These pretty, little ramekins make fancy filled cinnamon chip muffins. With a sweet apple filling and a cinnamon chip brown sugar muffin mix, these muffins are like cinnamon buns in a cup and so much better! Add a cream cheese frosting or keep them plain–and they still taste great.

Here, we’ll tell you just how to make these scrumptious muffins. Be sure to check out the additional resources at the bottom to learn how to make more cinnamon chip goodies.

“Like a Cinnamon Bun in a Cup!”

For these fancy muffins, we used our Cinnamon Chip Brown Sugar Muffin mix. It’s a just-add-water mix, so the muffins were done in no time. For the first batch, we filled them with an apple pastry filling, topped them with a cream cheese frosting and tiny candied ginger pieces.

We served these in the store and folks loved them. “Tastes like a cinnamon bun in a cup!”

But we made some without the frosting, just the apple filling. I loved those. The muffins were loaded with cinnamon chips so they were sweet and the pastry filling was sweet. They didn’t need to be sweeter with a frosting.

Filled Cinnamon Chip Muffins Recipe

Yield: One mix makes 8 high-domed muffins in ramekins.



  1. Mix the muffin batter according to package instructions.
  2. Grease eight ramekins. Divide the batter between the eight ramekins.
  3. Set a wire cooling rack on a large baking sheet. Set all eight ramekins on the rack.
  4. Set the baking sheet with the rack and ramekins in the oven. Bake the muffins for 20 minutes or until they start to brown.
  5. After they have cooled enough to handle but still warm, cut a 1/4 to 3/8-inch corner off a package of apple pastry filling. Press the open corner into the muffin and squeeze.  The muffin will start to swell as it fills. If you have kitchen scales, 1 1/4 ounces of filling is about right. You should use about a third of the package on your eight muffins.
  6. As you withdraw the pastry pack, let a little of filling fill the hole and spread around the hole.
  7. Serve while they are still warm.

Baker’s Notes

If you decide to make cream cheese frosting, the candied ginger pieces are a very nice touch. We chopped them slightly so that most of the pieces were less than 1/4-inch.

You will have enough apple filling for three batches. You can save the remaining filling in your refrigerator for up to six months.

Recommended Resources

Cinnamon buns made from a donut cinnamon bun mix. The dough is the same as recomended here.

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