Cinnamon Roll Muffins

Remember this post on Nutella Rolls?…  Well this idea is a spin off from the recipe created by Inspired by Charm. Here you have it… Cinnamon Roll Muffins!  These cute little guys are SO dang easy and look and taste amazing!

Need a quick and easy breakfast?… Look no further because it doesn’t get much simpler and faster than this!


They are made very similar to the last recipe… only minus the Nutella and adding some butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar! 




Cinnamon Roll Muffins

Cinnamon Roll Muffins

By Chef in Training May 11, 2012

  • Yield: 8 muffins Servings

An easy and delicious breakfast!


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Roll each of the 8 Pillsbury Grand Biscuits out into a flat circle with rolling pin. Coat with granulated sugar on both sides to sweeten up the dough.
  3. Smear about half a tablespoon of butter onto each flattened biscuit.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle a good amount of the mixture onto each biscuit.
  5. Roll up each biscuit and cut each roll into thirds.
  6. Place three pieces, cut side up, into each muffin tin cup.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 15 minutes. Once cooked, let cool in the muffin tin for 5 minutes, then remove and let finish cooling
  8. For Icing, beat softened cream cheese, vanilla, and powdered sugar together until smooth. Top Each Cinnamon Roll Muffin with Icing.

recipe adapted form Inspired by Charm


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  1. 1

    Love this idea! They look great!

  2. 2

    Oh Wow!!! I think I’m going to get dressed and go to the store for some biscuits! These look amazing! Thanks~

  3. 3
    Kristi McDowell says:

    Made these this morning as soon as I saw them… fast, fun and delicious!!! Everyone truly loved them, next time I will have to make more..

  4. 4

    This is for sure something I will make. It looks AMAZING and so easy! Thank you!

  5. 5

    Nikki! I am LOVING these! I love EASY cinnamon roll spin offs- yeast scares me haha! I’ve been eyeing your Nutella rolls ever since you posted them ;)

  6. 6
    Michelle says:

    Hi Nikki,
    These look fantastic. I would love to have a go at making these but we don”t have Grand Biscuits in Australia. Would you be able to suggest a suitable substitute?

    Many Thanks

  7. 7

    What a lovely and yummy muffins. This recipe is something that I should try. Thanks for sharing.

  8. 8
    Jessica says:

    These were delicious, but a little messy. They bubbled up and spilled over in my oven. I’ll remember to put foil under the muffin tin next time. Thanks for a great recipe!

  9. 9

    Beautiful! I never would have thought of baking mini cinnamon rolls in a muffin tin. I’ll definitely be giving it a try in the future!

  10. 10

    Thanks for this recipe!! I will try it the next time my Grand babies come over to stay all night. They love to help :)

  11. 11
    Melissa says:

    I made these yesterday and I have to say they are the best! Rivals Cinnabon and can be made any time you have a craving. This recipe is definetly a keeper that earned 5 stars from my husband and I. The recipe was easy to follow and to make. I didn’t make any changes – it is perfect just the way it is.

    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

  12. 12

    Made these today for a Father’s Day brunch…they were a big hit…very easy to do and delicious.. Love this site!

  13. 13

    I have these in the overn but at 20 minutes the middle is still a bit gooey, wondering if its my oven or I messed something up :(

  14. 14

    These are great! I’m going to make a bunch of these ahead, freeze them, and take and bake them for Thanksgiving this year. Thanks for sharing.

  15. 15

    We don’t have Grands biscuits in Canada, do you think combining 2 buttermilk biscuits into one round and then follwong the recipe would work??