Stuffed with a luscious gooey cinnamon roll filling and packed with lots of gooey chocolate and glaze, these dynamite muffins are the absolute best way to get your cinnamon roll fix!
Man oh maaaaaan, guys…All I can say is I desperately hope that you’re in a brunchin’-kinda mood today.
I mean, it’s Friday, so who isn’t??
So can we talk about the kind of things I crave practically 24/7 in the breakfast department? Muffins, cinnamon rolls. Cinnamon rolls, muffins.
I’ll take ’em both in either order. 😉
Clearly, you can see exactly how I’m taking them both now’adays: Jammed into ONE killer breakfast. I’m obviously a pro at this by now…
And thus…cinnamon roll muffins were henceforth BORN.
Sidenote: Is there seriously anything I won’t taint with cinnamon rolls?? So far we’ve touched on oatmeal, smoothies, pancakes, and now muffins. What could possibly be next??
I’ll get back to you on that one in a few weeks. 😉
My family could not stop raving and ranting about these muffins. Putting all the automatically-winning glaze and chocolate aside, what they loved most was how from the OUTSIDE, these muffins looked like any ordinary glazed chocolate chip muffin…
…but the INSIDE. That’s obviously what really counts. That first bite takes you on a one-way trip to ooey-gooey cinnamon roll land!
Like whoaaaaa, they said. I did not see that coming!
I just say It’s muffin MAGIC, guys.”
*nod, nod, chew, chew*
Not gonna lie to you guys, these muffins are pure bakery-style perfection. They’re seriously SO pretty to look at, they’re ginooooormous (!!) and just really, really, REALLY good.
Like so soft and moist inside, you may cry. And combined with that gooey cinnamon roll filling we all know and love PLUS chocolate PLUS glaze? Get ready for the waterworks.
Yes. All the yes to all of the above we just spoke of.
Sarah’s Top Tip: If you’re looking to create even more of a bakery-style impression with these muffins, drizzle your glaze in a pretty criss-cross pattern!
Psssst…that also = more glaze crowning each muffin. (fist pump!)
And just like that MY heart is won. ♥
You wanna know how every weekend can be automatically made? These muffins. No, really. Your Saturday morning is going to be the TOPS.
Cinnamon rolls easy-fied, muffin-fied and covered in glaze could really be nothing less than a SCORE. A slam-dunk in the category of weekend breakfast.
Face-planting skills, don’t fail me now. ♥
Cinnamon Roll-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Muffins
- CINNAMON ROLL FILLING:
- 3 tablespoons butter softened
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar
- 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1-1/2 tablespoons water
- MUFFIN BATTER:
- 2-1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 3/4 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2-3 tablespoons milk
- Make the filling: In a small bowl, whisk all filling ingredients until smooth and creamy. Set aside for a moment.
- Make the muffin batter: Preheat oven to 425F and lightly grease a 12-cup muffin tin. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, beat butter, sugar, yogurt, eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla until smooth. Gently fold flour mixture into liquid until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Fill prepared muffin tin cups half full of batter. Top each with 1 tablespoon cinnamon roll filling. Gently spoon remaining muffin batter over top.
- Bake muffins at 425F 5 minutes, then reduce heat to 375F and continue baking 15 minutes or until golden. Cool muffins in pan 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool.
- Make the glaze: In a small bowl, whisk all glaze ingredients until smooth and drizzling consistency. Evenly drizzle glaze over slightly-cooled muffins. Enjoy!
If you make this recipe, be sure to tag your photo #wholeandheavenlyoven on Instagram. And follow me so we can be friends! ♥
Gayle@Pumpkin 'N Spice says
Oh man, these muffins sound amazing, Sarah! Cinnamon and chhocolate together ? Juste perfect! I wish I had a few of these right now for breakfast!
Thanks girl! It’s definitely a muffin combo made in heaven!
These muffins look delicious! 🙂 Pinning!!
Thanks for the pin, Medha! 🙂
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says
Sarah, LOVE these muffins!!! that cinnamon roll filling is brilliant!!!
Thanks Alice! xoxo Hope you had a great weekend!
I can see why these muffins would make you want to cry for joy. They love so good! Cinnamon rolls can take such a long time to make. What a wonderful alternative!
Exactly! Now you can have cinnamon rolls the second you get that craving with no waiting! 😉
Jen | Baked by an Introvert says
Hello gorgeous muffins! That cinnamon roll filling is just perfect!
Thanks Jen!! xoxo
Kelley @ Chef Savvy says
These muffins look fantastic Sarah! Love any muffins stuffed with chocolate!
Thank you Kelley!
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
I love this idea! Wish I had these muffins for breakfast instead of cold cereal, haha!
Ha! Thanks Natalie! xoxo
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
These muffins look way better than any bakery! I love all your cinnamon roll twists and this filling sounds amazing! That pretty criss-cross glaze is the perfect touch!
Aww thanks Kelly! You’re too kind. 🙂
These look amazing!!! But, I can’t have wheat or almonds so those flours are out for me. What do you suggest for the flour? I have coconut flour and King Arthur gluten free flour.
Thanks so much
Hi Jill! I would recommend using the gluten-free type of flour in these muffins — just make sure you watch the consistency of the muffin batter—it should be fairly thick. 🙂 Let me know how the muffins turn out!
Whoa whoa whoa now!! haha These muffins sound fantastic! I love that texture on the inside!! I would so eat these for dinner right now… lol
Thanks Ashley! Haha! I would definitely not discourage you from eating these muffins for dinner!
I love how you jazzed these muffins up, Sarah — that glaze and the cinnamon swirl! Delicious! My kids would flip out over these!
Nothing not to completely love right?? Thanks Marcie! xoxo
Liora - Allthingsloveli says
I love how you did the criss cross with the glaze. Your pictures are beautiful and these look delicious!
Well, thank you very much, Liora! You’re too kind!