Persian Date-Filled Cinnamon Roll Muffins

Cardamom is a surprise twist in these delicious date and nut-filled jumbo breakfast muffins that have a shortcut start with Pillsbury® Grands!® refrigerated cinnamon rolls.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 50 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 5

Ingredients

1
cup pitted dates, finely chopped
1/3
cup chopped walnuts
2
teaspoons grated lemon peel
2
teaspoons lemon juice
1/4
teaspoon ground cardamom
2
tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
can (17.5 oz) Pillsbury® Grands!® refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing (5 rolls)
2
tablespoons honey
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Generously spray 5 jumbo muffin cups or 5 (6-oz) custard cups with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix dates, walnuts, lemon peel, lemon juice and cardamom. In small bowl, mix brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • 3 Separate cinnamon rolls; reserve icing. Using serrated knife, cut each roll horizontally in half. Place bottom of each roll, cut side up, in each muffin cup. Divide date mixture evenly among rolls in muffin cups. Add tops of rolls, cinnamon topping sides up.
  • 4 Spray bottom of large drinking glass with cooking spray; press firmly onto rolls so tops are even with tops of cups. Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture over tops of rolls; lightly press into dough.
  • 5 Bake 18 to 21 minutes or until tops are golden brown. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix reserved icing and honey. Place waxed paper under cooling rack. Cool muffins in pan 10 minutes; carefully remove from pan to cooling rack. Drizzle honey icing over muffins. Serve warm.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Muffin
    Calories
    510
    (
    Calories from Fat
    130),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    14g
    14%
    (Saturated Fat
    2 1/2g,
    2 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    2 1/2g
    2 1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    650mg
    650%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    90g
    90%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    54g
    54%
    ),
    Protein
    6g
    6%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    6
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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