Who doesn’t like cinnamon rolls……anyone?…..I didn’t think so.   The problem with cinnamon rolls, though, is they’re kind of a lot of work to make.   Don’t get me wrong, when I have the time, homemade cinnamon rolls are fantastic.   But on an average day it’s just not going to happen.  So enter the cinnamon roll muffin.
     These muffins are great, they have all the yummy cinnamon flavor of a roll, but they’re relatively quick and easy to make!   What makes them so delicious is the cinnamon, sugar, butter filling that is nestled into the middle of each muffin and sprinkled on top of each muffin, as well.   It ‘s ooey, gooey goodness on the inside and the top of the muffin gets a little bit of a chewy, crunchy crust…..SO GOOD!   Then, of course, you need to top it all off with a sweet glaze.  Muffin perfection and perfect when you’re craving a cinnamon roll but don’t have the time to make them!
Cinnamon Roll Muffins
For cake:
  • 2 1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla

For filling:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp softened butter

For glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line muffin cups with paper baking cups (recipe makes about 15 muffins).

Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda in a small bowl.  Set aside.

Cream butter and sugar together.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating in well.

Add milk, sour cream and vanilla and beat in.

Add flour mixture to wet ingredients, 1/3 at a time, combining well after each addition.

In a small bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon and 2 tbsp butter with a fork, until mixture is crumbly.

Spoon half of batter into muffin cups.

Top each with sugar cinnamon filling (about 1 tsp).

Spoon remaining batter over filling and top with remaining sugar cinnamon mixture.

Bake in preheated over for 30 to 35 minutes, until golden brown and muffins spring back when lightly pressed.

While muffins are baking, mix powdered sugar and milk together, a little at a time, until a smooth glaze forms.

When muffins are done baking, drizzle some of the glaze over the top of each.

ENJOY!

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