pinch or tuck the ends and edges into the roll to seal. Place roll seam side down.
  7. Cut the roll into nine 1 inch slices. Carefully place each slice into prepared baking dish. Cover dish with tea towel, and let the dough rise in a warm place for about an hour, until slices have doubled in size.
  8. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Remove cover from rolls. Cook at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until the rolls are golden brown. Remove pan from oven to a wire rack to cool.
  9. In a small bowl, mix the powdered sugar, vanilla and milk until the glaze is smooth and thin enough to drizzle.
  10. Drizzle the glaze over the tops of the cinnamon rolls to cover the tops completely. Let cinnamon rolls cool off slightly, so the glaze begins to firm up, then remove them from pan and serve. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

To make by hand: Dissolve yeast in warm water in lg. bowl. Add/mix in the butter, egg, flour, sugar and salt. Mix well. Knead dough into a large ball on lightly floured surface. Spray a large mixing bowl with non-stick spray. Place dough ball into bowl. Turn dough over to coat with the spray. Cover dough with tea towel. Let rise in warm place for about an hour until doubled in size. Proceed with rest of recipe, beginning at Step 2.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
Amount Per Serving (1 roll)
Calories 337 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 313mg14%
Potassium 94mg3%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 180IU4%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Glazed Pumpkin Buttermilk Doughnuts

Make a dozen yummy glazed pumpkin buttermilk doughnuts (and doughnut holes) in about 30 minutes! No rising time involved for this easy recipe.Make a dozen yummy glazed pumpkin buttermilk doughnuts (and doughnut holes) in about 30 minutes! No rising time involved for this easy recipe.
Don’t you just love Fall? I love this season of the year, when my thoughts turn to cool mornings, brilliantly colored tree leaves, and pumpkins! Which brings up today’s recipe for Glazed Pumpkin Buttermilk Doughnuts!

Oh boy, are these glazed pumpkin buttermilk doughnuts GOOD! They taste perfect on a cool Fall morning, accompanied by a strong cup of coffee. Now THAT tastes like Fall should, right? Right!

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Do Pumpkin Buttermilk Doughnuts Take A Lot Of Time To Make?

No, this recipe is pretty easy and straightforward. These doughnuts are very easy to make, because there is no rising time involved (no yeast is used). You can make a dozen delicious pumpkin buttermilk doughnuts, as well as a dozen doughnut holes, in about 30 minutes!! If you’ve never made doughnuts before, have no fear.

The dough is mixed, doughnut shapes are cut out, and then they are quickly fried in hot oil. Here’s one cooking away in my electric skillet in the hot oil. It’s almost done, and is looking good.

The pumpkin buttermilk doughnuts are fried in oil to cook.

When Do You Glaze The Doughnuts?

After cooking (while the pumpkin buttermilk doughnuts are still hot), they are dipped into a simple glaze. The doughnuts then cool on a wire rack, and then they are ready to gobble up!

Glazed Pumpkin Buttermilk Doughnuts are done cooking, are glazed, and ready to eat!

It’s really not hard at all to make these doughnuts! Before you even know it, you can have a big plate of delicious glazed pumpkin buttermilk doughnuts ready to feed a hungry family! Hope you enjoy these delicious pumpkin flavored doughnuts! You might also enjoy my glazed lemon poppy seed doughnuts or glazed chocolate doughnuts! They’re yummy! Have a wonderful day.

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Glazed Pumpkin Buttermilk Doughnuts
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Make a dozen yummy glazed pumpkin buttermilk doughnuts (and doughnut holes) in about 30 minutes! No rising time involved for this easy recipe.

Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin buttermilk doughnuts
Servings: 12 doughnuts (+ holes)
Calories Per Serving: 182 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For doughnuts:
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon butter , melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • Vegetable or canola oil (for frying)
For Glaze:
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and sugar. Set aside.
  2. In a separate large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, egg, vanilla, buttermilk, and pumpkin puree until well combined. Set aside.
  3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients and mix well to combine fully. The dough will be somewhat sticky.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Using a rolling pin lightly coated with flour, roll the dough out until it is about 1/2 inch thick. Cut dough into circles with a doughnut cutter (or a biscuit cutter or canning jar lid). Cut out a small center circle with a medicine jar lid or a very small cap. (these cutouts will become the doughnut holes). Now your dough circles should look like thin doughnuts.
  5. Prepare the glaze for the doughnuts by mixing the powdered sugar, buttermilk and vanilla in a small bowl. Set aside until doughnuts have been cooked.
  6. To cook the doughnuts: In a large skillet, pour oil until it reaches a depth of 2 inches. Heat on medium-high (about 350 degrees). To test whether oil is hot enough, place a very tiny piece of dough into the oil to see if it bubbles. When hot enough, carefully place 2-3 doughnuts into oil (doughnuts should not touch each other). Cook doughnuts until edges are lightly browned, then carefully flip to the other side (I use 2 chopsticks to turn!). Cook the other side of the doughnut until lightly browned (about 2-3 minutes per side). Remove doughnuts to a paper towel lined plate to drain, and continue to cook the other doughnuts until done. Repeat process with doughnut holes.
  7. While doughnuts are still hot, dip the top side into the doughnut glaze. Let excess glaze drip off back into bowl. Place glazed doughnut onto a wire rack (glaze side UP) over a cookie sheet (to collect any drips), and let the doughnut glaze slightly dry and firm up before serving (just a few minutes).
  8. Once glaze is firmed up, serve doughnuts and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Recipe will make at least 12 doughnuts and 12 doughnut holes.

Nutrition Facts
Glazed Pumpkin Buttermilk Doughnuts
Amount Per Serving (1 doughnut)
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 122mg5%
Potassium 126mg4%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1655IU33%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Miracle Bread

You’re gonna love this easy, homemade Miracle Bread. The recipe makes two loaves and is so easy, even my son can make it! That’s gotta be some kind of MIRACLE!You're gonna love this easy, homemade Miracle Bread. Recipe makes two loaves and is so easy, even my son can make it! That's gotta be some kind of MIRACLE!Today I am sharing a recipe I’ve used for French bread the last couple of years. It’s called “Miracle Bread” and it is DELICIOUS!

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I found the recipe for this easy, simple French bread on the internet, from Gina at Home Joys. I’ve made it at least 10 times since then, and can heartily recommend this, EVEN if you’ve never baked bread before! The slices are fantastic toasted, or they can be used to make French Toast, also (YUM).

Miracle bread can be used to make French toast!
Miracle Bread Is So Easy To Make… It’s A Miracle!

I guess that’s the Miracle of it… even if you’ve NEVER made homemade bread before, you can make this delicious, and amazingly simple bread to enjoy! The loaves are wonderful sliced and warm, with butter. The recipe makes two loaves, so you can eat one and give the other one away (or freeze for later), if you want!

I love to bake this bread, especially in the Fall. One year I baked 8 loaves and wrapped them up really nicely and surprised several neighbors on our street and some friends with a loaf of warm, freshly baked Miracle bread.

Loaves of miracle bread, wrapped to give to friends!

It’s So Easy To Make Miracle Bread, Even Our Son Can Make It!

A couple years ago I taught our youngest son and his girlfriend how to make miracle bread! Some of the pictures shown below are from this fun morning! I sure hope you will try this recipe. You’ll be surprised at just how easy it is to make fresh, homemade Miracle Bread!

Okay… we’ve mixed the dough all together. I guess now we have to wait for it to rise? YEP! I personally think they are really cute bread makers!

Our son and girlfriend mixing up dough for miracle bread.

Okay… this dough has risen and is rolled out. Are you saying I’m now supposed to roll this dough thing up like a log?

Our son rolling the dough to make a loaf of miracle bread.

Rolling the miracle bread dough up… like a boss!

Rolling dough for miracle bread into a loaf shape.

Now It’s Time To Bake The Miracle Bread!

Okay… the dough is rolled out, formed into loaves, and diagonal slits have been made on top of the loaves, and the dough has risen again. Time to bake!!!! Bake the bread for 15-20 minutes, and then it is DONE!

Miracle bread loaves ready to go into oven.

Hey- guess what? We just made homemade French bread… It’s a MIRACLE! Miracle Bread, that is!

Our son and his girlfriend each made a loaf of homemade miracle bread!

Ready To EAT!

The golden brown loaves of Miracle Bread sure look good, straight out of the oven! I sure could slice a piece right now, and gobble it up (with some butter, of course).

Two loaves of baked miracle bread, fresh from the oven!

Time for a warm slice, with some butter! Isn’t it nice looking? Yay- we have Miracle Bread success!

A slice of miracle bread, ready for some butter!

Don’t be afraid to try this “no kneading necessary” miracle bread. If you can stir ingredients, and roll out dough, you CAN make this! Most of the prep time involved is really just the sitting around, waiting for the dough to rise.

Simply go ahead and get lots of other things accomplished while waiting… and STILL end up with two delicious loaves of home baked bread (and an incredible smelling home)! You’ll be the hero of the day when your family sits down and enjoys your freshly baked miracle bread! Enjoy!

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Author's signatureOriginal Recipe Source: http://homejoys.blogspot.com/2011/01/miracle-bread.html

Miracle Bread
Prep Time
2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 45 mins
 
You're gonna love this easy, homemade Miracle Bread. Recipe makes two loaves and is so easy, even my son can make it! That's gotta be some kind of MIRACLE!
Category: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: miracle bread
Servings: 20 slices (2 loaves)
Calories Per Serving: 156 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 Tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar (or honey)
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons table salt
  • 6-7 cups all purpose flour (will use 6 cups plus more, if necessary)
  • Non-stick spray (or a bit of oil)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • Sesame seeds , if desired, for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 cup warm water with the yeast and sugar (or honey). Stir until the yeast has fully dissolved. Let sit for a 3-4 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together 2 cups warm water, 2 Tablespoons melted butter, and the salt. When fully mixed, add the yeast/water mixture from the small bowl. Stir to combine well.
  3. Add 6 cups of all purpose flour to dough mixture. Stir well by hand until fully combined (or use a dough hook and stand mixer). If the dough is way too sticky, add a bit more flour a little at a time, until mixture is not sticky.
  4. Form the dough into a ball. Spray a large bowl with non stick spray, or lightly oil the bowl. Add the dough ball to the bowl; turn dough over, to coat sides with spray (or oil).
  5. Cover bowl with a tea towel, and let rise for 30-60 minutes in a warm place, free from drafts. The dough should double in size. Once doubled in size, divide the dough in half.
  6. Roll each half section of dough out (like making a pie!) on a very lightly floured work surface. Shape the dough into a 9-10 inch long rectanglular shape. Using your (clean) hands, roll up the dough, starting with the long edge of the dough and roll tightly up into a loaf shape. Tuck the edges in slightly and carefully place the "loaf" onto a greased or sprayed baking sheet (large enough for two loaves!). Repeat process with other half of dough and place a couple inches apart from other loaf on prepared baking sheet.
  7. Using a very sharp knife, make diagonal slits (about an inch deep) across the tops of each loaf. Cover the loaves with a tea towel and let the dough rise again, for one hour, or until dough loaves have doubled in size. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees during the last 15 minutes of rising time.
  8. In a small bowl, beat together the egg and 2 Tablespoons milk. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush this mixture over the top of each loaf. Sprinkle each loaf with sesame seeds (or can substitute poppy seeds, if desired).
  9. Bake bread at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Remove loaves to wire racks. Let bread cool slightly before slicing, for best results. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Miracle Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 247mg11%
Potassium 48mg1%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Banana Crumb Muffins

You’re gonna love these delicious Banana Crumb Muffins, with a surprise cream cheese filling! Easy to make, they will be a family favorite breakfast or snack!You're gonna love these delicious Banana Crumb Muffins, with a surprise cream cheese filling! Easy to make, they will be a family favorite breakfast or snack!What’s a girl to do when her husband is out of state at a seminar and she can’t sleep? Make these amazing Banana Crumb Muffins (with a surprise cream cheese filling) at 5:00 AM for breakfast… that’s what!

I found this recipe for banana crumb muffins on a blog that I love… “The Café Sucré Farine”, and thought I would give these muffins a try. I highly recommend this website and it’s author, Chris Scheuer. She is very creative, and posts wonderful recipes, along with great photography by her husband, Scott!

Back to my story… I woke up very early after only 3 hours sleep  and decided to whip up these muffins. They sounded wonderful, and I loved the idea of cream cheese filling inside the muffins, along with a crumbly topping.

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If You Enjoy Banana Bread, You Will Enjoy Banana Crumb Muffins

I compare these banana crumb muffins to a really, REALLY good banana nut bread… on steroids. They are soooo delicious!

The muffins are made with a layer of banana batter, a surprise layer of cream cheese filling, and another layer of banana batter. For a finishing touch, the banana crumb muffins are crowned with a brown sugar, cinnamon and pecan crumb mixture on top. Here’s a photo of the banana crumb muffins, hot and  fresh from the oven… looking GOOD!

Banana muffins with crumb topping on wire rack

Once the paper baking wrapper has been removed, you can see the three layers, plus the crumb topping!

Side view of banana crumb muffin on plate

My favorite way to eat these delicious banana crumb muffins is warm, with a touch of butter… Yum! You are gonna LOVE these muffin treats!

Banana crumb muffins cut in half with butter inside

By the way, if you enjoy muffins, you might enjoy other delicious recipes on my blog for Blueberry Crumble Muffins, Cranberry Orange Muffins, or Triple Chocolate Zucchini Muffins, to name a few! Be sure and check out the Recipe Index with ALL of my blog recipes! The Recipe Index is located at the top of the page.

I enthusiastically recommend these moist, delicious Banana Crumb Muffins for breakfast OR a light snack! The recipe as written makes 12 muffins, and they freeze well. Hope you will give them a try! Have a GREAT day, friends! Get in that kitchen and whip up a batch of these muffins. You won’t regret it!

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Banana Crumb Muffins
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
33 mins
 

You're gonna love these delicious Banana Crumb Muffins, with a surprise cream cheese filling! Easy to make, they will be a family favorite breakfast or snack!

Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana crumb muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories Per Serving: 283 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For Muffins:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 very ripe bananas , mashed
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg , slightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup butter , melted
For Cream Cheese Filling:
  • 4 oz. cream cheese , softened
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg , slightly beaten
For Crumble Topping:
  • 2 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons old-fashioned oats
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 Tablespoons butter , melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a standard muffin tin with 12 muffin wrappers or spray lightly with a non stick spray.
  2. Prepare the muffin batter in a large bowl: Mix the 1 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, powder and salt together. In a separate bowl, beat the bananas, sugar, egg and melted butter. Add the banana mixture to the dry ingredients and mix only until ingredients are combined and moist. Do not over mix. Set aside.
  3. Make the Cream Cheese Filling: In a separate bowl, mix together the softened cream cheese, sugar, flour, egg and vanilla. Mix these ingredients until well blended. Set aside.
  4. Make the Crumb Topping: Mix together brown sugar, flour, oats, cinnamon and butter in a small bowl. Use a fork to combine; mix until the ingredients becomes small crumbs. Set aside.
  5. To prepare/layer the muffins: Spoon half of the muffin batter into the bottom of the prepared muffin cups. Top muffin batter with a Tablespoon of the cream cheese filling. Top cream cheese filling with the remaining half of muffin batter. There should be three layers: muffin batter, cream cheese filling, muffin batter. Sprinkle the top of each muffin with crumb topping to cover. Total of four layers!
  6. Bake the muffins in a 375 degree oven for 18-20 minutes (mine took 20), or until a toothpick inserted into middle of the muffin comes out clean. Remove pan to a wire rack to cool. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

**TIP: Once you remove the muffins from oven, If the muffin is spilling over the top of the pan, simply take a butter knife and gently but quickly push the muffin back into the pan on all of it's sides. This tends to round the muffin off and make for a prettier presentation. The recipe's author suggested this and I did it... it works!

Nutrition Facts
Banana Crumb Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 283 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 292mg13%
Potassium 189mg5%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 400IU8%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cinnamon Chip Scones

Make 16 absolutely delicious Cinnamon Chip Scones in under 30 minutes for a fraction of the cost of buying them at a coffeehouse! They freeze well, too!Make 16 absolutely delicious Cinnamon Chip Scones in under 30 minutes for a fraction of the cost of buying them at a coffeehouse! They freeze well, too!

Do you like the flavor of cinnamon? Do you like to eat scones? Want to make fantastic tasting Cinnamon Chip Scones for breakfast or to snack on any other time???  Well, look no further, because this is the most delicious scone recipe you will ever want!

I’m so happy to share this recipe for amazing tasting cinnamon chip scones. They are soooo yummy! I recently bought a bag of cinnamon chips at the grocery store. Sometimes the chips are seasonal (not in stores), but they can be ordered online. I’d never bought this kind of baking chip before, but remembered seeing a scone recipe that used cinnamon chips, featured on Taste of Home, thought they sounded delicious, so decided to give it a try.

My husband said after tasting one that before he tried one he wasn’t sure he was going to like them, but after tasting one (or two ☺) decided they are awesome! I sure hope you will give these cinnamon chip scones a try. WAY LESS EXPENSIVE than paying for the same quantity at your local coffeehouse. They are absolutely EASY AND DELICIOUS!

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How To Make Cinnamon Chip Scones

First, add COLD butter to the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

Chunks of cold butter are added to dry ingredients for cinnamon chip scones.

Cut in the butter with a pastry blender until mixture has been reduced to coarse crumbs.

Butter is cut into dry ingredients for cinnamon chip scones, using a pastry blender

Add the buttermilk and blend until the scone dough is moistened.

Buttermilk is added to cinnamon chip scones dough in bowl.

Add The Cinnamon Chips

Now you’re ready to add the cinnamon chips. Gently fold in until well distributed throughout the scone dough. TIP: Sometimes cinnamon chips are only available during the holidays, so grab them while you can, and stock up!

Cinnamon chips are added to scone dough, and mixed in.

This is what the dough for the cinnamon chip scones will look like, once mixed together.

The dough for cinnamon chip scones is mixed together and ready to shape into wedges.

Shape the Dough

Knead the dough gently 10-12 times on a lightly floured surface, until the dough is no longer sticky.

Dough for cinnamon chip scones is kneaded by hand.

Divide the dough in half, and shape each half into a 7 inch circle. Brush the top of the scones with melted butter and then sprinkle the surface with granulated sugar.

Dough for cinnamon chip scones is divided in half, shaped into two circles.

Time To Bake The Cinnamon Chip Scones

Place wedges onto an ungreased baking sheet and toss them into the oven for about 13-15 minutes, or until lightly browned. I love making scones and could tell just from the amazing aroma coming out of my oven as they were baking that I would LOVE them. I was right, because they are so yummy.

Cinnamon Chip Scones are cut into wedges, and placed on cookie sheet to bake.

Remove scones to wire rack to cool. Prepare the sweet glaze and then lightly “paint” it onto the top of each scone with a pastry brush. Let the glaze harden, then serve.

Cinnamon Chip Scones are baked, cooled, then covered with a glaze icing.

Serve… And ENJOY These Tasty Cinnamon Chip Scones!

Cinnamon chip scones go perfectly with a morning cup of coffee! The recipe makes 16 medium sized scones, so I put half of them in my freezer for another time. How perfect is that???

Cinnamon Chip Scones on a plate, ready to eat!

Looking For More SCONE Recipes?

If you enjoy scones, be sure and check out my other recipes, such as Apple Cinnamon Scones, Cranberry-Orange Scones, Chocolate Chip Orange Scones, or Double-Glazed Pumpkin Scones, to name a few! They are all DELICIOUS! You can find ALL of my recipes (and lots more scone recipes) in The Recipe Index, which is located at the top of the page.

A collage of some of the other scone recipes on this website.

Sure hope you will enjoy making wonderful scones for those you love! Thank you for stopping by today, and I hope you will come back soon. Have a wonderful day.

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Author's signatureRecipe Source: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/cinnamon-chip-scones (submitted by Barbara Humiston)
Glaze Source: Me. (The Grateful Girl Cooks!)

Cinnamon Chip Scones
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
13 mins
Total Time
28 mins
 
Make 16 absolutely delicious Cinnamon Chip Scones in under 30 minutes for a fraction of the cost of buying them at a coffeehouse! They freeze well, too!
Category: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon chip scones
Servings: 16 scones
Calories Per Serving: 331 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For the Scones:
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar , divided
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cold butter , cubed
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 package (10 oz.) cinnamon baking chips
  • 2 Tablespoons butter , melted
For the Glaze: (optional, but totally think it makes the scones taste even better)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 5-6 drops of water (or more) (enough to thin the glaze to a "thin, "paintable" consistency
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Combine the flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients using a pastry blender until mixture is reduced to coarse crumbs.

  3. Stir buttermilk in to the mixture. Stir only until moistened. Fold in cinnamon chips until dispersed throughout the dough.

  4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead dough gently 10-12 times (until dough is not sticky). Divide dough in half; form each half into a 7 inch circle. Brush each half with melted butter and sprinkle with remaining 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar.

  5. Cut each circle into 8 wedges (for medium sized), or 6 wedges (for larger). Separate the wedges and place them onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for 13-15 minutes (or until light golden brown). Remove to a wire rack to cool.

  6. Mix glaze ingredients together in small bowl. Using a pastry brush, "paint" the glaze over the tops of the scones. Let glaze harden, then serve at room temp, for best taste! Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Chip Scones
Amount Per Serving (1 scone)
Calories 331 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 212mg9%
Potassium 113mg3%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 335IU7%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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