Gooey Cinnamon Roll Muffins




Cinnamon rolls have always been a go-to breakfast in my house, but are sometimes such a pain to make (especially if using a yeast-based dough). I have always been striving to develop an easy recipe that encompasses two of my favourite sweets: muffins and cinnamon rolls. Finally, I have combined the two in this simple recipe that delivers the irresistible gooeyness of a cinnamon roll and the delicate texture of a muffin.

Cinnamon Roll Muffins

Makes 12 muffins

Muffin Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup melted unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Filling Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons softened unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 5 teaspoons water

Topping Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 
  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons softened unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Glaze Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Line muffin tins with cupcake liners.

3. Mix all ingredients together for the topping with a fork until crumbly and set aside.

4. Mix all ingredients for filling together until consistency similar to loose frosting or pudding and set aside.

5. To prepare muffins, in a large bowl, whisk together butter, milk, and eggs. Add flour, oats, cornstarch, sugar, baking powder, and nutmeg. Then, combine.

6. Using half the batter for the muffins, fill each muffin tin with 2 tablespoons of batter. Then, drop 2 teaspoons of filling into each tin. Finish by dropping another 2 tablespoons of batter on top. Sprinkle the topping mixture evenly on muffins and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

7. Once the muffins are baked, combine ingredients for glaze and stir until no bumps present. Drizzle on warm muffins and allow the glaze to drip.

Now, it is officially time to enjoy the muffins! Eat and savour!




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