If you are anything like me, cinnamon is your spirit spice….haha, yeah I know that makes no sense but most the time making no sense is how I roll. There is just nothing better than the smell of cinnamon filling your house. It brings on the holiday nostalgia like no other spice. I could literally roll around in it! Ha!
Now that I have confessed my life long spice obsession, this recipe is just about the easiest there is. There are very few ingredients and the measurements are easy to remember. You’ll be whippin’ this one up on the regular and won’t even have to dig out the cook book!
Ahhhh…..just LOOK at it!!!
How to Make Cinnamon Goodness!
Ok, first thing’s first. Mix it up! Throw all of the dry ingredients into a bowl and use a whisk to combine them. Next, add your tablespoon of melted butter and milk. And BAM! Just like that you have your batter. Now pour the batter into a greased 9×13 pan. You’re doing great….stay with me…..
Now to add the rest. Grab a stick of butter and cut it into small cubes. It doesn’t really matter how much you use. It depends on your preference. I usually use ALMOST a whole stick just because, well, it’s butter…’nuff said. <<wink!>>
Toss the cubes of butter over the top of your batter and then “push” it in. I know…that sounds really strange…so I took a picture! Try to space the cubes as evenly as you can. As the butter melts into the rising flop, it just makes it all the more moist and scrumptious. So having a little butter stuffed into every square inch is key. (Yes, I’m getting a little out of control….thus, preference)
Now top your flop with cinnamon and brown sugar making sure that you put the cinnamon on FIRST. Adding the cinnamon first is important so that you dont get a mouthful of dry cinnamon when you take your first bite. Unless your into that kind of thing….in which case chow on dear friend. But if choking on cinnamon isn’t your cup of tea, put it on first so it can combine with the butter as it bakes.
Bake your flop at 350° for about 20-30 minutes or until sharp objects emerge clean.
And voila! Perfect, glorious, cinna-liscious Cinnamon Flop.
Absolutely add the icing if you DARE!! But it’s totally optional.