McDonald's Cinnamon Melts copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur
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McDonald's Cinnamon Melts

Score: 4.75. Votes: 8
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Everyone knows the center of a cinnamon roll is the best part. With that in mind, McDonald's designed a cinnamon pastry where every bite is coated with the same deliciously gooey cinnamon and brown sugar filling that you discover only after working your way through the dry, doughy part of traditional cinnamon rolls. It's sort of like monkey bread, whereby chunks of dough are tossed in cinnamon sugar and then baked in a deep cake pan. The difference with this copycat McDonald's cinnamon melts recipe is that the filling is mixed with margarine and spooned onto the dough chunks in layers. And you bake this in small, single-serving portions. As it turns out, a Texas-size muffin tin, which has cups that are about twice the size of a standard muffin tin, is the perfect pan for this. You can also use disposable aluminum pot pie pans that many markets carry. Since this recipe makes a dozen servings, dig this: After the McDonald's cinnamon melts have cooled, cover and freeze them. When you need a quick breakfast pastry or late-night snack, simply remove a melt from the pan, microwave for 35 seconds, or until hot (this is how McDonald's heats it, too), and you're instantly teleported to cinnamon roll paradise.

Cinnamon Roll fans may also want to try my clone recipe for Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls here

Source: Top Secret Recipes Unlocked by Todd Wilbur.

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  • 1 package active dry yeast (1/4 ounce)
  • 1/2 cup warm water (105 to 110 degrees F)
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Ottilie - South Africa
Feb 10, 2013, 22:00

WOW, what a great recipe!! It's a very easy recipe, it takes a while due to the proofing time - proofing time cut in half by using Instant yeast. Love it!! Thanks Todd!!

Kathy - Australia
Jul 10, 2007, 22:00

As soon as I read the description I went straight to the cupboard to see if I had all the ingrediants. Darn! I had to go to the shop. My daughter and I whipped these delicious treats up after school and OMG! they are unbelievable. I made a double batch of the frosting as you can never have too much frosting. Glad I did as I think they need a little bit more. I would give this a 10 out of 5 rating if I could.

I'm Todd Wilbur,
Chronic Food Hacker

For 30 years I've been deconstructing America's most iconic brand-name foods to make the best original clone recipes for you to use at home. Welcome to my lab.

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