Monday, May 6, 2013

Cinnamon Roll Muffins

So it was Saturday morning, and I was going to get up and make a new cinnamon roll recipe I've been wanting to try for awhile now. Unfortunately, the recipe is not a a quick one.   When I realized I needed to let the dough rise for two hours at two different times during the recipe, my cinnamon roll idea was out. I was thinking it was quicker and since it was already 9 am, if I'd made them, we 'd be eating them for lunch, so I nixed the idea.. I'm sure it's a good recipe and I'm going to maybe try it some other time...maybe. Anyway, I still wanted to do something cinnamon rolly, so I decided to make a cinnamon roll muffin. I didn't have a recipe, but that didn't stop me. I wasn't sure my muffins would turn out, but they were a hit.  Score 1 for mom!

I may still make a few modifications to this recipe (like maybe less or no white sugar next time), but for a first go around, they couldn't have turned out better.  They disappeared quickly, and if I had let the boys eat all they wanted, the muffins would have been gone in less time than it took to make them. This is a recipe I would not make everyday, but when we're in the mood for cinnamon  rolls, they will definitely hit the spot.

oat crumb flour
Cinnamon Roll Muffins

In a small bowl, whisk
4 tablespoons of brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and set aside for later. Use this as your cinnamon filling.

Meanwhile, mix these dry ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.

1 1/2 c whole wheat pastry flour

1/4 c oat crumb flour-I make this by pulsing oats in my food processor. It is crumby and powdery,

Pinch of salt

Adding wet and dry ingredients
1 Tbsp baking powder mix

In still another bowl, mix
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 c sugar
1/2 c unsweetened applesauce
1 c skim milk

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir well till combined or use a whisk.

Muffins cooling on my new Pampered chef cooling rack ( Love it)
Spray a muffin tin with nonstick spray and preheat oven to 350. While the oven is heating up, assemble your muffins. First, using a tea spoon, put some batter into the bottom of each muffin reservoir. On top of that sprinkle the cinnamon - brown sugar mixture (make sure not to skimp on this). Next, using your tea spoon, put the remaining batter on top of each cinnamon - brown sugar layer.

Bake 16 to 25 minutes depending on your oven at 350 till done. A toothpick inserted in the middle of each muffin will come out clean when done. I would cool it for about five minutes before you take them out of the pan.  Once they are removed from the pan, let them cool completely before glazing them.

Making the glaze
While the muffins are cooling or cooking,   prepare your glaze topping.  The topping is 1 c powdered sugar,  1 Tbsp milk,  and 1/2 tsp vanilla. Whisk ingredients together to make sure it's the right consistency that you want. I found that the combination that I mentioned is pretty much right on.  It should be a thick glaze. 

Drizzle over cooled muffins and enjoy. You'll notice the glaze on the bottom of my pan. It is the by product of glazing and the very best part! One of my kids swept his finger across the bottom to get up that delicious icing. Another dipped his muffin in the extra icing at the bottom. It reminded me of whenever my mom made us those yummy Pillsbury-from-the-can cinnamon rolls when we were little, and we all fought over who got to lick the little icing container clean.  And all of our fingers tried to sweep up the drippings from the bottom of the pan. Good times...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These look great and I will be trying them for sure.All the recipes you have posted that I tried have been really good,so Thanks!Me