Do you love cinnamon muffins, scones, cookies, and more? You have to try this simple Homemade Cinnamon Baking Chips Recipe. THEY ARE AMAZING!
Do you know when you get one of those snickerdoodle or cinnamon swirl muffins and it has that little pocket of cinnamony goodness inside? That is caused by these Cinnamon Baking Chips....who knew? I certainly didn't. I mean I guess I just took for granted that the cinnamon fairy waved her wand and made my muffin that much more special. This easy Homemade Cinnamon Baking Chips Recipe will have you wanting to bake all of the cinnamon treats.
To make these tasty homemade cinnamon chips you need
You will also need a baking sheet, mixing bowl, parchment paper and an oven.
How to Make Cinnamon Chips
In a medium-sized bowl mix together the ingredients. I used my hands to make sure the mixture was good and incorporated together.
Pat out the cinnamon-sugary batter on a parchment-lined pan and pop in the oven at 200 degrees for about 30 minutes. The side effect is your house will smell like a cinnamon sugar heaven. There are worse things...trust me.
After the disc cools use your hands or a knife to break it into chips. Mix them into muffins, pancakes, cookies, and so much more. We have used them in these Easy Pancake Bites and in the BEST Mini Snickerdoodle Muffins. YUM!
Gluten-Free & Vegan
Not everyone thinks about how hard it is to find gluten free or vegan baking ingredients. These tasty tidbits are both. Another reason I love these Cinnamon Baking Chips!
While these Baking Chips are the best, I encourage you to get creative with other flavors. Try using Pumpkin Pie Spice in place of the cinnamon to make some delicious fall baking chips.
Are they supposed to be hard? These will have a softer texture. They will not be rock hard. That is ok. You want them to kind of "melt" into your baked goods.
Buy cinnamon in bulk. Once you know how to make these baking chips, you will want to have them on hand all of the time. I love to purchase my cinnamon in bulk from Amazon. Not only do I enjoy it for these baking chips, but I use it to make my own Chai Tea Spice Mix and these adorable Cinnamon Applesauce ornaments at Christmas Time.
Other fats. No vegetable shortening? No problem. You can use palm oil or coconut oil in place of the shortening, even lard.
I use these in so many recipes, especially during the fall and winter months. You can toss them in muffins, cookies, pancakes, and more. Here are a few of my favorites.
Store these in an airtight container in your refrigerator until you are ready to use them. I have kept them for a couple of months successfully, but to be honest, they usually don't last that long.
Make these in bulk and freeze! Make multiple batches of cinnamon chips. Cut them up and spread them in a single layer on a baking sheet and pop them in the freezer. Once the chips are frozen place them in a freezer bag and back in the freezer. Remove and use them in any baked goods as needed.
I have found though that once you realize how good they are in all of your baked goods, they won't be around long.
Homemade Cinnamon Baking Chips
- Preheat oven to 200F. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a cookie sheet and spray liberally with cooking spray. Set aside.
- 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 ¼ inch or so thick. Bake until mixture is melted and somewhat bubbly, about 30 minutes.
- Cool completely, and then cut into small pieces.
- Makes approximately 2 cups
Originally posted in 2015 updated in 2019.