Muffin Monday: Cinnamon Bun Muffins

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Our holiday edition of Muffin Monday continued this week with a recipe by King Arthur Flour for Simply Sinful Cinnamon Muffins. With the recipe calling for a sweet cinnamon middle and confectioners’ sugar glaze, I immediately thought of cinnamon buns. By adding additional flour in order to make stiffer dough, I managed to roll it out into a rectangle, sprinkled the filling overtop and rolled it into a log. Slicing off two-inch rounds, I placed the dough in the muffin pan and hoped for the best!

To be honest, the dough was a bit tricky to work with as I needed it to be stiffer than a regular muffin batter but not the thick bread consistency of cinnamon buns. Needless to say things got a little sticky but it all worked out in the end. When I pulled the muffins out of the oven I was happy to see they had retained their spiral shape.

Go big or go home. That should be the motto for our holiday muffins! So yes, I did end up icing these muffins with a cream cheese vanilla icing. I couldn’t help myself.

Wowsa – talk about an insanely tasty sugar high!

Happy Muffin Monday!

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5 comments on “Muffin Monday: Cinnamon Bun Muffins

  1. Stay-At-Home-Chef on said:

    LOVE the holiday edition of Muffin Mondays :)

  2. Baker Street on said:

    What a brilliant idea, J! I love how you rolled up the filling. Mmm.. sounds incredible. And the frosting totally does the trick for me!

  3. I love that you made cinnamon rolls out of the batter by adding a bit more flour. They turned out beautifully! And that frosting! Oh, my!

  4. Stay-At-Home-Chef on said:

    Thanks An – the filling did the trick for me too!

  5. Stay-At-Home-Chef on said:

    Thanks Stacy! Pretty decadent treats but that’s what the holiday edition of Muffin Monday is all about, right?! Like I said in my post; go big or go home :)

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