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Cinnamon Roll Muffins

A super easy cinnamon roll muffin recipe that you can have ready to go in half an hour, no yeast or rising needed.
Servings 18 Muffins
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins


  • Muffin Tins
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Sifter


For the Muffins

  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 3 Tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • 3 Tbsp Butter Melted
  • 1 Egg
  • Cups Milk

For the Topping

  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • ¾ Cup Pecans Coarsely Chopped
  • ¾ Cup Raisins Rehydrated, See Recipe
  • 3 Tbsp Butter Melted

For the Icing

  • 2 Oz Cream Cheese Softened
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Milk
  • ½ Tsp Vanilla
  • ½ Tsp Cinnamon


Make the Topping

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F.
  • Re-hydrate your raisins. Soak them in hot water for about 5-10 minutes, then let dry somewhat on paper towel. This step is technically optional or can be done somewhat in advance, but it helps with the texture of the raisins once baked.
  • Combine the topping ingredients in a mixing bowl. Stir in the melted butter until it's well incorporated, and set aside.

Make the Muffins

  • Line your muffin tins with muffin cups, or simply grease them if you prefer.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar together in a mixing bowl. Make a well in the center, and set aside.
  • In another bowl, combine the milk, egg, and melted butter, stirring to mix up the egg.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the well of the dry ingredients and stir until just barely combined, careful not to over-mix.
  • Add half of the topping mixture and fold it in; this will finish mixing the muffins too.
  • Fill your muffin cups with about a quarter of a cup of batter each, and top with the remaining topping.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out mostly clean.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 or so minutes while you prepare the icing.

Make the Icing

  • Mix together the icing ingredients. Start with just 1 tablespoon of milk and add more if it's too thick.
  • Once the muffins are mostly cool, drizzle icing over the top, and serve.
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cinnamon, Cream Cheese Frosting, Muffins