Sunday, September 9, 2012

CinnaMuffins...a New Take on Cinnamon Rolls

Recently, I had four days off from work. I know, four days, in a row! It was much needed. I wanted to make breakfast, something I don't get to do often. I wanted to make homemade cinnamon rolls, but I also wanted muffins. I decided I would combine the two.

BAM! CinnaMuffins were born.


These are very good with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk. You can eat them for breakfast or for dessert. I might even bet that you can't just eat one :)


So I guess you'd like the recipe, right? Print it Here

Muffin Ingredients: 
  • 2 cups of self-rising flour
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup of light brown sugar
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat your oven to 400.
  2. In your microwave, melt your butter 10 seconds at a time until completely melted. Set it aside to cool but not solidify.
  3. Add the brown sugar and cinnamon to the butter. Stir.
  4. Beat the egg in a medium bowl.
  5. Add the granulated sugar, milk, and vanilla to the egg. Stir lightly
  6. Add your butter mixture in two parts, stirring in between the additions.
  7. Now, add your flour to the mixture.
  8. Stir the mixture with a spoon until well combined. Do not beat your mixture, because you want it to be lumpy. This is what separates muffins from cupcakes.
  9. Bake at 400 for 11-13 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted.


Icing Ingredients:
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 lb of powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • milk (for consistency)
  1. In a medium bowl, mix butter, vanilla, and 1/2 of the powdered sugar until combined.
  2. Add milk until you have a ribbon-like constancy. 
  3. Add the rest of the powdered sugar to thicken the icing up a little.
  4. If the icing is too thick, just add more milk.


Let the muffins cool, but not completely. You'll want the muffins to be warm for the icing. Using a spoon, drizzle the icing over the muffins. Here's a tip: If you used muffin liners, remove them before drizzling the icing. 

Because the muffins are so much bigger than cinnamon rolls, use a saucer to hold extra icing. That way, you can dip your muffin as you eat it. 


CinnaMuffins are a new favorite in my household. I'm sure you'll love them too!

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  1. I can't wait to try these muffins. Thanks for sharing this! I hear them calling from this weekend.

    1. Thanks for visiting. I hope you like them!

  2. Those look delicious!! Definitely going to pin!

  3. Renea, thanks for linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday with your yummy cinnamuffins!! We can't wait to try them! We hope you'll be back with more delicious recipes! -The Six Sisters

    1. Oh, I'll definitely be back. I love your blog!

  4. These look so delicious! I can't wait to try them. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. This is awesome. Have a wonderful week. :)

    1. Thank you! I'm so glad you visited :)

  5. Those look so much easier than cinnamon rolls! Thanks for joining the party at One Creative Weekend! I hope to see you back today.

    1. They are way easier than cinnamon rolls. I always like to stop by your blog!

  6. Renea,
    These cinnnamuffins look amazing. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

    1. Aww thanks! I always like checking out what you share!


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