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

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 453kcal


  • 16.3 ounces Pilsbury Grand Biscuits
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon


  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • 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.
  • Smear about half a tablespoon of butter onto each flattened biscuit.
  • In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle a good amount of the mixture onto each biscuit.
  • Roll up each biscuit and cut each roll into thirds.
  • Place three pieces, cut side up, into each muffin tin cup.
  • 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


  • Beat softened cream cheese, vanilla, and powdered sugar together until smooth. Top Each Cinnamon Roll Muffin with frosting.


Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 639mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2mg
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recipe adapted form Inspired by Charm


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  1. Marla

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

  2. Kristi McDowell

    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..

  3. sally @ sallys baking addiction

    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 ;)

  4. Michelle

    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

  5. Mi Vida en un Dulce

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

  6. Jessica

    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!

  7. Nicky @ Pink Recipe Box

    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!

  8. Andrea Asher

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

  9. Melissa

    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!

  10. Patti

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

  11. Debbie

    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 :(

  12. Leslie

    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.

  13. Debbie

    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??

  14. Leona Shelby

    I'm deathly allergic to cinnamon so I substituted my old standby "ground cardamom" and my family didn't even know the difference. Tried it at school too and my classmates were in love instantly!!! :D

  15. Renee

    look awesome.. wish I had the stuff to make them.

  16. Jeanne

    OMG These are the best cinnamon roll muffins I have ever made (and I have made many, looking for quick and tasty). They're quick, easy, and I usually always have the ingredients on hand. I didn't use the cream cheese frosting, preferring a confectioner's sugar/milk glaze. But still, YUM!

  17. Terry

    These are awesome. My while family loved them and they are so easy and fast to make.