Happy Tuesday, everyone!
I love Tuesdays (and Wednesdays) because it is my day off from work today! And I love nothing more, other than working out and hanging out with C, than baking while listening to christmas music.
It was so relaxing just to bake and jamming to christmas music.
I decided to make cinnamon roll muffins with cream cheese frosting. I told C last night that I was going to make these muffins for him today and he couldn’t wait!
These muffins were super easy to make too. It took me about 30 minutes to make these muffins and another 20 minutes to bake them while I clean up the kitchen. Quick and easy.
Not only are these muffins easy to make, they are super delicious too. Imagine a soft and warm dough topped with a buttery cinnamon crumbles and drizzled with cream cheese frosting on top.
Also, my apartment smelled wonderful while these muffins were in the oven.
Baking + Christmas music + cinnamon rolls aroma = pure bliss.
C came home, ate one and couldn’t help but eat another one. Good thing he is bulking right now!
I can’t wait to crumble it on top of my oatmeal tomorrow!
Easy Cinnamon Roll Muffins //yield 12 servings
Recipe adapted from Amandeleine
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 packet active yeast (4 tsp)
2/3 warm almond milk (any milk is fine)
3 Tbsp canola oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, soften
2/3 light brown sugar
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 oz reduced fat cream cheese
1 Tbsp almond milk
1. For the dough, dissolve the yeast in the milk and let it sit for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, combine the rest of the ingredients together and add in the milk mixture. Mix well and let it sit for 15 minutes. Then evenly distribute the batter into a greased muffin pan.
2. For the filling/topping, combine the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon together with a fork. Sprinkle evenly on top of the batter and swirl it with a fork.
3. Put the pan in the cold oven and heat to 350 degree F. Bake for 20 minutes. Then cool for 10 minutes.
4. For the icing, combine the powdered sugar, cream cheese and milk to form an icing. Drizzle over the muffins and enjoy!
Nutritional Facts Per Muffin: 191 calories, 20g carbs, 6g fat, 1g protein, 19g sugar