Cinnamon Roll Muffins

Soft, fluffy, and moist muffins swirled with cinnamon sugar and drizzled with icing. These muffins are both gluten-free and vegan.

cinnamon roll muffins

With Easter right around the corner, why not put a spin on the classic cinnamon rolls and make cinnamon roll muffins for brunch instead? These muffins are so soft and moist and swirled with gooey cinnamon sugar bits.

They have nutty notes from almond flour, caramely flavor from coconut sugar, and perfect hints of cinnamon.

These are also healthier than your average dessert, gluten-free, and of course vegan.

cinnamon roll muffins
cinnamon roll muffins

These Cinnamon Roll Muffins are…

  • Soft, fluffy, and perfectly moist
  • Simple and easy to make
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan
  • Oh so delicious!

5 from 1 vote
cinnamon roll muffins
Cinnamon Roll Muffins
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
28 mins
Total Time
38 mins

Soft, fluffy, and moist muffins swirled with cinnamon sugar and drizzled with icing. These muffins are both gluten-free and vegan.

Course: Dessert
Keyword: cinnamon roll muffins, gluten-free, vegan
Servings: 9 muffins
Author: Taavi Moore
  • 2 tbsp flax seed meal
  • 4 tbsp water
  • ¾ cup non-dairy milk
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 ¼ cup almond flour
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
Cinnamon Sugar Swirl
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with 9 muffin liners. In a small bowl, whisk together flax seed meal and water. Set aside for 5 minutes. Whisk together milk and apple cider vinegar and let sit for 5 minutes.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flax egg, milk mixture, coconut oil, vanilla, and coconut sugar. Whisk until smooth. Add flours, baking powder and soda, and salt. Stir with a spatula or wooden spoon until a thick, but pourable batter forms. Combine coconut sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.

  3. Add 2 tbsp of batter to the bottom of each muffin liner. Sprinkle over 1 tsp of cinnamon sugar mixture followed by another 1 ½ tbsp of batter or until liners are almost full.

  4. Bake for 28-30 minutes. until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool for 10 min. before transferring to a cooling rack. For best results, let cool completely before serving.

  5. Once cooked, drizzled with a simple icing (1 cup powdered sugar + 2-3 tbsp non-dairy milk)



  1. Ashley Figueroa Melendez
    April 11, 2020 / 9:08 pm

    Hi, have you tried to swap the coconut oil with apple sauce?

    • healthienut
      April 11, 2020 / 9:08 pm

      No I have not! but let me know how it goes if you do try it out 🙂

  2. Kasia
    April 14, 2020 / 12:03 pm

    Hi, I made the muffins yesterday, made little changes, since I didn’t have coconut sugar (used brown sugar instead) but both my husband and I agreed they were the best muffins EVER! Absolutely love them, thank you!

    • healthienut
      April 14, 2020 / 1:41 pm

      wow thank you so much!! I am so so glad you loved them. means a lot 🙂 have a great day you two!

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