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Recipe Makeover: Cinnamon Roll Muffins

Iain Bagwell

Homemade cinnamon rolls will tempt even the most dedicated breakfast skippers, and we entice you to try our healthier version that's ready in just 30 minutes.

Cinnamon rolls are a beloved breakfast classic. But all that kneading, rising, and baking sets you back not only half a day in the kitchen but also 500 calories and 11g saturated fat. The canned version may be quicker and easier, but it's packed with sugar and artificial colors.

Here, we transform the delicacy into a portable muffin that's packed with whole grains, ribboned with nutty streusel, and topped with a tart-sweet yogurt glaze. The best part? These speedy muffins are done in just 30 minutes. Keep leftovers in an airtight container up to 4 days, or freeze up to 1 month.

View Recipe: Cinnamon Roll Muffins

Classic Recipe

  • 503 calories per serving
  • 21g saturated fat per serving
  • 36g added sugar per serving

Our Makeover

  • 225 calories per serving
  • 2.4g saturated fat per serving
  • 15g added sugar per serving

(serving size: 1 muffin)