Low Sugar Orange Swirled Cinnamon Roll Muffins Recipe

Orange Swirled Cinnamon Roll Muffins

Mornings never looked so good with these sticky sweet, and zesty cinnamon rolls made with a twist. A typically overly sweet and high-calorie treat made with zero added sugar and all the deliciousness of your favorite Saturday morning breakfast dessert. Enjoy these muffins with tea, coffee, family, and friends. Bon appetit!
By Lauren of @brightmomentco
Prep 20m
Cook 20m
Total 13h10m
Serve 12


Dough Ingredients:

  • 3 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup warm milk (can use milk of your choice)
  • 2 ¼ teaspoon active dry yeast (about 1 packet)
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large eggs (room temperature)


Filling Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons butter (softened at room temperature)
  • ¾ cup Purecane™ Brown Sweetener 
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg


Icing Ingredients:


Reduced Sugar Orange Swirled Cinnamon Roll Muffins Recipe


Make Your Dough:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the warm milk and active dry yeast. Set aside in a warm environment for 5 minutes, or until foamy in texture. 
  2. In the bowl of stand mixer, add the activated yeast, olive oil, and eggs to milk until well combined. Using the knead attachment, gradually add in the flour and salt. Let it knead for 8-10 minutes, until dough is smooth and pliable. 
  3. Transfer the dough to a lightly greased bowl and cover to rise in a warm environment for 1-2 hours, or until doubled. 
  4. Punch down the dough, then cover to set aside in the fridge overnight (8-12 hours).


Create The Rolls:

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the filling ingredients. 
  2. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface into a 14x9" rectangle. 
  3. Spread the softened butter over the dough, leaving a ¼" margin along the edges. 
  4. Rub the Purecane™ Brown Sweetener  into the butter. 
  5. Tightly roll up the dough, trying to seal the edges as best as possible. 
  6. Cut dough into 12 equal-sized rolls with a serrated knife or cotton twine.
  7. Place them into a muffin tin that has been greased with butter. 
  8. Cover with a towel or plastic wrap and rest in a warm environment for 30 minutes to an hour, or until rolls double in size. 
  9. Bake at 350°F for 15-20 minutes.


Make Icing: 

  1. While your rolls are baking, make the icing by whisking together the Purecane™ Confectioners Sweetener and milk, adding ½ cup at a time until your desired thickness. 
  2. Once the cinnamon roll muffins have cooled, drizzle with the icing and orange zest.
  3. Serve and enjoy!