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Quick Cinnamon Roll Muffins

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These Quick Cinnamon Roll Muffins are a twist on classic monkey bread but without all of the fuss.  They’re packed with cinnamon and topped with creamy icing.

With some tasty short-cuts, you won’t be stuck in the kitchen all day making these sweet treats.

Let me show you just how easy it is to make them.

Cinnamon Roll Muffins

How To Make Cinnamon Roll Muffins

For this breakfast treat recipe, you need the following ingredients:

You start with a can of Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls – the large 17.5 ounce can, either with Extra Rich Butter Cream Icing or Original. (They’re both available at Walmart.)

Grands cinnamon rolls

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Place muffin liners in a muffin pan and lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray. Next, combine sugar and cinnamon to make homemade cinnamon sugar. Easy peasy, right?


Unroll the cinnamon rolls and then cut each one into six wedges.  I like to use a pizza cutter, but a knife should work well.

wedges of cinnamon rolls
dipping biscuits in sugar mixture

Next, take five wedges, separate the layers, and roll them around in the sugar mixture.  It works best if you start with the larger pieces and do a few at a time.

Place the sugar-coated pieces in muffin cups.  The smaller pieces work out best on top.

cinnamon roll muffins in a muffin pan

Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from the oven and allow them to cool for about 10 minutes. Now for the best part – the icing!  Remove the metal rim from the icing cup and microwave it for 10 quick seconds and then drizzle it on top of the muffins.

baked cinnamon roll muffins
Cinnamon Roll Muffins
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Quick Cinnamon Roll Muffins

These Quick Cinnamon Roll Muffins are a twist on classic monkey bread but without all of the fuss.  They’re packed with cinnamon and topped with creamy icing.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, cinnamon, muffins, quick
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 293kcal
Author Lynda


  • 1 17.5-ounce can Pillsbury Grand Cinnamon Rolls
  • cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Pomegranate seeds for garnish optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 6 muffin cups with aluminum or paper liners and lightly coat with non-stick spray.
  • Combine sugar and cinnamon in medium size bowl and set aside.
  • Unroll cinnamon rolls and cut each roll into 6 wedges.
  • Separate the layers of five wedges and dip each layer in cinnamon sugar. Place the wedges in one prepared muffin cup. Repeat with remaining wedges.
  • Bake for 15 – 17 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for approximately 10 minutes.
  • Remove metal rim from icing and place icing in microwave for 10 seconds on HIGH.
  • Spoon or drizzle icing over muffins.
  • Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds, if desired.



Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 293kcal

For a festive touch, sprinkle some fresh pomegranate seeds on top.

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