Cinnamon Bun Muffins


When these muffins from Mary Ellen's Cooking Creations popped up in my feeds, I knew I wanted to give them a try.  Tonight, I had a little free time after dinner so I thought I'd make them for breakfast tomorrow.  They were pretty easy and made the house smell delicious!  I used paper cupcake liners instead of greasing/spraying my tins.  I think next time I would opt to spray the muffin tins with non-stick spray.  Because of the melted brown sugary goodness, the paper liners were difficult to remove.

Dough:
1 cup Buttermilk
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
1 Egg
3-3 1/2 cups Flour (I used about 3.25 cups)

Filling:
3 tablespoons Butter, room temperature
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon

Icing:
1 cup Powdered Sugar
2 tablespoons Milk
Splash of Vanilla

In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the brown sugar, baking soda, salt, vanilla, and egg.  Add the buttermilk and the flour.  Mix until combined into a dough.  Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 2 minutes.  Roll the dough into a 12x24 inch rectangle and spread with butter.  Sprinkle the top with the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture.  Roll the dough into a log beginning with the wide side.  Stretch the log slightly.  Cut into 12 two-inch pieces and put the pieces into greased or lined muffin tins.  Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown.  Allow the muffins to cool for about 5 minutes, then remove from the muffin tins and drizzle with icing.  Reheat in the microwave for 10 seconds if needed.