Cinnamon Roll Muffins

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5 from 2 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 22 minutes

Make these Cinnamon Roll Muffins the next time you are craving homemade cinnamon rolls but don’t have the time. This is my favorite way to elevate canned cinnamon buns.

Cinnamon Roll Muffins

The nutty streusel which melts into a gooey cinnamon swirl is the best part of this recipe for cinnamon muffins. These delicious muffins will be a huge hit with your whole family.

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  • 22 Minute Treat: Make these Cinnamon Rolls Muffins in 22 minutes start to finish with only 12 minutes of bake time! Perfect way to make for a weekday morning.
  • Easy Ingredients: All you will need is 4 ingredients, starting with canned cinnamon rolls; making this cinnamon roll recipe so easy.
  • Family Friendly: Your kids will go nuts for this muffin twist on a traditional cinnamon roll.
Tray of Cinnamon Roll Muffins.

Ingredient Notes for Cinnamon Roll Muffins Recipe

  • Cinnamon Rolls: For this recipe, you will need 2, 12.4 oz cans of cinnamon rolls, I used Pillsbury, but you can use the brand of your choice.
  • Pecans: Chopped or pecans pieces will work best.
  • Brown Sugar: You can use light or dark brown sugar, dark will have a stronger molasses taste.
  • Cinnamon: You will also need delicious cinnamon for the cinnamon sugar mixture.

Equipment Needed for Cinnamon Bun Recipe

How to Make Cinnamon Roll Muffins

These are the basic steps for making this Cinnamon Roll Muffin recipe. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Cutting in pieces and putting in the pan.

STEP 1: PREPPING

Start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees f and spray or line a muffin tin or put in muffin liners. Crack open the cinnamon rolls tubes and cut each cinnamon roll into 9 even pieces. In a large bowl make your pecan mixture by mixing together pecans, brown sugar, and cinnamon.

STEP 2: MAKE CINNAMON ROLL MUFFINS

In a muffin pan, add about 10-12 cinnamon roll pieces to each muffin slot. Then press down gently and sprinkle the top of each muffin with the pecan cinnamon sugar mixture to the top of each one. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.

STEP 3: REMOVE FROM OVEN

Once your muffins are perfectly golden brown, remove them from the oven and transfer to a wire cooling rack once safe to touch.

Baking the cinnamon rolls in the pan.

STEP 4: ICING THE MUFFINS

Using the the icing that comes with the cinnamon rolls, drizzle over the top. Serve while warm for the best taste, enjoy!

Prep and Storage Tips for Fluffy Muffins

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

To make this recipe ahead of time, you can follow the instructions for this recipe but stop before you on the glaze and store in an airtight container for 1-2 days. When ready to serve, you can the muffins to a baking sheet and reheat in the oven for 5-7 minutes and drizzle over the icing.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store any leftovers in airtight contianer or plastic bag for 2-4 days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

To freeze this cinnamon muffins recipe, individually wrap each muffin in plastic wrap and store in a freezer bag and freeze for up to 6 months.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

To reheat any leftovers, heat on a microwave safe dish for 15-20 seconds in the microwave.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO BAKE CINNAMON ROLL MUFFINS?

You should bake your cinnamon muffins for 10-12 minutes until golden brown, the time will vary from oven to oven.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE WALNUTS IN PLACE OF PECANS?

You can use walnuts in place of pecans in these muffins.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

This recipe can easily be doubled or halved, just proportionally increase of decrease ingredients.

ARE STICKY BUNS THE SAME AS CINNAMON ROLLS?

Sticky buns are similar but with the difference of having a sweet sticky nut topping will a traditional cinnamon roll has a cinnamon swirl with a vanilla or cream cheese glaze on top.

Side view of the Cinnamon Roll Muffins.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Cream Cheese Frosting: Make an easy cream cheese glaze by mixing the glaze that comes with the can, combined 2-3 tbsps of cream cheese, 1 tbsp powdered sugar, and some vanilla extract. You might need to add milk as need to get the cream cheese icing to the consistency of your liking.
  • Walnuts: If you would rather, you can use walnuts in place of pecans or you can additionally add them for a mix of both nuts.
  • Large Muffins: To make bakery sized muffins, use a pan with bigger muffin cup size and 12-14 pieces to each slot.

What to Serve with Cinnamon Muffins

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Cinnamon Roll Muffins
5 from 2 votes

Cinnamon Roll Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 22 minutes
Make these Cinnamon Roll Muffins the next time you are craving homemade cinnamon rolls but don't have the time.
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Ingredients

  • 2 cinnamon roll containers
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and spray a muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Open the cinnamon roll tubes and separate the rolls. Cut each of the cinnamon rolls into 9 small pieces.
  • Place 10 to 12 pieces of the cinnamon rolls into each muffin cup and press them down slightly.
  • Stir together the pecans, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
  • Sprinkle the pecan mixture over the top of the cinnamon rolls.
  • Bake the cinnamon rolls at 375 for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Allow to cool in the pan until the muffins are safe to touch, then transfer to a wire rack.
  • Transfer the icing that came with the cinnamon rolls to a piping bag and pipe the icing over the muffins while they’re still warm. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • Cream Cheese Frosting: Make an easy cream cheese glaze by mixing the glaze that comes with the can, combined 2-3 tbsps of cream cheese, 1 tbsp powdered sugar, and some vanilla extract. You might need to add milk as need to get the cream cheese icing to the consistency of your liking.
  • Walnuts: If you would rather, you can use walnuts in place of pecans or you can additionally add them for a mix of both nuts.
  • Large Muffins: To make bakery sized muffins, use a pan with bigger muffin cup size and 12-14 pieces to each slot.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Sodium: 211mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brown sugar, Cinnamon Roll, easy dessert, muffins, pecans, sticky buns

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