Thursday, February 25, 2010

Easy Cinnamon Roll Muffins

Who doesn't love a cinnamon roll? I will post pictures later today :]

This recipe is adapted from Joy the Baker

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
4 tsp active dry or rapid rise yeast
2/3 cup warm milk (100-110F; low fat is fine) ** I warmed up the milk in the microwave for 30 seconds **
3 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg

2 tbsp butter, room temperature
2/3 cup brown sugar
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
pinch ground cardamom

1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 tbsp milk or cream (you may need to add more)
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt. Dissolve the yeast in a measuring cup filled with the warmed milk, then stir milk mixture, vegetable oil, vanilla extract and egg into the flour mixture. Mix well, until very smooth. Pour into prepared pan and let rest for 1 hour.
While the dough rests, mix together butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and cardamom in a small bowl using a fork until all the butter has been incorporated into the sugar and mixture is crumbly.  Divide the batter between 12 greased muffin cups ( I used cupcake liners). ** Be sure to only fill 1/2 the cup with the batter because if you fill it higher you'll have a mess for sure, according to Jelli Bean Journals.**  Sprinkle evenly on top of rested dough and press the mixture down into the dough with your fingertips (or swirl in with a spatula.)
Place pan into a cold oven, then set the oven temperature to 350F.
Bake for about 20 minutes, until bread is lightly browned at the edges and the center of the bread springs back when lightly pressed. Some of the sugar mixture on top may still be bubbling.
Cool for at least 30 minutes before whisking the powdered sugar and milk together to form an icing and drizzling it onto the bread.


  1. So glad they worked out for you! My next task is to try a quickbread type of cinnamon roll that many bloggers have boasted on. If it goes well, I´ll be sure to let you know!

  2. looks delicious!.. nice tips about baking them..

  3. Heather, these muffins look fantastic! Do they taste like cinnamon rolls?? i need to try these.