#60) Cinnamon Bun-fins (& Joy)

So have you all heard that Adopt-a-Blogger is back for round three?!?!?! And this time around I'm having a go at it - as a newbie, of course :)

As part of Adopt-a-Blogger I have to introduce you all to my mentor, although she needs no introduction at all - Ms. Joy the Baker!!! I am sure most, if not all, of you are already familiar with this kitchen crusader - I have been following her since the day I started my blog :) Her recipes are fantastic, but what I enjoy most about Joy's posts are her whimsical ramblings that never fail to make me laugh out loud! Check her out if haven't already.

To best introduce, no, to best praise Joy I had a go at one of her recipes I have been eying for quite some time - Easy Cinnamon Roll Muffins. They are fabulous! And not to mention, easy as could be! The only big thing I changed was regular milk to soy milk, and it worked fine, so make your own and enjoy licking your fingers :)

Bread Base

1 1/2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
4 tsp yeast
2/3 cup warm (soy) milk
3 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg

-Stir together dry ingredients.
-Stir yeast into warm milk.
-Add the milk mixture, oil, vanilla, and egg to dry mixture. Stir until smooth.
-Place in greased bowl and let sit for 15 minutes.
-Make cinnamon topping (below).
-Divide bread base between 12 greased muffin cups. Add topping. Place into cold oven and set temperature to 350°F. Bake for 20 minutes.
*If any of the cinnamon topping has spread onto the pan use a butter knife to sweep it back onto the buns before they cool.

Cinnamon Topping

2 tbsp butter
2/3 cup brown sugar (I only had white on hand so I added about 1 tsp molasses)
3/4 tsp cinnamon
pinch allspice
*I had loads left over so if you want to half this part go ahead.


-Mix all ingredients together until well incorporated.


1 cup icing sugar
1-2 tbsp (soy) milk


-Add milk by half teaspoon measure until desired consistency is reached.
-Pipe onto warm buns with plastic bag.

*Make sure you lick you fingers clean :)


  1. You sure got yourself a fantastic mentor - I love Joy's blog. These muffins look fantastic, the topping and frosting especially :-)

  2. YUM, those look great! And congratulations! I tried to get in on that but missed out this time around :o( Maybe next time...hey maybe you will be so pro you can mentor me! ;o)

  3. These look great - and cut the time down on cinnamon rolls by HOURS! I love it. Thanks for sharing - and how lucky of you to have such a wonderful mentor.

  4. delicious!! wish i could grab one or two well even three :)

  5. They look just beautiful! I love the soy addition too! Lovely!

  6. Wow do these look good! I've never seen a yeasted muffin before, but they sure sound delicious.

  7. Sooo jealous you got Joy, that's super lucky, and so glad you posted this recipe with the soy alternative, much appreciated by this lactose challenged baker.

  8. kathy - u have no idea how happy i am to have her :)

    liesl - not a bad idea says me!

    scate - so simple and quick and i love the end result :)

    snooky - drop by and get 'em :)

    joy - thanks!!!

    sara - me either, but it is wonderful!

    mermaid - she's great, right?!?! yup the soy worked fine so go ahead and do it, u know u wanna :)

  9. Dani, these look amazing!!


  10. Love the looks of these cinnamon buns - I might have to give them a try!

  11. so sweeet.. thanks for the post.. :)

  12. thanks for the yummy recipe.. :-)

  13. wow! i also follow joy the baker's blog!
    the cinnamon bun-fin looks delicious...

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