Cinnamon Roll Blondies

These Cinnamon Roll Blondies are a chewy blondie with brown sugar and cinnamon swirled in and topped with cream cheese frosting. The yummy flavors of a cinnamon roll without the trouble of yeast.Cinnamon Roll Blondies - blondies with brown sugar and cinnamon swirled in and topped with cream cheese frosting. The yummy flavors of a cinnamon roll without the trouble of yeast. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comMy husband was fitted for his first ever custom suit a month ago and just got it back yesterday. He suits in the past have always been really baggy. He’s 6’6″ and 240 lbs so it’s hard to find a suit that fits his athletic body. I know, I know. I have a hard time finding pants short enough for my short legs and wide enough for my breeder hips so I can imagine how terrible it must be to be so athletic that you can’t find clothes that fit your perfect V-shape and long legs. Boo-hoo.

When I saw him in his fitted suit my first thought was that he looked European – super tailored suit on a tall, dark guy. He looked good but extremely uncomfortable. We went back on forth all night over whether looking good was worth being uncomfortable. The fitted look is in, right? Don’t ask me. Fashion isn’t my thing. I have one pile of clothes that I call “mom clothes” for playing with the kids and another pile for date night. Someone help me. Take skinny jeans – I never jumped on the skinny jean wagon. Partly because my body refused to cooperate and partly because I just wasn’t a fan of the look. I was happy to watch that trend come and go. Wait…it’s gone, right?

I can promise that these Cinnamon Roll Blondies will not help you get in your skinny jeans. They start with a buttery blondie base that I use for a lot of desserts, then I added a brown sugar cinnamon swirl, and cream cheese frosting. These were inspired when I was at the grocery store and got a whiff of cinnamon that made me melt in the knees. And you know how much cinnamon anything like these Soft Cinnamon Rolls and this Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake.
Cinnamon Roll Blondies - blondies with brown sugar and cinnamon swirled in and topped with cream cheese frosting. The yummy flavors of a cinnamon roll without the trouble of yeast. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com
Spoon the cinnamon/brown sugar filling over the top and swirl in with a knife. Cinnamon Roll Blondies - blondies with brown sugar and cinnamon swirled in and topped with cream cheese frosting. The yummy flavors of a cinnamon roll without the trouble of yeast. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comI could hardly wait for them to cool before I lathered them with cream cheese frosting. Cinnamon Roll Blondies - blondies with brown sugar and cinnamon swirled in and topped with cream cheese frosting. The yummy flavors of a cinnamon roll without the trouble of yeast. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comThat’s why my frosting started to get a little soft. No one seemed to mind. Cinnamon Roll Blondies - blondies with brown sugar and cinnamon swirled in and topped with cream cheese frosting. The yummy flavors of a cinnamon roll without the trouble of yeast. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comThe edges were a little chewy with a soft center and with the cream cheese frosting on top…oh my goodness. We were fighting over the crumbs of these.

Cinnamon Roll Blondies
 
Serves: 16 servings
Ingredients
Blondies:
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flour
Cinnamon Swirl:
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Frosting:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Line an 8x8 baking dish with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. For the Blondies: In a large bowl, cream together the melted butter and brown sugar. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined. Add the salt and flour and mix until smooth. Spread mixture in the prepared pan.
  3. For the Filling: In a small bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Spoon dollops of the mixture over the blondie batter. With a knife, swirl the mixture into the batter.
  4. Bake for 23-28 minutes or until center isn't jiggly (mine was done at 23 minutes but my oven cooks fast). Cool completely.
  5. For the frosting: In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Once the ingredients have combined, whip the frosting until fluffy. If your ingredients are softened you shouldn't have to add any milk but you can add a dash if needed.
  6. Frost the cooled blondies and sprinkle with additional cinnamon if desired.
Notes
Recipe Source: The Girl Who Ate Everything

If you’re obsessed with cinnamon rolls you’ll also like these:

Soft Cinnamon Rolls - no-fail cinnamon rolls that are so soft and covered with cream cheese frosting. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comSoft Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake - the-girl-who-ate-everything.com Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake

Cinnamon Roll Cake - the-girl-who-ate-everything.comCinnamon Roll Cake

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Christy is the voice behind The Girl Who Who Ate Everything! She is no stranger to making meals that kids and adults will love. She grew up in Mesa, Arizona as the youngest of ten kids. She can always be found in her kitchen with music playing and cooking with her kids. She published her first cookbook in 2014. She loves party food that gets the conversations going!

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  1. Yum to all – thank you.

  2. You and I think a lot alike! I think a suit should look good but be comfy too, not comfy like an old pair of jeans but comfy enough to look forward to wearing it. I too, wish I had a tall athletic body, but alas, tis not to be!! Your cinnamon roll blondies look super good and something I may have to try this weekend!

  3. Ok, for me comfort guides the way I dress….but, having said that….I thought the suit was a “custom” fit? So, he should be comfortable! Go back and have them take a look at it again, maybe some adjustments can be made. I don’t suppose you’d consider sending a photo….

  4. What a genius idea! I’ve never made a blondie before – why bother when brownies exist?! but I think I’ll have to make these!

  5. Annette Oldaker says:

    What is the purpose of the tin foil lining the pan? Could you just put badder in pan without foil?

  6. Ooh yummy for my tummy!

  7. Blondies are my fave! What a great idea!

  8. Hi! This looks delicious and I LOVE that I don’t have to use yeast, but is it supposed to have baking soda in it? thanks 🙂

  9. I don’t think I have an 8×8 pan…how would you suggest modifying for 9×13? Thanks!

  10. I made this for fhe tonight. All 5 kiddos loved it and so did we adults! Glad you added it to your favorites from 2015–I’d forgotten I had wanted to make it. Thanks!!

  11. I made these this week and they were a huge hit! They are rich, chewy and so delicious. My husband and I were fighting over the last one. I love that it gives you the cinnamon roll vibe I was craving without the time and hassle using yeast. They were very simple, and good for breakfast or dessert. I am definitely going to make these again! (The only reason I rated 4 starts is because for some reason my computer would not let me highlight that 5th star)

  12. Kathryn Miller says:

    We are loving the cinnamon roll blondies. Easy to make and easier to eat.