Muffins are the cornerstones for breakfasts. With a cinnamon roll flavor, there’s no wonder I’m making these muffins more than any other.
There’s something about a good muffin that makes me all giddy inside. The crumbs, the soft inside and some orange juice to wash it all down.
I’m going to flat out say that I love food. Oh, and baking of course. You can do so much with so little and mix and match to make something so creative. I know that’s not the case with these cinnamon muffins, but it’s all part of the process. And on a side note (but not really because that’s why you keep reading and coming back to these posts), these are pretty darn good. Even with muffins, there are so many different combinations you can use to make.
A funny moment this morning. My son went up to the front door and exclaimed, “Hey! I’m tall enough to see through the peephole!” He turned around to look at me, beaming. Yes, it’s the little things in life. Then this afternoon, my daughter gets into the car to go shopping and the battery is dead. I was going to go out and do a MAJOR grocery shop, too. I knew it was going to be dead when I had a slight problem starting it yesterday while running errands, but then I forgot about it.
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Oh well, guess we’re improvising for dinner. The boys have gone golfing about 45 minutes away and we do have a golf cart, but I am certainly NOT taking that to the store in this 105º and humid weather, thank you very much. I’ll be leaving a trail of ice cream behind the cart. Don’t forget the noise of that thing too. I can’t even hear myself think when I do drive that thing around the neighborhood.
In need of another recipe that is quick and easy? Here are a few from some of my favorite bloggers. I know you’ll enjoy these too. Lovefromtheoven and her ham and cheese biscuits are one of the many perfect dishes to the start of your day from her. Mexican style corn cob by thefoodieaffair is something I will always go to for a side dish. In need of a drink to wash all this down? This blood orange mocktail cooler from howsweeteats does just that and more.
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I found this recipe at Joy the Baker. If you haven’t been over to her site yet, I strongly encourage you to do so. Her recipes are awesome, her writing is very real and she cracks me up!! I think you’ll enjoy her, too!
Thank you, Joy for sharing this with us!!
Cinnamon Roll Muffins
- 1 ½ cups flour
- ⅓ cup sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 3 teaspoons active dry yeast or rapid rise yeast
- ⅔ cup milk warmed to 100-110 degrees
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
- ⅔ cup brown sugar
- ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch of freshly ground nutmeg
- ¾ cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 tablespoon milk, and more if needed
- Generously butter a 12-inch cup muffin tin; set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, and salt together.
- In a liquid measuring cup, combine warm milk and yeast. Stir until yeast is dissolved.
- In a medium bowl, lightly beat egg.
- To egg, add milk mixture, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and stir.
- Add milk/egg mixture to flour and mix well until smooth. Put the batter into prepared muffin tins, filling about halfway to two-thirds full. Let rest for 15 minutes.
- In a small bowl, mix cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. Add butter with a fork and combine until top is crumbly.
- Place an equal amount of topping in each muffin tin, spreading evenly. Press topping into the rested dough with fingers or use a spatula to incorporate.
- Place muffin into a cold oven and heat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 20 minutes. Muffins should be lightly browned around edges and will spring back when the centers are gently pressed.
- Cool for 30 minutes before combining confectioners' sugar and milk in a small bowl. Drizzle onto the muffins.
I think I know what every breakfast needs. BACON! Yes, that’s right, and I have a how-to bake bacon recipe that a lot of people love because of how easy it is. The best part is, you can tune the bacon to how you specifically like it. Who wouldn’t love that?
For a full meal that the family will absolutely love. This loaded huevos rancheros recipe has all the hype it deserves. Let the weekend feel like the weekend with this awesome breakfast meal.
I think something went wrong with my yeast. I don’t think they are supposed to look like that. They also smelled very yeasty. So, I fixed the recipe here and did 3 teaspoons instead of the 4 I used. Everyone really liked them despite my critique. Everything I bake I rate on a scale of 1-4 with 4 being the best and it was unanimous that these Cinnamon Roll Muffins earned 3 rolling pins. They were quite tasty and I think they would have been even better had I used brown sugar instead of the granulated for the topping. Silly girl. The family was clueless, so that’ll be our little secret.