Quick and Easy Cinnamon Pull-Apart Muffins

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pull apart cinnamon muffins

What’s Up, Hungry People!

I totally get it, we all have those days where we’re craving something cinnamon-sweet, and we want it fast! Thanks to the marvel of canned dough, I’ve found a way to satisfy that craving in a snap. Now, while I’ve tackled cinnamon pull-apart bread from scratch in my college days (yup, those were some experimental times!), this time I went for a quicker route. Say hello to these Cinnamon Pull-Apart Muffins!

To whip up these magical muffins, you just need a few pantry staples—brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon, and butter. Oh, and don’t forget the canned biscuits for the dough. Of course, if you’re in the mood to get down and doughy, making your own from scratch is also a fine option.

ingredients for pull apart cinnamon muffins

Here’s What You Need

  • Biscuit Dough: The foundation of the muffins; provides the fluffy, bread-like texture.
  • Brown Sugar: Adds a deep, molasses-like sweetness and moisture to the muffins.
  • White Sugar: Provides straightforward sweetness and helps in caramelizing the muffin tops.
  • Butter: Adds richness and ensures the dough is moist and tender. Also used for greasing the muffin tin.
  • Cinnamon: The star spice, adding warm, aromatic flavor to the dough.
  • Powdered Sugar: Serves as the base for the glaze, delivering a smooth, sweet topping.
  • Heavy Cream: Adds creaminess and consistency to the powdered sugar, creating a thick glaze.
  • Spray Oil/Additional Butter: Used to grease the muffin tins, ensuring the muffins come out easily.

Time-Saving Tips

Here’s a pro tip for you: ditch the knife and grab some kitchen scissors to quarter the biscuits! Trust me, it’s much faster, and you’ll thank yourself later.

dusted cinnamon biscuits

Let’s Cook!

Once you’ve got your dough in quarters, get that butter melted and pour it all over. Mix until every piece is all nice and buttery. Next, add the sugars and cinnamon, and get those hands dirty. Massage the mix until all the dough pieces are fully coated.

sliced biscuits in cupcake tin

Into the Oven They Go!

After you’ve dressed your dough pieces in their sugary cinnamon outfits, pop them into a greased muffin tin. Crank up the oven to 350°F and let these babies bake for about 15-20 minutes. You’ll know they’re done when they’re puffed up and sporting that signature golden brown hue. While they’re doing their thing in the oven, whisk together the icing ingredients to create that creamy glaze.

cinnamon bread with glaze

Glaze It Up!

After the oven’s “ding,” let these muffins cool for a smidge. But don’t wait too long! While they’re still warm, drench them in the glaze. The warmth helps the glaze to ooze into all the nooks and crannies, giving each bite a heavenly finish.

Tips for the Perfect Cinnamony Bite

  • Check for Dough Doneness: Insert a toothpick into a muffin. If it comes out clean or with just a few crumbs, they’re done.
  • Avoid Overmixing: When combining your dough with the sugars and cinnamon, mix just until coated to avoid tough muffins.
  • Even Coating: Make sure all the biscuit pieces are evenly coated with the butter and sugar-cinnamon mixture for consistent flavor throughout.
  • Muffin Tin Prep: For an extra layer of flavor, you can also sprinkle some cinnamon and sugar in the greased muffin tins before adding the dough.
  • Glaze Consistency: If the glaze seems too thick, add a teaspoon of milk at a time until you reach the desired consistency.
  • Alternate Greasing Methods: If you’re out of spray oil, you can also use parchment paper as a non-stick layer in the muffin tins.
  • Storage Tips: Store any leftover muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days, or freeze for longer storage.
  • Reheating: To reheat, pop them in the microwave for a few seconds, or warm them in the oven at 300°F for about 5-10 minutes.

And there it is, Hungry People, your quick fix for a cinnamon craving. Whether you’ve got a sweet tooth in the morning or are just looking for an easy snack, these Cinnamon Pull-Apart Muffins are the perfect answer.

The next time you find yourself hunting through the pantry, remember this recipe is there to save the day. Enjoy!


Cinnamon Pull Apart Muffins

The Starving Chef
These quick and easy cinnamon pull-apart muffins are a heavenly blend of sugar, spice, and everything nice, perfect for satisfying those sweet-tooth cravings.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course What’s In My Fridge Door
Cuisine Finger Food, Quick & Easy
Servings 12 muffins



  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Open the canned dough and cut the biscuits into quarters. Place them into a medium-sized bowl.
  • Melt the butter and pour it over the dough. Use your hands to toss the dough in the butter until it is completely covered.
  • Add the brown and white sugars to the bowl and stir until they begin to coat the dough. Add the cinnamon to the bowl and combine until the dough is coated.
  • Grease a muffin tin with butter or spray oil. Arrange three pieces of dough in each hole. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the muffins are golden brown and have puffed up.
  • While the muffins are baking, whisk together the heavy cream and powdered sugar until a thick icing forms.
  • Remove the muffins from the oven and let them cool in the tin for about five minutes. Tip the muffins out onto a cooling rack or plate. Pour the icing over the tops of the muffins while still warm.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!


Keyword breakfast, cinnamon, dessert, sugar
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