Strawberry Cinnamon Roll Muffins

Strawberry Cinnamon Roll Muffins are everything you love about a fruity, sweet cinnamon roll, but in a fraction of the time.

Strawberry Cinnamon Roll Muffins have everything you desire in a muffin. Full of fruity sweetness with a touch of cinnamon.

Hello! I’m Allison from Some The Wiser and I’m guest posting here on My Baking Addiction today to share a recipe for delicious Strawberry Cinnamon Roll Muffins.

I’ve had a loving, if not obsessive, relationship with homemade muffins for a long time now. Hardly a week goes by that I’m not whipping up a quick dozen Whole Grain Banana Muffins for a breakfast on the run.

They are my go-to snack for the kids’ lunchboxes and my favorite treat to drop by a friend’s house when they need a bit of cheering up. Yep, muffins and I go way back.

But last December I outdid myself. In an effort to simplify our favorite holiday treat, I attempted to turn grandma’s cinnamon roll recipe into muffin form. My Cinnamon Roll Muffins were a huge success!

Sweet, tender, and full of cinnamon and spice, the muffin version of cinnamon rolls is delicious and so much easier than working with yeasted dough!

Strawberry Cinnamon Roll Muffins are perfect with your morning cup of coffee. Full of strawberry goodness!

Now that the weather is warming up and I’m seeing fresh strawberries pop up at the farmer’s market, it’s time for a new muffin recipe.

Inspired by spring, I worked fresh strawberries and hint of lemon into my muffin recipe for these crazy good Strawberry Cinnamon Roll Muffins. The strawberries in these muffins bake into warm, gooey pockets of jammy sweet fruit.

With a hint of lemon in the batter, and a cinnamon streusel topping, these are my new favorite muffins! They’re a perfect addition to any brunch spread or dessert table and I even put them at the top of my Mother’s Day menu this year. They are a real show stopper!

Strawberry Cinnamon Roll Muffins capture the essence of a cinnamon roll in a muffin. So simple!

These aren’t exactly the healthy, whole grain kind of muffin that you should eat for breakfast every day. That being said, they are so simple and so delicious that you’ll have a hard time talking yourself out of eating them whenever you can get your hands on some good ripe strawberries.

For more delicious muffin recipes, be sure to check out these Olive Oil Banana Walnut Muffins and Jelly Donut Muffins here on My Baking Addiction.

Strawberry Cinnamon Roll Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Muffins:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter, cooled slightly
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup milk (plus more as needed)
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 ¼ cups fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped

For the Streusel Topping:

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons cold butter
  • 6 to 8 drops lemon oil, or to taste

For the Frosting:

  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • dash of vanilla

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Generously grease a standard 12 cup muffin tin.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients until well combined. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the egg mixture, stirring only until just combined. Gently fold in the strawberries.
  3. Combine all the topping/filling ingredients. Use your hands to work the mixture into a coarse crumble.
  4. Spoon the muffin batter, about ¼ cup, into each muffin tin. Top with streusel, pressing it gently down into the top of the muffin batter in each cup. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes, or until muffins spring back when pressed lightly. Remove from oven. Cool slightly, then transfer carefully to a wire rack.
  5. Whisk together all of the frosting ingredients. Drizzle over the top of the muffins and enjoy every single delicious bite.

Strawberry Cinnamon Roll Muffins will make your Spring breakfast complete. Your morning couldn't get any better!

8 Responses to “Strawberry Cinnamon Roll Muffins”

  1. Zara — May 28, 2016 at 11:02 am

    Oh my. These look delicious!

    Reply

    • Jamie — June 2, 2016 at 9:55 am

      Thank you, Zara! I hope you enjoy them!

  2. Jennie Hansen — June 2, 2016 at 8:34 am

    I never would have thought about doing strawberry and cinnamon together but I made these last night

    Reply

    • Jamie — June 2, 2016 at 9:40 am

      I hope you enjoyed them, Jennie!

  3. Glenda M Lee — February 6, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Does the frosting set up or harden? Looking forward to trying them.

    Reply

    • Jamie — February 6, 2017 at 4:42 pm

      Hi, Glenda! The frosting sets up a bit but doesn’t become too hard. Let me know how you like them!

  4. Lorr — April 15, 2017 at 12:58 am

    Any possible substitution for the lemon oil in the streusel?  (Not a common pantry item)

    Reply

    • Jamie — April 15, 2017 at 11:42 am

      Hi, Lorr! Try adding some lemon zest and see if you like that. Enjoy!

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