Monday, June 11, 2012

Cinnamon Roll Muffins

Hello! I hope you enjoyed a great weekend. We enjoyed beautiful weather,what about you? Hopefully you were not rained out, flooded or overwhelmed by the
crazy hailstorms or the wild fires.

I watched one of my favorite movies, The Red Violin, if you have not seen it and you love Joshua Bell than this is a movie for you.

 I also read magazines, and many
blogs from The Paris Party at Castles Crowns and Cottages. There were so many great posts; beautiful writing, memories and photos. I enjoyed them all. If you
love Paris go over to Anita's blog and follow the links to some wonderful adventures.

In addition, I made these Cinnamon Roll Muffins from The Baker Chick.They give you the taste and texture of cinnamon rolls without the yeast and the wait. They are delicious!

Cinnamon Roll Muffins
Makes 12 muffins

2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2/3 cups brown sugar
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 cup room temperature buttermilk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup tightly packed, brown sugar
1 tsp. baking Soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 cups flour + extra for dusting rolling surface

for the glaze
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
2-3 Tablespoons heavy cream



Preheat the oven to 375 F.  Butter or spray a standard 12-cup muffin tin.

Prepare the filling: In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon, set aside.

In a separate bowl, lightly beat together the buttermilk and egg.  In a large mixing bowl,combine brown sugar, baking soda, salt, and vanilla. Whisk to combine. Add the buttermilk/egg mixture and, using a fork, mix everything together. Add the flour and gently mix all the ingredients together with a large wooden spoon or rubber spatula. Do not to over mix the dough!

Place the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for a minute. Roll the
dough into a 12 x 24-inch rectangle. Do not overwork the dough it will get

Use a pastry brush to coat the entire surface with the melted butter or just pour it on the dough and spread with your hand.  Sprinkle with the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture.

Starting on the longest side, begin rolling the dough into a tight log,
stretching slightly as you roll. Cut into 12 pieces. Place each one into
the prepared muffin pan. Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until golden brown, do not
over bake these. Remove from the oven and allow the muffins to rest in the pan
for about 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. Cool completely
before adding the glaze.

Glaze:  In a small mixing bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, cinnamon, and
2 Tablespoons of cream. Mix until well-combined and smooth. If it is too thick
add more cream. Drizzle the glaze over the muffins.


Add chopped pecans, brown sugar and a little melted butter to bottom of each muffin cup, then add the cinnamon roll to the top and bake. Let sit for 5 minutes after you remove from oven, then remove from pan and let cool. Drizzle with the glaze.

What do you think? Will you try them? Let me know if you do? I want to know how you liked them.

I hope that you have a great week!


  1. I have not heard of this movie but can't wait too see it now, I love Samuel L. The weekend was crazy busy but not as bad as today is going to be. We have 3 cars in the family, 2 of which need attention. One needs an annual MOT and my daughters new Smart car is refusing to go into reverse gear so has to go back to the dealer, I have parcels to send out and Meg needs a ride to her doctor as she has a throat infection and is carless. I then have to take the MOT car to my brothers house as they have bought it and all these things are some 25 miles apart. I would normally take 2 days to do all this but it all has to be done today!

    Sorry to moan but I knew you would understand :-)
    Have a more restful Monday than me xxxxxxx

  2. Yum!! Best wishes for a wonderful week Elizabeth!
    Jeanne xx

  3. Good morning dearest!

    What a great way to start the morning, my FIRST FREE WEEK of summer. No rushing, just perusing and enjoying.

    First of all, I have NEVER even heard of the this movie; I MUST SEE IT for I love Samuel Jackson. And what a great weekend it was indeed to have you and others participate in a successful CONNECTION via Paris.

    WOW....I do not even know where to start on preparing myself for my new adventure. I did start to work in my basement yesterday with a new creation, but it feels strange not to be in ADRENALIN DRIVEN MODE but to be at a more relaxed state!!!!

    Wishing you a beautiful day my dear, Anita

  4. I just discovered Pine Cones and Acorns via Jeanne. The muffins look amazing. I love to make cinnamon rolls for house guest. This maybe my new alternative. Bonnie

  5. Elizabeth - Your photos are making me seriously crave those cinnamon roll muffins. The problem is once I start, I can't stop. I bet I can gobble up 3 :-)

  6. Okay, now I want to
    make a whole pan of
    cinnamon rolls and eat
    them in front of The Red
    Violin! Thank you for the
    recipe and the recommendation.
    Hope your week is off to
    a wonderful start, Elizabeth!

    xo Suzanne

  7. Dear friend, how you tempt me!! :) hee...
    These look amazing! I have a little collection of your recipes now!
    Isn't dear Anita's party so much fun??
    I'm glad you had a great weekend!
    On to your newest post...see you there...
    Big hugs,
    - Irina

  8. How very nice to meet you Elizabeth.. I am looking for my pans right now.. I must have a cinnamon roll! What a great recipe.. Thank you. I have had such fun at Anita's Paris party.. It is so nice to see everyones view of Paris and meet so many wonderful people.
    Wishing you a beautiful week.

  9. Those muffins look to die for! I am going to try them for Father's Day!
    Come for a visit....

  10. These sound just delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  11. Your muffins look delicious! I made strawberry shortcake last week if you get a chance stop by. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Laura

  12. This is one of J's favorites. They look delicious.

  13. You caught my attention with CINNAMON ROLL! I know my family will LOVE these!!! Thanks so much for sharing...

  14. Can't wait to try these - looks divine. I adore cinnamon rolls, but most of the time I can't be bothered with the rising and the waiting. I want more immediate gratification than that, so these look right up my alley.

    Sue :-)

  15. I am printing out your recipe! They look SO YUMMY! and I LOVE that they are homemade. I DO NOT like those awful pop CAN ones! I had a recipe for some YEARS ago made with salmon and dill glaze. They were TO DIE FOR and I've "LOST the recipe"! I am going to try YOUR Roll recipe with it and see if it works. FINGERS CROSSEDXXXXX
    Thank you for the recommendation for the movie. I have not seen it ALTHOUGH I DO have a book with that name. Hmmmm, I'll have to go check if it's the same...
    Thank you so much for sharing,
    Have a wonderful weekend,

  16. Yummy these look delicious. I love that you dont have to use yest and wait all that time for the dough to rise. I'd be thrilled if you shared this over @ Whatcha Whipped Up Wednesday . Hope to see you there!

  17. These look fantastic! Can't wait to try them sometime!

  18. I should have made these for Father's Day, YUM! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  19. Wow! It sounds like you had a really great weekend! Love these muffins - I'll have to surprise Dearest and make him some!
    Delightsome post! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  20. they look incredible! i want to try them for sure!!! would love for you to share over at Hearts&Homes Link Party at

    have a great weekend :) - lauren

  21. Of course I will try this recipe...It looks delicious. Thanks for linking to the open House Party.


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