Cinnamon Muffins

This recipe for Cinnamon Muffins reminds me of those cake recipes that are called "death by chocolate" except this is a "death by cinnamon" muffin version. This muffin is not only filled with cinnamon chips, it also has a dollop of gooey cinnamon filling right in the center.

Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour

Cinnamon Muffins

1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup all purpose flour
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 cup chopped pecans

3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
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 sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup cinnamon chips or butterscotch chips

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners or grease it lightly.

Prepare the topping by mixing brown sugar, oats, flour, and butter together until crumbly. Add pecans to mixture; set aside.

Prepare the filling by mixing butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon together; set aside.

To make the batter: In a large bowl, combine the melted butter, milk, and eggs. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, cornstarch, sugar, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Add chips to the mixture, then combine the dry ingredients with the liquid mixture, stirring just until combined.

Divide half the batter evenly among the muffin cups. Dollop 2 teaspoons of the filling mixture onto each muffin, then top with the remaining batter. Sprinkle with the topping mixture, pressing in lightly.

Bake in the preheated oven for 20 - 25 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven, wait 5 minutes before transferring muffins from pan to wire rack to cool.

Start by preparing the topping, the filling, and the batter.

This recipe uses either Cinnamon or Butterscotch Chips. Cinnamon Chips are not readily available in my area, so I have to buy them when I am shopping out of town. This is the last bag that I have in my stash!

Put half the batter in the muffin cups, then drop in a dollop of the filling.

Cover the filling with the remaining batter.

Sprinkle the topping mixture over the batter. The recipe made a lot more topping than I needed, so I put the rest in the freezer in a ziplock bag to use another time.

Bake the muffins 20 - 25 minutes until golden brown.

These muffins made the kitchen smell wonderful while they were baking, and they are so yummy.


  1. I just saw these on Pinterest, and said I am making those tonight. So I take it they are good? They sound delish andi

  2. Death by cinnamon!! That is my kind of dessert. I'll have to keep my eye out for some cinnamon chips and try these!

  3. If you called them "Cinnamon Challenge Muffins", people might make Youtube videos about them.

  4. These sound amazing...I better try them!

  5. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm, I LOVE anything with cinnamon! Thanks for sharing this recipe, Anita!

  6. Hi Anita,
    This muffing looks so good, I can almost taste this combination, which I love. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. I love cinnamon and I had no idea there were cinnamon chips....yes, I live under a rock! Those look delicious and cinnamon is good for you too...not sure about the sugar and butter but you can't eat plain cinnamon right? LOL!

  8. All I can say is wow. Cinnamon is probably my number one favorite when it comes to desserts. Thanks so much for sharing this!

  9. These look like the homemade version of my favorite box mix muffins!

    I would love for you to link them up at Mealtime Monday!


  10. These look FANTASTIC, Anita!! Anything with those Hershey's Cinnamon Chips is a winner in my book! {And those things are hard to find in my area...I hoard them when I find them!} Thanks bunches for always being so kind and stopping by my party!! You always have the best links!!

  11. My favorite kind of muffin....thanks.

  12. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your muffin recipe is on Today's Feature Post from Cast Party Wednesday!
    Thanks for sharing your recipe with us and WELCOME back!
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