Sinful Cinnamon Muffins – #MuffinMonday

by Kate on November 26, 2012

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Folks, this is when Muffin Monday gets really good! It’s my favorite time of the muffin-making year. We are now in the midst of the holidays which means that the muffins will steadily be getting more and more decadent. This week we start with these sinful cinnamon muffins, aptly named because they truly are sinful. Not only does the batter have cinnamon chips folded in but the center holds a sweet surprise, thick cinnamon filling. Specifically King Arthur Flour Baker’s Cinnamon Filling. If you haven’t used this product, I highly recommend it!

I only recently tried it but I’ve used it in 3 different recipes now and it is amazing! You could also make your own but it will likely be thinner. I find King Arthur Flour’s to be a thicker consistency which makes it perfect for filling all sorts of breads, rolls and even muffins. These muffins are the perfect carrier for that cinnamon filling. They’ll be a special treat to start your day or an afternoon pick me up with a warm cup of coffee.



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Sinful Cinnamon Muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 12 muffins

Sinful Cinnamon Muffins

Muffins scattered with cinnamon chips and filled with a decadent cinnamon filling. They're the perfect start to any morning or an afternoon pick me up with you favorite cup of coffee.


  • 1/2 cup King Arthur Flour Baker's Cinnamon Filling
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • *Or you can substitute 3 tablespoons butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon chips


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners and spray each with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the Baker's Cinnamon Filling and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the butter, applesauce, milk and eggs. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, rolled oats, cornstarch, sugar, baking powder, salt,and nutmeg. Add the cinnamon chips.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix together just until combined. Do not over mix.
  6. Fill each muffin cup halfway with batter. Add about a tablespoon of the cinnamon filling to the middle of each muffin and top with remaining batter.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes in the tin then removed to a wire rack to cool.
  8. Enjoy!


Adapted from King Arthur Flour

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Barbara | Creative Culinary November 26, 2012 at 12:43 am

You know I’m confused right? It’s Sunday night and you are already teasing me with Muffin Monday? I have some cinnamon muffins on the brain (they might get filled with something in the ‘leftover cranberry’ mode but I’m not tellin!

Wish I had these in my kitchen now for tomorrow morning!


Kate November 26, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Ha! So sorry to confuse you πŸ˜‰ You’re in a different time zone and well, Muffin Monday starts at midnight. But glad to entice you with muffiny goodness in the evening hours of your Sunday night. I can’t wait to see what you’re up to in the “leftover cranberry” mode!


Jersey Girl Cooks November 26, 2012 at 7:07 am

Mmmmnn! Your muffins always look beautiful and sinful cinnamon filling sounds delicious!


Kate November 26, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Holy cow, Lisa! These muffins are ridiculously good! Cinnamon in every aspect of them and they’re to die for πŸ˜‰


Baker Street November 26, 2012 at 9:40 am

I couldn’t find the filling but who could go wrong with a concoction of butter, sugar and cinnamon, right?! So glad you could bake with us this week! Happy Muffin Monday πŸ™‚


Kate November 26, 2012 at 12:44 pm

You MUST but the cinnamon filling from King Arthur Flour… it’s SO good! I only recently started using it in things and it’s amazing. But like you said, butter, cinnamon, sugar… yes please! Happy Monday!


wendyb964 November 26, 2012 at 1:39 pm

King Arthur Baker’s Cinnamon Filling is the ULTIMATE! I discovered KAF a few years ago when deciding to try yeast bread. I ordered the cinnamon filling and sticky bun sugar and a prayer that it would work. Oh, my! Better than any Cinnabon or sticky pecan roll I’ve ever eaten. It was very very easy and has never failed me. I use the KAF Cinnamon Filling to make snickerdoodle cupcakes. Very similar to yours though I grease the muffin pans and coat with regular cinnamon/sugar. The rest is similar to yours except I do put extra cinnamon/sugar on top. A novice baker, a few friends have commissioned me to bake dozens more. Wicked good.


Kate November 28, 2012 at 11:21 am

I couldn’t agree more Wendy! Definitely better than any other filling I’ve ever made from scratch or used store-bought. And Sinckerdoodle cupcakes?!? WOW! Those sound so good! I love snickerdoodle cookies. I even made a snickerdoodle pie here last year and it was really good!


Lyn @LovelyPantry November 26, 2012 at 4:14 pm

The Cinnamon theme for this week is just awesome! I’ve never tried the cinnamon filling from King Aurthur, so I basically made it myself with the addition of some rum to warm the heart. These look perfect and I bet those cinnamon chips really give it that extra kick!


Kate November 28, 2012 at 11:22 am

Love the sound of rum in the filling. I’m so far behind and haven’t checked out everyone’s creations yet but I can’t wait to see yours. Sounds so good!


Stay-At-Home-Chef November 26, 2012 at 11:25 pm

I must agree with you that the holiday edition of Muffin Mondays are always my favourite! I’ve never used the King Arthur Flour Baker’s Cinnamon Filling but will definitely keep an eye out for it and give it a try…sounds good πŸ™‚


Kate November 28, 2012 at 11:22 am

You must try it! SO good πŸ™‚


Six Sisters November 27, 2012 at 5:35 pm

We love your fun and delicious recipes! We would love to have you share them at our Strut Your Stuff Saturday link party! We hope to hear from you soon! -The Six Sisters


Kate November 28, 2012 at 11:23 am

Thank you so much! I love the name of your link party πŸ™‚ I’ll be sure to check it out and thanks so much for the invitation!


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