These are amazing. And they're easy peasy. I promise. :)
Cinnamon Roll Muffins
Recipe inspiration here -- makes 12
1 c. whole wheat pastry flour
1 c. unbleached all purpose flour
1/2. c. organic sugar
1/2 t. sea salt
5 t. active dry yeast (not 5 T. -- oops!)
3/4 c. milk, warmed
1/4 c. melted coconut oil or butter
1 t. real vanilla extract
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 T. butter, softened
1/3 c. brown sugar
1/3 c. Rapadura sugar
1 t. cinnamon
1 c. powdered sugar (make your own!)
1 - 2 T. milk
DO NOT PREHEAT OVEN!!
Lightly grease muffin pan using coconut oil being sure to lightly cover the top edges, too -- you'll see why later. :)
Combine flours, sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl. In a small bowl, combine yeast with warmed milk and allow to sit for several minutes to dissolve. Add melted oil, vanilla, and egg to milk mixture and whisk to combine. Add wet mixture to dry ingredients and stir until just blended -- don't over mix your muffins! Scoop batter evenly into prepared muffin pan and allow to rest for 15 minutes.
In the meanwhile, prepare the topping by combining the butter and sugars together with a fork until crumbly. Evenly sprinkle topping over "rested" muffin batter; gently press topping into batter.
Place muffin pan into a COLD oven; then set the temperature to 350F. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. The photo below demonstrates exactly why you need to grease the top of the pan. :)
**I've adjusted the amounts for the topping ingredients down slightly, so hopefully, this won't happen to you.
Allow muffins to cool for five minutes, then run a knife or metal spatula around each muffin before removing to a wire rack. While the muffins are cooling is a good time to prepare the icing: Simply measure powdered sugar into a small bowl and stir in the milk to desired consistency.
What looked rather messy in the pan now looks quite tempting...
Especially when drizzled with icing...
Bet you can't eat just one! :)
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