Are you ready for a whole new level of indulgence? We are into Week 2 of our Holiday Muffin series and have the ultimate cinnamon lovers’ delight.
Let me deconstruct the layers of this delicious muffin for you – the muffin is light and filled with oats and white chocolate chips rolled in cinnamon (the original one recipe prefers cinnamon chips). A concoction of cinnamon and brown sugar makes for a divine filling pressed lightly into the muffin that is finally topped off with a brown sugar and rolled oats streusel.
Apart from the white chocolate, I also added a mascarpone cinnamon frosting. I didn’t have an exact measure of it but basically it was a couple of spoons of mascarpone, little sugar and tiny tiny pinch of cinnamon. The reason I recommend very little cinnamon is because a final dusting of cinnamon on top of the frosting just completes it perfectly.
There you have it: A light and moist muffin with a rich cinnamon center and the perfect brown sugar streusel – Even the devil would find it sinful.
- ⅓ cup brown sugar, packed
- ¼ cup diced pecans
- ¼ cup rolled oats
- ½ cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
- 3 tablespoons soft butter
- ½ cup Baker’s Cinnamon Filling mix*
- 3 to 4 tablespoons water
- *Or substitute 3 tablespoons butter, ½ cup brown sugar, and 1½ tablespoons ground cinnamon for the Baker’s Cinnamon Filling mix and water.
- ½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted
- ¾ cup milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1¾ cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons Signature Secrets(r) Culinary Thickener or cornstarch
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ cup white chocolate chips tossed in ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
- Preheat your oven to 400°F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with cupcake papers, or grease it lightly.
- Prepare the topping by mixing the ingredients together until crumbly. Set aside.
- Mixing the Baker’s Cinnamon Filling with enough water to make filling with a soft, pudding-like consistency. Set it aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, milk, and eggs. In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients, including the chips. Add the dry mixture to the liquid, stirring just until combined.
- Divide half the batter evenly among the muffin cups. Dollop 2 teaspoons cinnamon filling onto each muffin, then top with the remaining batter. Sprinkle with topping, pressing it in lightly.
- Bake the muffins for 20 to 25 minutes, or until they’re golden brown. Remove them from the oven, and wait 5 minutes before transferring them from the pan to a rack to cool.
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47 Responses to #MuffinMonday: Sinful Cinnamon Muffins
“Even the devil would find it sinful” – I love that line!! These muffins look delicious but it’s that mascarpone on the top that really clinches it for me!
Mmmm these sound wonderful! And somehow very Christmassy… maybe it is the cinnamon or that frosting! They look absolutely delicious!
Oh wow love the first picture with the fork. I am too tired to bake more today otherwise I would love trying out your recipe, or I wish they would sell it here at least.
sinful is right! WOW! Sinful and delicious and you have me wanting to make a dozen right now! Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving!
Cinnamon and mascarpone together, simply wonderful An!
Gorgeous! Sinful indeed, but a sin every once in a while makes life very interesting…. ;-)
oh i think i would want more than just that little one :) can i ask what this is please ?? Baker’s Cinnamon Filling mix and what can i use as a substitute??
You can substitute it with – 3 tablespoons butter, ½ cup brown sugar, and 1½ tablespoons ground cinnamon.
I realize you gave an alternative for the Cinnamon Filling Mix, but still, I am curious as to what it is. Is it something in grocery stores that you can buy? Is it made by Baker? Thank you.
Also, if you use the alternative, with butter, do you melt the butter? Do you still add water? Thank you.
I couldn’t find that in a grocery store too! I used the mix and use softened butter. You shouldn’t be expecting a liquid-y texture here. It’s more like a lighter version of cake batter. Hope that helps. :)
That is the lightest, fluffest looking muffin ever! Now I can see why it is so sinful. Looks amazing!
It makes me so happy to see white chocolate popping up all over the place. These muffins look absolutely delicious.
Yummy – These are looking pretty sinful ;-)
Your muffins look gorgeous!Love the streusel and the mascarpone frosting too!YUMM…
This looks wonderful with the mascarpone frosting, Anuradha! And I love the way you sprinkled it with cinnamon right at the end too! Perfect!
This muffin looks DELICIOUS! So fluffy and cinnamon-y!!
These would be perfect for Christmas morning my friend :)
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Oh my goodness these look sinful! What a delicious treat.
Looks wonderful! We love cinnamon treats.
You had me at cinnamon-mascarpone frosting! In love with these muffins!
Love your line *Even the devil would find it sinful* Probably the best recommendation ever to try these :)
That frosting has me weak!!! The cinnamon sprinkled on top looks so pretty :-)
You get me at sinful every time :) I love cinnamon at this time of year.
Gosh, that is a sinful looking muffin! So great, too – I love cinnamon. Truly good stuff – thank you.
Great image with the fork stuck in the muffin!
I love cinnamon and muffins. I always put tons of cinnamon in my muffins but never in so many ways. They look lovely!
Oh man…I am totally in for anything called “sinful cinnamon”!
Cinnamon is my second love. These are calling Christmas morning.
OH MY WORD, GIMME.
Love your mascarpone cinnamon frosting! That must have been sinfully good ;) Mmmmm
Sinful is right! Love the burst of cinnamon in the center!
I absolutely adore cinnamon.. and chocolate chips rolled in cinnamon.. what an amazing idea!! Maybe I’d skip the mascarpone frosting.. that sounds a tad too sinful!!
I would eat 10000 of these.
“Sinful” is definitely a good word to describe these. They sound delicious and the mascarpone frosting is the perfect addition.
Love these sinful muffins!
Your muffins look delish. Can’t wait to try them.
Did someone say cinnamon?
I love everything about these muffins!
I love the look of your muffins–tall and proud, crowned with gloriousness!!! Nothing like spicy cinnamon to start the day off right!
That photo with the fork is beckoning me to dig right in. Sinful and so, so good! Love this sweet holiday muffin idea, An:)(your blog looks so nice!)
Aww.. Thank you, Lora! xx
With that mascarpone frosting it looks really tempting, but so sounds the filling as well.
oh my gosh, this is absolutely wonderful! such a sinfully delicious muffin :)
Yum!! Love the cinnamon filling!
Sinful is right! This is one delicious looking muffin. I just want to stick my finger into that creamy frosting.
This one is calling me loud and clear.
Hey Missy. I love love love the texture on this muffin. Really incredible. Don’t be a stranger come out and hang out with your momma! :(