{cinnamon roll muffins}

November 22, 2011

It’s my first post (with the exception of {nifty thrifty sunday}) since we’re back in Germany and I’ve missed blogging an awful lot! I missed all of you!!
But before starting today’s post, I wanted to shout out a huge THANK YOU to all the fabulous Guest Bloggersthat shared a little about themselves and their blogs. I hope you all enjoyed them taking over my blog as much as I did while I was gone. ;)


It’s my beautiful mom’s birthday today (herzlichen Glückwunsch, Mama!)!

To celebrate her special day, I tried to make one of her favorite American treats (which we can’t get over here): cinnamon rolls. I didn’t have time to bake the yeasty version though. So, I consulted my good friend Google and found a no-yeast easy-to-make cinnamon roll muffins recipe.
{cinnamon roll muffins}
Unfortunately they didn’t rise as much as I would have liked them to (and stayed a little dense), so I might try and modify the recipe a little next time I bake the cinnamon roll muffins.
They still tasted pretty delicious and were liked by all birthday guests at my mom’s house. ;)
{cinnamon roll muffins}
What you’ll need (recipe source):
for the muffins

  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 3 to 3 1/2 cups flour
for the filling
  • 2 tbsp. butter, room temperature
  • 2/3 cups brown sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
for the icing
  • 1–2 tbsp. milk or cream.
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
{cinnamon roll muffins}

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Measure the brown sugar, baking soda, salt, vanilla and egg into a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the Buttermilk. Add the flour. Stir until thoroughly combined.
  4. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for a minute or two.
  5. Roll the dough into a 12-inch by 24-inch rectangle.
  6. Using a rubber spatula, spread with butter. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
  7. Roll the dough into a log and stretch slightly.
  8. Cut into two-inch pieces and put the pieces into greased muffin tins of muffin tins lined with cupcake papers.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  10. Allow the muffins to cool for 5 minutes, and then remove from the muffin tins.
  11. Drizzle with icing when cool.

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  1. Gwen @ The Bold Abode says:

    They look like mouth-watering perfection! Seriously, I’m drooling all over myself.. I’m such a sucker for cinnamon rolls…mmmm…

    Welcome Back! We’ve all missed you, too!

  2. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    Welcome back, Vanessa!! Nobody does Nifty Thrifty like you. What a delicious post to reconnect with… and with these yummy-looking muffins, it looks like it WILL be a happy birthday for your beautiful mom.

  3. they look good! i might try this recipe out! I’m no baking expert, but woul putting a little bicarbonate in make them rise a bit?

  4. Lindsay @ Delighted Momma says:

    Even though they didn’t rose they still look yummy!!

  5. These look divine! And I think I actually have all the ingredients in the house. This might make its way into our Thanksgiving breakfast. :-) Thanks!

  6. Good Girl Gone Green says:

    I love cinnamon!!! Yum!

  7. Willa@ArmstrongFamilyFare says:

    These look delicious! :) Stopping by from Something Swanky’s blog hop!

  8. How perfect are those, I love them!

  9. oh my goodness gracious how delicious does that look! Plus absolutely any food looks adorably scrumptious if it is served in a cupcake wrapper :) I can smell the cinnamonny goodness from here :)

  10. Alison @ Oopsey Daisy says:

    YUM!! These look scrumptious!

  11. They look delicious!

  12. Kerryanne English says:

    These look so yummy!

    I’d love it if you could share this over on my Simply Christmas Inspiration Party at http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com/2011/11/inspiration-friday.html

  13. would love it if you could share this on my link party — Serenity Saturday — over at http://www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

    Natasha xxx

  14. Something Swanky says:

    These look amazing– of course :)

    Thanks for sharing!!!


  15. They look delicious and obviously went down a treat on the birthday!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  16. TheCraftBarn says:

    Yummy! I posted a link to this recipe on my blog: http://thecraftbarn-ny.blogspot.com/2011/11/tasty-tuesday-112911.html

  17. Alison @ Oopsey Daisy says:

    I featured these today on my blog:


    Thanks for sharing!

  18. oh yum!!!

    Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday!!
    Hope to see you there again tomorrow!

    Natasha xxx

  19. Yum! Featuring you over on my blog this morning! Thank you so much for linking up to {wow me} wednesday last week! :)

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com


  20. petite hermine says:

    These look sooooo yummy! Welcome back!! :)

  21. YUM!!! These look so delicious!!

    I would love for you to come link up at my blog this week starting today!
    snap, craft & blog till your heart’s {content} @ a content housewife {blog}

    Have a great week!

  22. Kirsten @ Mushki Loves says:


    I Featured this at Mushki Loves!

    Have a great day!

  23. yummO! Thanks for the recipe Vanessa!


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