Joy the Baker has a knack for taking our favorite treats and making them quick-fix favorites. A few weeks ago I baked scrumptious shortcut cinnamon roll muffins that she´d posted (originally from BakingBites). The clever ingenuity behind these muffins is that they are practically identical to their spiral twice-risen yeasty cousin, but with much less hassle and tummy ready in less than an hour.
While unquestionably delightful, I had a difficult time convincing myself that they were on par with my favorite cinnamon rolls. For a muffin, these babies rock, but placing them on the same pedestal as the gooey, tender, buttery cinnamon roll slathered in thick coat of cream cheese frosting is a little outrageous. If you´re hoping to please overnight guests or serve an afternoon tea with friends, these are perfect, but for the MUST-have-cinnamon-roll-NOW cravings, I hate to tell you, but your only options are waiting two hours for yeasty rolls to ready themselves for baking, or karting yourself straight on over to the mall for a Cinnabon.
* When filling muffin cups, don’t fill more than 1/2 full or you’ll have sticky topping oozing onto your muffin tin and perhaps melting into your oven. Caution!