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Apple Walnut Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

To celebrate the arrival of my first overnight guests last weekend, I decided to come up with an overnight breakfast recipe and I had just bought some insanely delicious (and massive!) Honeycrisp apples.

Apple Walnut Cinnamon Rolls Recipe : So Very Blessed - These Apple Walnut Cinnamon Rolls are my go-to breakfast recipe when I have out of town guests, because I can make them the night before. It's kind of like eating apple pie for breakfast...except way better.

This recipe is fantastic, because you can prep it all the night before, so there’s nothing to do in the morning except let it rise a little and bake!

Apple Walnut Cinnamon Rolls Recipe : So Very Blessed - These Apple Walnut Cinnamon Rolls are my go-to breakfast recipe when I have out of town guests, because I can make them the night before. It's kind of like eating apple pie for breakfast...except way better.

I didn’t used to be a huge fan of nuts and it’s really easy to leave them out of half or all if that’s the case for you, but they sure do add a delicious crunch (and an extra dose of protein)!

Apple Walnut Cinnamon Rolls Recipe : So Very Blessed - These Apple Walnut Cinnamon Rolls are my go-to breakfast recipe when I have out of town guests, because I can make them the night before. It's kind of like eating apple pie for breakfast...except way better.

 

It’s kind of like eating apple pie for breakfast…except it’s fluffier and more delicious. Apple Walnut Cinnamon Rolls Recipe : So Very Blessed - These Apple Walnut Cinnamon Rolls are my go-to breakfast recipe when I have out of town guests, because I can make them the night before. It's kind of like eating apple pie for breakfast...except way better.

There is a sweet apple crunch, caramel-y brown sugar filling, buttery soft bread, and sweet vanilla icing that you can’t help but love!

Apple Walnut Cinnamon Rolls : So Very Blessed

Apple Walnut Cinnamon Rolls

Yield: 12

Ingredients

For the Dough

  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 2 Tbs butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 1/2 – 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp bread machine yeast

For the Filling

  • 4-5 Tbs butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbs ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup apple, finely diced

For the Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 Tbs milk

Instructions

  1. Put all dough ingredients into bread machine, according to manufacturer’s instructions. Set to dough cycle.
  2. When dough cycle is complete, remove dough. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 15"x12" rectangle.
  3. Spread the softened butter over dough. Sprinkle the brown sugar, cinnamon, walnuts, and apple evenly over dough.
  4. Starting with the longest side closest to you, tightly roll up the dough, lightly pinching the end to seal the roll.
  5. Cut the roll into 12 equal pieces.
  6. Place rolls in a single layer in a greased 9×13 baking dish.
  7. Cover and keep in refrigerator overnight.
  8. Remove rolls from refrigerator and place into cold oven. Fill a dish with boiling water and set on the rack below the rolls. Close oven door.
  9. Let rolls rise for about 30 minutes.
  10. Remove rolls and water pan from oven, turn oven on, and preheat to 375 degrees.
  11. Bake rolls for 20 minutes.
  12. Prepare the glaze by mixing together the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and milk.
  13. Remove rolls from oven. Either pour glaze over the entire pan or roll-by-roll, according to your taste.

crystal owen

Wednesday 2nd of May 2018

how could this be done without a bread machine?

Becky

Wednesday 2nd of May 2018

Hi Crystal!

You will want to combine the warm milk, yeast (it's fine to still use bread machine yeast), and sugar. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes until it gets foamy. Add the remaining dough ingredients and knead the dough for about 10 minutes. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a dish towel, and let it rise for an hour to an hour and a half (until it's about doubled in size).

Then just follow the rest of the recipe as written.

I hope that helps!

Becky

Wednesday 1st of May 2013

Thanks Rachel! They're our go-to breakfast when company comes! We really enjoy them!

Rachel Young

Wednesday 1st of May 2013

Wow! Becky those rolls look sooo good! Can't wait to try this recipe sometime.

Becky (So Very Blessed)

Monday 18th of February 2013

Thank you, doodlebugmom!

P.S. Super cute screen name!

Becky (So Very Blessed)

Monday 18th of February 2013

Thank you so much, Courtney! I LOVE when I can shock my husband with food! Sugar cookies is the one that knocks my husband over in surprise, because they make SUCH a mess! I'm talking flour-covered everything within a 5 foot radius of me! I avoid making them at all costs. ;-) These aren't bad, though - I promise!

I hope you and your husband love these!

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