Easy Cinnamon Roll Muffins

When I was younger I used to love these prepackaged cinnamon roll muffin things. They might have even come in a low-fat version…. I can’t remember the brand name (maybe it’s Hostess?), but man did I love those little devils. I can even recall coming across them in a vending machine and feeling like I had won the lottery. Nowadays, I prefer my sweet treats to have ingredients that I can pronounce, but I can still appreciate the idea behind my old favorites.

A few weekends ago I lazily rolled out of bed well after 9 with a very strong craving for cinnamon rolls. Not wanting to wait hours for the whole process, I had to go on an internet search for something else to have with our eggs.Then I remembered something from my friend Josie’s blog. Sure enough, easy cinnamon roll muffins sounded perfect, and totally reminded me of the treats I used to eat.

What I really like about these is how quickly they come together, you don’t even have to preheat the oven! I also like how they still have light yeasty taste to go along with the cinnamon sweetness. No, they are not a perfect replacement for real cinnamon rolls. But they are a still a great, quick, easy, sweet treat.



  1. Yum! These both look and sound amazing. I cannot wait for an excuse to try them. I'm sure I won't hold out long. 😉

  2. OMG…I'm totally drooling for cinnamon everything right now and then you go and post these amazing beauties. I'm going to have to add these to my menu next week because I need these in my stomach like yesterday.

  3. I definitely have to give these a try! They look scrumptious.

  4. I made these yesterday with a bunch of preschoolers, I love that the batter was fluid enough for them to actually stir. They were very tasty, I'll be making them again I'm sure. I added a few drops of orange bloosom water to the icing, it was extra yummy.

  5. I made these today and they were easy, but there was WAY too much yeast in the recipe. I saw that when I read through the recipe, but since another review said they were tasty, against my better judgement, I didn't alter the amount. Big mistake. I don't know how the original “store bought” cakes tasted – perhaps it was just like this, but it isn't something my family would even finish eating.

    • Thanks for the feedback, Ann! We didn't think they were too yeasty, but, there were comments/reviews on Joy the Baker's post about the amount of yeast. I think it boils down to personal taste and maybe even strength of the yeast used. I will add a note to the recipe mentioning your review!

  6. Hi – I love cinnamon and made these last weekend – they were perfect!! My whole neighborhood was happy:)
    Greetings from South-Germany and thanks for the recipe.

  7. I’ve made this recipe two weeks in a row now. My family LOVES them! Thanks so much for sharing it. I passed it on to a friend who sampled one at my house yesterday, too. DELICIOUS!

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