Easy Apple Cinnamon Roll Muffins


These apple cinnamon roll muffins are soft, buttery, gooey 'cinnamon roll' tasting muffins that are delicious and super easy to make!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 45 mins
12 muffins


  • 12 frozen dinner rolls (such as Rhodes®)

  • cooking spray

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon

  • ¼ cup butter, melted

  • 2 apple - peeled, cored, and chopped

  • ¼ cup golden raisins

  • ½ cup cream cheese, at room temperature

  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar

  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream, or more as needed

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Put frozen rolls on a baking sheet, spray a piece of plastic wrap with cooking spray and place over rolls. Let rise until doubled in size, about 3 hours.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a muffin tin with paper liners.

  3. Mix white sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon together in a bowl. Place melted butter in a small bowl.

  4. Grab approximately 1 tablespoon of thawed and risen dough and roll into a ball. Dip the ball in the melted butter and roll in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Repeat to fill each muffin liner with 3 buttered and sugared dough balls.

  5. Combine apples and raisins in a bowl. Sprinkle about 1 teaspoon apple-raisin mixture over each muffin.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 25 minutes.

  7. Beat cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, whipping cream, and vanilla extract together in a bowl until glaze is smooth, 3 to 5 minutes. Drizzle glaze over muffins.

Cook's Notes:

When you are making the dough balls, stick any extra onto some of the muffins to make them larger.

If the glaze is too thick, add a bit more cream.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

308 Calories
11g Fat
48g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 308
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 274mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 108mg 8%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 138mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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