Cinnamon Roll Muffins – the taste of a thick and gooey cinnamon roll in a quick and easy muffin. Ready in about 30 minutes, topped with a vanilla glaze, and perfect for breakfast!
I first made this over 6 years ago, when I first started blogging. The Baker Chick shared a recipe for Cinnamon Roll Muffin, I hit print immediately! I knew, this would be a success! And boy was it ever. At first bite, my son said this was the best muffin EVER! Today I am updated the pictures and sharing it with you again.
These cinnamon roll muffins are reminiscent of Cinnabon from the mall food court. Thick, gooey, and with that vanilla glaze on top. Turning it into a muffin is just a brilliant idea. A lot of people grew up with Monkey Bread as a staple, but these are one of our favorites.
When I was growing up my dad loved Cinnamon. They were in every mall back then, and he always wanted to stop. I think I might have to have these on hand next time he visits, I am sure he would love them.
Chocolate Chip Muffins are my son’s other favorite, and I always have them in the freezer for busy mornings. These cinnamon roll muffins freeze well too. Just leave off the glaze. It is super easy to mix together a glaze, or even have some on hand for busy mornings. My son thinks these are an extra special muffin, so let’s not tell him how easy they are to make!
So this weekend mix up these cinnamon roll muffins for a special treat. You have the leftovers all week long, and your weekday mornings will special!
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 whole egg
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 Tbls butter softened
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2-3 Tbls milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
In a bowl combine brown sugar, baking soda, salt, vanilla and egg. Add in the buttermilk, mix until well combined.
Add the flour. Stir until it is well combined. Be careful not to over mix!
- Turn the dough onto a floured surface, and knead for about a minute. Roll the dough into a 12x24 inch rectangle.
- Spread the butter over the dough, and sprinkle with the sugar and cinnamon.
Roll the dough into a log, and stretch it slightly. Cut into 2 inch pieces. Put them into a greased muffin tin. Bake for 12-15 minutes at 375 degrees.
- Meanwhile, prepare the icing. Mix together milk, sugar, and vanilla until well combined. Adjust the sugar and milk if necessary to get the right consistency.