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DIY – Cinnamon Chips

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Cinnamon chips are as elusive as the Loch Ness Monster. Sure you’ve heard of them, sure there are photos – But has anyone actually SEEN them in person? Well… Look no further, ’cause now you can make them yourself!!

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I have a cut in the roof of my mouth and I can’t stop tonguing it. I keep telling myself; “Stop it, or it won’t ever heal!” but it seems my tongue has a mind of its own. It’s like a sneaky little joker. The second I’m not paying attention I feel the unsuspecting sting…


Ha, ha, ha…!

I hear it laughing, inflicting pain on me: The unsuspecting chick who is just minding her biz.

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Devious little wayward tongue…

Sucks that I need it to speak and swirl my food from side to side, or it would get cut…

Ghetto style…

But I’ll get it one day…


Flow with me… We’re going to make cinnamon chips…

My son used to looooove Dunkin Donuts cinnamon swirl muffins. Two mornings a week I’d buy the kid a muffin on his way to school. As I handed him the muffin he’d shoot me a googly eyed look, along with words of gratitude – Usually something along the lines of; “Yeah, baby – I got my muffin!”

That’s was 11 year old gratitude… I took it gladly.

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The one day, following weeks of Dunkin Donut muffins he turns to me and says; “Ma, you need to learn how to make these!”.


It never fails… Those mofos always eat something, then request I replicate or put my touch on it… Basically, it’s so they don’t have to go further than the cookie jar or the cake stand.

Lazy mofos…

That’s what moms are for, I guess. That and to put Band-Aids on boo boos. Gosh, I wish someone would put a Band-Aid in the roof of my mouth.

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I can’t concentrate properly…

I have to admit, those Dunkin Donuts cinnamon swirl muffins were the bomb. They were hella moist with a crunchy crumb topping and bursts of cinnamon flavor; a flavor that can only be achieved by the addition of cinnamon chips.

How can I compete?

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Real Talk – I live in the hood… There are no cinnamon chips where I live. I don’t even think people bake around these parts.

True story: I couldn’t find cornstarch at the regular grocery store once. Who runs out of cornstarch? Ugh!

I even trekked it to the faraway land of the Upper East Side looking for cinnamon chips and gave up after 30 minutes of frantic searching. No chips, nowhere…

So screw it – I made my own.

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Did you know you can make cinnamon chips with just 4 ingredients? Actually 5 – I added a little vanilla extract to bring out the cinnamon flavor. Did you know you can make your own cinnamon chips in 4 easy steps?

  • Mix
  • Spread
  • Bake for about 35 minutes
  • Break into chips

You’re done…

That’s it…

The cinnamon flavor in these chips is explosive – And that’s what you’re looking for.

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What’s the absolute beauty of making your own cinnamon chips? If you run out, you can always bake some more… If you have all 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to mix, you’re golden…


This is to you from me – No thanks necessary.

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Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to attend to this tongue – Who with the stealth of a Ninja warrior is trying to make its way back into that dang cut.


Tired of looking for cinnamon chips in the supermarket and coming up empty? I got you, boo! Make your own Cinnamon Chips! So easy! www.mind-over-batter.com


: Cinnamon Chips

Why spend money when you can make your own cinnamon chips? If you have 5 minutes, you’ve got chips!


  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

  1. Preheat oven to 200F. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a cookie sheet and spray liberally with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a medium size bowl, combine the granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, shortening, light corn syrup and vanilla extract. Mix with fork until the mixture is uniform and crumbly. Spread on parchment lined baking sheet, flattening with your hands and shaping into a rough square about 1/4 inch or so thick. Bake until mixture is melted and somewhat bubbly, about 35 minutes.
  3. Cool completely, and then cut into small pieces.
  4. Makes approximately 2 cups

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 35 minute(s)



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