Easy Semi-homemade Cinnamon (Pull-Apart) Muffins w/ Cream Cheese Frosting 

 

IMG_20170514_095434Hi there! If you came here from the post about Cinnamon Rolls, thanks for coming over. The ingredients are the same, it’s just a different process than the rolls.

If you haven’t seen the previous post, feel free to check it out to see which way you’d like to try it. Plus, I have a cute little story about why I chose to blog about it. 

I used a pack of biscuit dough…

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I also tried it with similar biscuits from other brands and it worked just as well.

The biscuits come in 8 pre-cut slices, so I laid out each piece and cut it into 6 pieces. Below is picture of them spread out.

Then I melted the butter and combined it with cinnamon, dark brown sugar, and a splash of my homemade Tahitian Vanilla Brandy extract to create a paste.

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Next, I dropped all of the biscuit pieces in the bowl and mixed it around so that it is completely covered with the cinnamon sugar paste.

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I  used parchment paper and cut it into squares instead of using cupcake holders (or a non-stick spray) for easy clean up… The brown sugar may be hard to remove if it melts onto the pan and cools.

Then, I placed the parchment paper in each muffin hole and filled it with the biscuit pieces. I had just enough for a full muffin pan.

I baked it at the temperature displayed on the container, about 20-25 minutes… until the rolls were golden brown.

Once I removed the rolls from the oven, I let it sit for about 5 minutes. While the rolls were still warm, I spread cream cheese frosting over the top and served immediately.

Here it is fresh out of the oven.

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With frosting…

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So, which version would you prefer? The rolls or the Pull-Apart buns?

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Try it and tell me what you think.

Peace and Love!

Yasmin

 

Editor’s Note:  This post was originally published in Jul 2017. During an update to my website, this content was deleted so I uploaded it again.

 

Cinnamon Pull-Apart Muffins

  • Servings: 12 muffins
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Credit: Yasmin for BloomingAugust.com

Ingredients

Cinnamon Rolls

1 pack of Grand’s biscuits

1/3 cup of salted butter

2 teaspoons of  ground Cinnamon

1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1/4 cup Dark Brown Sugar

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 stick of salted butter (softened)

8 oz cream cheese (softened)

3 cups of powdered sugar

1 tablespoon of orange juice (optional)

1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

Cinnamon Rolls

  1. Melt the butter and combine with cinnamon, dark brown sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix until it forms a paste.
  2. Open the biscuit container and place each piece on parchment paper. Cut each biscuit into 6 pieces.
  3. Once all of the biscuits are cut into pieces, dump into the bowl of cinnamon sugar paste.
  4. Stir and mix so that each piece is completely coated.
  5. Cut parchment paper into squares and place in muffin pan.
  6. Fill each muffin hole with cinnamon biscuit pieces.
  7. Bake according to the instructions on the package. (or until golden brown) – approximately 20-25 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and add the frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Combine softened salted butter, cream cheese, vanilla extract, (orange juice, if using) and powdered sugar in a bowl and beat until completely smooth.
  2. Spread on top of cinnamon rolls while warm and let it melt.
  3. Feel free to make this ahead of time and keep it in the freezer or refrigerator until you’re ready.

Serve immediately.  Enjoy!

 

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