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Cinnamon scroll muffins

Part of my car number plate is broken. And what do older men love more than playing golf and complaining ? Telling young women part of their number plate is broken . I have had men hold up lines of traffic multiple times and beep at me until I wound down my window so they could tell me. I literally had a guy terminator run after my car as I drove off this morning and left him standing in the middle of the road waving his arms frantically until I was a distant speck. How does this story relate to muffins ? It doesn’t. But I have a public forum where I can tell useless stories and you have to read them if you want the recipe for these muffins, and believe me, you want the recipe for these muffins.

What do you do when you wake up with a craving for cinnamon scrolls but find that you have no yeast ?! Make cinnamon scroll muffins of course. These dudes are so easy and so delicious I found myself thinking about them all day. They are light and fluffy in the middle with a crispy caramelised top from where the cinnamon sugar mixture was exposed to the heat of the oven. YUM !



  • Bowls
  • Whisk
  • Spoon
  • Muffin tin
  • Muffin liners
  • Piping bag or cup with spout



  • 150g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 190g flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 55g vegetable oil
  • 180g milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Cinnamon sugar swirl

  • 100g brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 45g melted butter

Vanilla glaze

  • 125g icing sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1.5 tbsp milk


  1. Preheat oven to 180c and line your muffin pan with the liners
  2. Place sugar and the egg in a large bowl and whisk until combined
  3. Add in the rest of the ingredients and stir until smooth
  4. To make the cinnamon sugar swirl, in a seperate bowl melt your butter in the microwave. Once melted add the brown sugar and cinnamon and stir until it becomes a paste
  5. Fill each muffin liner half way with the muffin batter
  6. Add a small dollop of the cinnamon sugar mixture to the middle of each one and use a wooden skewer or the end of a spoon to swirl it through
  7. Divide the rest of the muffin batter evenly between all the liners
  8. Pour the remaining cinnamon mixture into a piping bag or cup with a spout and pipe a swirl on the top of each muffin
  9. Place in oven for 20 minutes or until skewer comes out clean when inserted into the middle. Leave to cool in the pan or on a wire rack
  10. To make the glaze combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir until smooth. If mixture is too thick try adding a bit more milk
  11. Once the muffins are cool drizzle the glaze over the top
  12. Stuff them in your face and let out an audible groan

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