Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

Imagine cinnamon rolls, in muffin form.

All that cinnamon and sugar flavor, packed into a fast and easy mini cake.

And then, throw in vegan and somewhat healthy.

You now have the exact image of these muffins.

They’re fluffy little cakes that taste like cinnamon rolls.

I honestly can’t think of much that’s better.

Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

  • 2 cups flour (I used bread flour)
  • 2 tbsp ground flax
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • a pinch salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy will work)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp sugar (brown or white)
  • 1/2 tsp more cinnamon
Preheat oven to 355 degrees.  Grease a muffin tin.  In a large bowl mix together flour, flax, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.  In another bowl mix together sugar, applesauce, milk, and vanilla.  Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until combined.  Pour mix into muffin tin until about 3/4 full.  Combine the last two ingredients in a small bowl and sprinkle over top of all unbaked muffins.  If desired swirl the top with a toothpick.  Bake for 18-20 minutes or until muffins are browned around edges and a toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool before eating.

It looks like you just found your new not-so-guilty pleasure.

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  • Reply
    July 24, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Gimme gimme gimme! Thanks sister – cinnamon rolls are my one weakness, so these are a must make!

    • Reply
      July 24, 2012 at 4:35 pm

      They’re everyone’s weakness, aren’t they? I have yet to meet someone that doesn’t love a good cinnamon roll!

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    Rebecca M
    December 9, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    These look good and no added oil or butter!

    How many muffins does this recipe make?

    • Reply
      December 10, 2012 at 8:33 am

      I don’t remember exactly how many, but it should yield around 12 muffins depending on size. Hope that helps!

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    Rebecca M
    December 10, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Thanks! 🙂

    • Reply
      December 10, 2012 at 8:52 pm

      No problem! Be sure to tell me what you think if you make the muffins!

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    January 6, 2014 at 12:02 am

    Wonder if you could use whole wheat flour for half or all of the flour

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      January 6, 2014 at 4:12 pm

      You could certainly give it a try, but I can’t guarantee it will work out. Might make the muffins a little gummy. You could, however, substitute whole wheat *pastry* flour for some of the flour, as that usually works pretty well.

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    January 26, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Hi! I recently discovered your blog, and these look incredibly good! I was just wondering if there’s anything I can sub for the flax?

    Thanks in advance! 🙂

    • Reply
      January 27, 2014 at 8:18 am

      You could try substituting an egg, but I’m not sure how that would work out. You’re welcome to try, though!

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