Orange Swirled Cinnamon Roll Muffins (with Zero Calorie Sugar)


Raise your hand if you're ready to bake my Orange Swirled Cinnamon Roll Muffins that are made with an all natural, zero-calorie sugar for a sweet morning treat that will melt in your mouth without causing those long-winded sugar cravings! 😉

What is Purecane?

Purecane Baking Sweeteners (aka fermented sugarcane Reb M) are zero-calorie and low-glycemic sweeteners that can be used in replacement of normal sugars to reduce your intake of sugar, calories, and carbohydrates in your daily diet.

What makes them different than other brands is that it is naturally derived from sugarcane for the healthiest, best-tasting sweeteners that have NO impact on blood sugar levels, no artificial chemicals, and no weird aftertaste!

What does the zero-calorie sugar taste like?

Purecane's baking sweeteners taste extremely similar to you normal sugars (if not the same). Plus, there is no weird after taste like other brands!

How is Purecane made?

Purecane sweeteners are naturally derived from sugarcanes for an all-natural sweet addition to your baking pantry essentials.

  • All Natural
  • Diabetes-friendly
  • Zero Carbs
  • Zero Calorie
  • Vegan
  • Kosher


Where to find Purecane sugars?

You can find them online by clicking here, or going to

... And guess what! They are running a huge sale as we speak!!

How do you make cinnamon roll muffins? How long does it take?

** The process of making cinnamon rolls is VERY EASY, and the timing can depend on when you start. If you start in the afternoon, then I recommend either using instant yeast for a single rise or using active dry yeast to let it rise twice (the second being overnight).

  1. Knead the dough until smooth and pliable (about 8-10 minutes total)
  2. Let the dough rest at room temperature until doubled (about 1-2 hours)
  3. Punch down the dough (1 minute) and let rise again in the fridge overnight (about 8-10 hours)
  4. In the morning, roll out the dough to a large rectangular shape. Spread an even layer of butter, brown sugar, and ground cinnamon (about 8 minutes)
  5. Tightly roll the dough lengthwise, then use a thin string to cut the into 12 equally-sized rolls (about 5 minutes)
  6. Let rise at room temperature one last time while oven heats up (about 20 minutes)
  7. Bake until golden brown (15-20 minutes)
  8. Enjoy warm with a mouth-watering glaze!

What to serve with cinnamon roll muffins for a brunch idea:

  • Coffee (create a coffee bar by lining out all essentials)
  • Fresh Fruit (like oranges, strawberries, blueberries, grapes, melon, etc.)
  • Sweet & Spicy Oven-baked Bacon
  • Fruit Spreads / Jams
  • Quiche (individually sliced or mini)
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Yogurt or Parfait with Granola
  • Orange Juice or Grapefruit Juice


If you make these Orange Swirled Cinnamon Roll Muffins, I would LOVE to know your thoughts! Feel free to DM on Instagram @brightmomentco or ask any questions in the comments below! And with that, happy baking 🤗

Now, it’s time to grab our aprons and begin baking deliciousness! ’till next time! xxL

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Orange Swirled Cinnamon Roll Muffins (with Zero Calorie Sugar)



For the dough:

· 3 cups Flour

· 1/2 tsp. Salt

· 3/4 cup Warm Milk

· 2 1/4 tsp. Active Dry Yeast, about 1 package

· 3 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

· 2 large Eggs, room temperature

For the filling:

· 3/4 cup Purecane Zero Calorie Brown Sugar Substitute

· 2 tbsp. Butter, softened to room temperature

· Zest of 1 Orange

· 2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon

· 1/4 tsp. Ground Nutmeg

For the icing:

· Purecane Confectioners Sweetener

· Milk of choice

· Orange Zest


Day 1:

1. In a small bowl, whisk together the warm milk and active dry yeast. Set aside in a warm environment for 5 minutes, until foamy.

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).

Day 2:

5. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the filling ingredients.

6. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface into a 14x9" rectangle.

7.  Spread the softened butter over the dough, leaving a 1/4" margin along the edges.

8. Rub the brown sugar into the butter.

9. Tightly roll up the dough, trying the seal the edges best possible.

10. Cut into 12 equal-sized rolls with a serrated knife or cotton twine.

11.  Place them into a muffin tin that has been greased with butter.

12.  Cover and rest in a warm environment for 30 minutes - 1 hour, until doubled in size.

13.  Bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes.

14.  In the meantime, make the icing by whisking together the confectioners sugar and milk util your desired thickness.

15.  Once the cinnamon roll muffins have cooled, drizzle with the icing and orange zest. Enjoy!  

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