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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Cinnamon Roll Muffins

I love Pillsbury Cinnamon Buns. One of the best smells on Saturday morning is the baking of some doughy, brown-sugary, cinnamony goodness. So yesterday morning I was on a mission to have some. I open my refrigerator door to my delight I see the blue Pillsbury tube in the door. Upon grabbing it, I realize its actually a tube of Grands biscuits, not cinnamon buns. I'm sure you can relate to this type of let down. Since I was already on a cinnamon mission, I needed to find a way to create something similar, but that didn't require yeast and rise time. Thankfully, I found this recipe that did the trick.  
These little muffins are super easy to make, no time needed to let anything rise, and bake in 20 minutes. Drizzle a little glaze over top and get ready for some very sticky fingers. I'm not going to say I'll never go back to my Pillsbury buns, but I'll definitely be making these again!

-3 cups flour
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-1 cup milk
-1 egg
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1/2 cup brown sugar
-1/2 cup brown sugar
-2 teaspoons cinnamon
-2-3 tablespoons butter, melted.
-1 tablespoon butter, softened
-2/3 cups powdered sugar
-2-3 tablespoons milk
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease a muffin tin. Whisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda. In your stand mixer, combine the milk, egg, vanilla, and brown sugar. Add the flour mixture and mix until combined, but do not over mix. Let rest while you make the filling.

2. To make the filling, mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together with a fork.

3. Lightly knead the dough on a floured surface and roll out to approximately 12inch by 24inch rectangle. Coat dough with the melted butter, reserving some to drizzle on top. Evenly spread the brown sugar cinnamon mixture. Beginning with the long side of the dough, roll up and pinch the seam together to secure, and secure to two ends. Slice into 2inch sized muffins. Brush muffins with melted butter and bake 20 minutes.

4. To make the glaze, mix all ingredients and drizzle over warm muffins.

Source: A Feast For the Eyes

1 comment:

  1. I love that this recipe doesn't require yeast/rising! They look delicious!