Cinnamon Spiced Banana Muffins are perfect for a grab and go breakfast.
Where is my fall weather at? I’m so looking forward to those cool mornings, and so far there haven’t been any. Yea, yea, I’m well aware that Florida isn’t known for cool mornings until late October, but I can dream about them, right?
We are all decked out for Halloween in our home. I’ve got glittered pumpkins atop fall leaves sitting around the living and dining rooms, thanks to Kelsie. And we pulled the box of Halloween decorations which included ghosts and jack o lanterns out last Friday. We were beyond ready. That’s the way it happens in our house. I have ever intention of sticking to “fall” stuff until October first, but as soon as they announce the Halloween movies and shows coming up on Freeform, it’s over, and the Halloween stuff has to come out.
As we were pulling out the Halloween stuff, I realized that I have nothing for Thanksgiving. It then dawned on me that, Thanksgiving decor doesn’t matter too much when you a) don’t host a dinner in your home, and b) LOVE CHRISTMAS more! Don’t get me wrong, I do love Thanksgiving…all that turkey, dressing, and pies, but nothing can compare to the glow of the Christmas lights, and the joy that tree brings to me.
Even though my girls are no longer little, I still love Christmas. I still get excited driving around the neighborhoods looking at Christmas lights on Christmas Eve. And I will probably always set out cookies and milk for Santa, even when he no longer visits our home. With my never ending love for Christmas, it usually means that I will wait as long as I can to pull out those decorations.
The next best thing to this time of the year is all the food. I usually bake any, and all things with warm spices from September until January. Cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, allspice, and chai are my favorites. Which is how my plan for banana bread turned into these Cinnamon Spiced Banana Muffins.
There were 3 small lonely bananas lying on the cabinet. They were looking pitiful. They were beyond ripe. As in, they were headed to the trash, if I didn’t do something with them asap. I decided instead of being wasteful, I’d bake some banana bread. I’ve been trying really hard to reduce food waste in our home, because we throw away so much money it’s ridiculous. I pulled up my popular recipe for Cinnamon Crumble Banana Bread, and then had another plan; muffins!
I made these Cinnamon Spiced Banana Muffins that ended up being gone within a few days. They were eaten for breakfast, with lunches, and afternoon snacks. They are packed with cinnamon flavor, and then topped with a cinnamon sugar mixture that is like what you find on most fall flavored donuts. They are moist and flavorful, and I need to buy 3 small bananas, just to make more!