Being sick is no fun.

ESPECIALLY when I miss work.

I needs me some monies.


The only thing about being sick that is worth it…is sick food.

You know, because when you are sick…carbs really don’t count.

Calories really don’t count either.

 I’m pretty sure I had a whole sleeve of Ritz crackers in a bowl of chicken soup, 5 bowls of oatmeal + honey, and about 12 bananas w/ peanut butter & I didn’t gain a pound.

I mean, did I even use a banana as a vehicle for the peanut butter?

Probs not.

Nope, used a spoon.

Let’s be real here.

I crave comfort food when I’m sick.

Once I ordered an entire roasted turkey from boston market, spread pumpkin on each slice, and rolled them up one by one.

It’s the only thing I could stand when I came down with food poisoning last year.

Taco Cabana…rest in peace.

There are comforting aromas that are reminiscent of my sick days as a child.

My mom used to burn cinnamon candles throughout the house and make sure I was loaded up w/ campbell’s chicken noodle + sprite.

So, naturally, when I’m sick, all I can think about is this cinnamon smell.

But I want to eat it, not necessarily smell a scented candle burning beside my bed.

So, I got crafty.

Let’s make cinnamon roll mini muffins.


There’s 18 in a batch.


If you’re sick for two days that means you get to eat 9 per day.


Plus, you will work off all those calories during sleep.


Go with me here.



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Mini Cinnamon Roll Muffins
Recipe type: Muffins, Snack
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 18
All the flavors of a warm, gooey, cinnamon roll packed into a fluffy, mini muffin. Paleo, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, nut-free.
  • For the muffins:
  • ¼ c. + 2 T. light coconut milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 T. pure maple syrup
  • 1 T. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 T. coconut sugar
  • ¼ c. coconut flour
  • 1 t. pure ground cinnamon
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • For the frosting:
  • ¼ c. slightly melted coconut butter
  • 1 T. pure maple syrup
  1. For the muffins, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray a mini muffin pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the coconut milk, eggs, maple syrup, evoo, and coconut sugar.
  4. Stir in the coconut flour, cinnamon, and baking powder.
  5. Divide the batter evenly into each mini muffin cup.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of each muffin comes out clean.
  7. Let the muffins cool slightly before removing from the pan.
  8. For the frosting, whisk both ingredients together in a small mixing bowl until smooth.
  9. Place a dollop of frosting on each muffin.
  10. Devour.



  1. Wow, when I’m sick, I want nothing. That is a problem in itself. Digging that pumpkin-turkey idea though.

  2. Nicole says:

    Ok I just found your website and I’m loving ball of your recipes!!!! Can you use anything to substitute the coconut milk? Also, do you have an IG!?

    • Chelsy says:

      Nicole! Yes, you can use any other milk in place of the coconut milk. Yes, I totally have an instagram you can find it on the right side of my page its @misschelsmangia

  3. Kelsey says:

    My poor husband wanted cinnamon rolls for his bday breakfast but called to work (on a weekend!) so I am surprising him with these little morsels when he gets home… I tasted one, they are amazing!! I am using a different frosting recipe but the muffins will definitely go in my arsenal 🙂

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