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Cinnamon Rolls Muffins

This tender cinnamon roll muffins recipe has all the flavors you crave from a cinnamon roll and the tenderness and convenience of baking a muffin! The perfect treat, ideal for breakfast, brunch and a satisfying dessert! 

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon rolls recipe, easy cinnamon rolls, no yeast cinnamon rolls
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 230 kcal
Author Mahy


Wet ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Dry ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt

Cinnamon sugar mix:

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 cups crushed nuts (optional)


  • homemade caramel sauce
  • cream cheese icing


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Line a 12 cup standard muffin pan with baking paper and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl mix the cinnamon sugar ingredients and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, mix the wet ingredients using a whisk until all ingredients are well blended.
  5. In a smaller bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together.
  6. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and using a rubber spatula, gently mix the batter together, do not over mix it and do not worry about some lumps in the batter.
  7. Using a tablespoon measure, place 2 tablespoons of batter at the bottom of each muffin cup, top with a teaspoon of cinnamon sugar mix and then top with a tablespoon more of batter.
  8. Bake for 18 minutes until done
  9. While still warm glaze with homemade caramel sauce and cream cheese icing

Recipe Notes

  • Chopped nuts are optional, but they add a nice crunch to the cinnamon streusel mix. I recommend pecans, almonds or walnuts! 
  • Do not overmix the batter or your cinnamon rolls muffins won't end up as light and fluffy as they could. 
  • For the ultimate cinnamon roll experience, glaze the muffins with the icing while still warm and enjoy them immediately! 
Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Rolls Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 66
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.3g11%
Saturated Fat 0.9g6%
Cholesterol 16.4mg5%
Sodium 105.3mg5%
Carbohydrates 38.2g13%
Fiber 0.8g3%
Sugar 19.5g22%
Protein 3.4g7%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.