Cinnamon Nut Muffins

I love cinnamon rolls... really love cinnamon rolls. Now I can have the great taste of cinnamon rolls in this easy to make muffin recipe. Live is GOOD.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time33 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 jumbo or 12 regular muffins
Calories: 578kcal
Author: Dan Mikesell AKA DrDan



  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts walnuts or pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt


  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 teaspoon milk
  • 2 drops vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl mix until combined 1 1/2 cup flour, 1/3 cup sugar, one tablespoon baking powder, 1/2 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans), 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 tsp salt.
  • In a second bowl or 2 cups measuring cup combine 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup vegetable oil and one egg. Whip until egg is blended.
  • In a third bowl combine four tablespoons butter (room temperature), 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup nuts, a pinch of salt.
  • Prep a muffin pan. I'm using a jumbo muffin pan to make six large muffins. You can use a regular 12 muffin tin also. Spray well with PAM or add cupcake papers.
  • Mix wet into dry and just mix enough to combine. Do not over mix.
  • Fill the muffin tin about 1/2 to 2/3 full. For me, that was a heaping 1/4 cup into the six cups. Helpful Tip: spray a measuring cup with PAM to use to dip and it comes out much better.
  • Top with the brown sugar mixture.
  • Bake until top is brown and edges browning more. This was 18 minutes for me. It will be a few minutes less if make standard size muffins so pay attention. If not sure you can check temperature with an instant read thermometer for 200 or a little more. Place a cookie sheet on the rack under the muffin tin in case of overflow. Smoke warning! This may smoke up your kitchen some if it overflows.
  • Remove muffins from the pan as soon as removed from the oven.
  • Mix 2/3 cup of powder sugar with 1-2 teaspoons of milk and a few drops of vanilla.
  • Allow to cool for a few minutes then top with the frosting.
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Calories: 578kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 18g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 550mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 210mg | Iron: 2.3mg