Easy Apple Cinnamon Roll Muffins Recipe

  • 12 frozen dinner rolls (such as RhodesĀ®)
  • cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 apple – peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream, or more as needed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Put frozen rolls on a baking sheet, spray a piece of plastic wrap with cooking spray and place over rolls. Let rise until doubled in size, about 3 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  3. Mix white sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon together in a bowl. Place melted butter in a small bowl.
  4. Grab approximately 1 tablespoon of thawed and risen dough and roll into a ball. Dip the ball in the melted butter and roll in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Repeat to fill each muffin liner with 3 buttered and sugared dough balls.
  5. Combine apples and raisins in a bowl. Sprinkle about 1 teaspoon apple-raisin mixture over each muffin.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 25 minutes.
  7. Beat cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, whipping cream, and vanilla extract together in a bowl until glaze is smooth, 3 to 5 minutes. Drizzle glaze over muffins.