These rise-and-shine favorites are too delicious to pass up.
December 30, 2015
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Cinnamon Rolls with Dates
Whether you're hanging out in your pj's or hosting overnight guests, you can't go wrong with serving cinnamon rolls and sticky buns. Our recipe collection delivers a morning repast of classics and some fun new twists.
Embrace the warm and cozy aroma of cinnamon in your kitchen. These rolls deliver hints of sweet citrus and notes of dark, delicious raisins and dates.
There's no need to spend Christmas morning with your mixer; these orange-scented pinwheels freeze beautifully, reheat in just 25 minutes, and make your kitchen smell fantastic. Recruit little ones to help make the icing and spread over the rolls just before serving. These rolls would make great gifts for other harried hosts; deliver with reheating instructions and a container of the icing. To round out the morning meal, serve the rolls with a simple fruit salad and a frittata or soft-scrambled eggs.
We transform the cinnamon roll into a portable muffin that's packed with whole grains, ribboned with nutty streusel, and topped with a tart-sweet yogurt glaze. Yeasted cinnamon rolls take hours. These speedy muffins are done in just 30 minutes. Keep leftovers in an airtight container up to 4 days, or freeze up to 1 month.
Classic cinnamon rolls get a zingy update with this citrus-glazed twist.
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Glazed Golden Raisin Cinnamon Rolls
Glazed Golden Raisin Cinnamon Rolls
A family-friendly breakfast favorite, cinnamon rolls are best enjoyed with a tall glass of milk or freshly brewed coffee. These sweet yeast rolls only rise once since there is no need for gluten development.
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Spiced Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Glaze
Delicata squash is a great choice for dessert recipes. It is characterized by yellow flesh that tastes similar to sweet potatoes. Roasting it in this recipe intensifies the sweet flavor. If you can't find delicata, substitute butternut.
These cinnamon rolls will satisfy any sweet tooth, and will only cost you 200 calories. We lightened them up a bit by cutting down on butter and using skim milk in place of whole.
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Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls
For those concerned about losing flavor when baking with whole-wheat flour, rest assured. Brown sugar sweetens the filling of this breakfast treat, and powdered sugar dissolves into a milky glaze that's drizzled over the top. Your mind might think you have something to feel guilty about after indulging in one of these.
If you have leftover pizza or bread dough, put it to delicious use in this simple dinner roll recipe. These honey-brushed rolls are ready in just 11 minutes, so you can let the dough come to room temp while you prepare the rest of your meal. Then, just before dinner time, pop them in for a sticky-sweet treat with your meal. They're best served warm, but they will last a few days in an airtight container.
The dough for these rolls rises twice before being shaped, which contributes to the wonderfully rich flavor and soft texture. This recipe earned our Test Kitchens' highest rating, and it’s a 5-star hit with our readers online.
Jason raved: “We made these for a Sunday brunch, and they were the highlight of the meal. Unlike many sweet roll recipes that taste good but have a painfully small serving size, these rolls were irresistible and not wimpy little finger-size rolls! We will make these again.” We agree with Jason. Who has time for wimpy sweet rolls?
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Cinnamon-Date-Pecan Rolls with Maple Glaze
There's nothing about these sweet treats that's not absolutely wonderful. From the chewy dates and crunchy pecans inside to the buttery and yeasty dough to the maple glaze on top, they make a delicious breakfast with a hot cup of coffee. They're a worthy splurge, with just 226 calories and less than 5 grams of fat apiece.
Making homemade bread is a rewarding endeavor, and these sweet rolls are worth the effort. Starting with a soft, sour cream-enriched dough, these yeast-risen rolls bake up incredibly light and tender. Lime rind and juice offer just enough citrus to brighten the heady aroma of cardamom.
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Fig-Walnut Sticky Buns
These sweet rolls start with our all-purpose Bakery Dinner Rolls dough. We think they're delicious enough to garner our highest rating for taste and we are sure you're family will agree.
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Make-Ahead Ooey-Gooey Sticky Buns
Treat your family to an out-of-this-world weekend breakfast or brunch featuring these decadent sticky buns.
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Triple-Play Cinnamon Rolls
Three sugars go into these rolls: Granulated sweetens the dough, brown adds a light molasses flavor to the filling, and powdered sweetens the glaze. Use dental floss to make easy work of cutting the dough.
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Freezer Cinnamon-Fruit Rolls
These rolls are good for busy mornings—let them stand 30 minutes, then bake 20 minutes. Make in disposable foil pans for easy gift-giving, and present the glaze in a small jar or zip-top plastic bag with these instructions: Microwave at HIGH 15 to 30 seconds, stir or knead until smooth, and drizzle over warm rolls.