NEW

Deviled Egg Salad

Deviled Egg Salad is everything that is loved about a deviled egg in a classic egg salad form. Creamy mayo, Dijon mustard and fresh dill are mixed together with chopped hard boiled eggs until perfectly decadent. Top with a sprinkle of paprika to give it the extra...

Easter Menu Ideas

With Easter right around the corner, I've got several different delicious menu ideas for you! Whether you are hosting brunch, bringing a side dish or having a dinner, you'll be covered with all things Easter Menu Ideas.Easter Breakfast/Brunch Ideas Herb Candied Bacon...

Banana Cream Pudding

Banana Cream Pudding is an old-fashioned dessert brought back to life. A homemade, vanilla pudding is folded together with whipped cream until light and fluffy. Layered together with the classic Nilla wafers and sliced banana, each spoonful is loaded full of fluffy,...

Brie Stuffed Prosciutto Wrapped Orange Chicken

Brie Stuffed Prosciutto Wrapped Orange Chicken may seem like a mouth-full to say, but it is a mouth-full of deliciousness! Chicken breasts are stuffed with creamy Brie cheese, wrapped with salty prosciutto, glazed with an orange marmalade and baked until perfectly...

Maple Bacon Brussel Sprouts

Maple Bacon Brussel Sprouts are an addicting side dish! Fresh brussel sprouts are tossed together with chopped bacon, seasonings and a good maple syrup. Baked until golden brown and crispy, each bite is loaded full of flavor! You have to try this dang good way to make...

Carrot Zucchini Morning Glory Muffins

Carrot Zucchini Morning Glory Muffins is a scrumptious muffin recipe loaded full of goodies! From shredded carrot and zucchini, to walnuts and raisins, these muffins are delicious from the inside out. Made with coconut oil and sprinkled with cinnamon to reflect the...

Butterscotch Pudding

Butterscotch Pudding is an old-fashioned dessert that never went out of style. A homemade, luscious butterscotch pudding is topped with whipped cream and toffee bits for the perfect balance of creamy and crunchy. Each spoonful will take you back in time!Ingredients...

Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels are a fun, delicious snack or appetizer! Ground chicken is sautéd with your favorite buffalo sauce, spread across pizza dough with cheese, rolled up and cut into the perfect pinwheels. Bake until they are golden brown and delicious and serve...

Baked Cream Cheese Pasta

Baked Cream Cheese Pasta is a creamier, more decadent version of the viral sensation, Baked Feta Pasta. Cream cheese and grape tomatoes are coated with olive oil. butter, fresh herbs and garlic and baked until golden brown and bubbly. Stir it all together with your...

Grand Rapids, MI Travel Guide

With our best friends now living in Grand Rapids, MI, we just knew it would be a matter of time before we visited! This travel guide will not only have my input, but also snippets from Haley, who now calls Grand Rapids home! From food, to fun to the places to stay,...

Rustic Potato Soup

Rustic Potato Soup is a soup recipe that you will want to turn to again and again. We're keeping things rustic by simmering mini halved potatoes in a decadent broth of chicken stock, herbs and cream. Top the potato soup with crispy bacon, shredded cheddar and chopped...

Honey Cajun Salmon Bowls

Honey Cajun Salmon Bowls are a simple, yet delicious way to get dinner on the table! Fresh salmon filets are evenly coated with a homemade honey cajun sauce and baked to perfection along with green and red bell peppers. Serve in bowls of coconut rice for the ultimate...

Almond Glazed Cinnamon Rolls

Almond Glazed Cinnamon Rolls are a perfectly warm and gooey cinnamon roll. A sweet dough layered with a cinnamon-sugar butter is rolled into perfect spirals and baked until golden brown. Whisk together a quick glaze of powdered sugar, milk and a dash of almond extract and pour all over the tops of the rolls straight from the oven. The result is a decadent cinnamon roll best served warm as the almond glaze coats the fluffy sides. The best kind of breakfast treat!

Cinnamon rolls can seem like a daunting task to take on, but if you have a little time and patience, you will definitely reap the reward! Plus, it really isn’t as bad as you think. Let’s break it down:

How to make the dough:

Start out by making the dough. You whisk together the yeast with a little warm water to activate it before folding it in with the melted butter, milk, sugar, eggs, flour and salt. Gently form the dough into a ball, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set somewhere warm to rise for a couple hours, such as a sunny spot, on top of a warm oven or in front of a fire place. Charlee made sure the dough rose properly for me.

Tips for rolling out the dough:

When rolling out the cinnamon roll dough, make sure that you have a well-floured surface so that it doesn’t stick. I like to spread a little flour on my rolling pin as well so that it can properly get the job done. A counter top or marble board works best as a surface to roll it out on. Working with gentle strokes from your rolling pin, roll the dough out into a large rectangle-type shape until the dough is a little bit thinner than 1/2 an inch thick.

After you spread the cinnamon-sugar-butter mixture all over the top of the dough, it’s time to roll it up into a log! My main tip with this is to take it slow and try to roll it into a snuggly tight roll. You want those swirls!

When you are ready to cut the cinnamon rolls into slices, I recommend using a very sharp knife (I actually used a meat carving knife!) or you can try your take on utilizing dental floss. My preference is a knife, but that’s just me. 

Snuggly tuck the cinnamon rolls into a greasted 9×13 pan, or let them bake separated apart on a baking sheet. Either way, you will have some delicious swirls!

The best timing to glaze the cinnamon rolls:

Finally, after the rolls come out of the oven, pour the almond glaze over the top and watch the magic happen. The warm rolls get perfectly coated as the glaze rolls into every nook and cranny. The center piece is definitely mine!

Whether you are making these Almond Glazed Cinnamon Rolls for a fun project, weekend brunch or to feed your family, they will definitely be a hit! I highly recommend serving these cinnamon rolls warm, as that is when they truly shine. Even if they are a couple days old, simply stick your roll in the microwave for about 30 seconds and you are on your way to cinnamon roll heaven!

Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Almond Glazed Cinnamon Rolls


1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (7 votes, average: 4.71 out of 5)
Loading...

  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Prep Time: 3 hours
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours, 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cinnamon rolls 1x

Description

Almond Glazed Cinnamon Rolls are a perfectly warm and gooey cinnamon roll. A sweet dough layered with a cinnamon-sugar butter is rolled into perfect spirals and baked until golden brown. Whisk together a quick glaze of powdered sugar, milk and a dash of almond extract and pour all over the tops of the rolls straight from the oven. The result is a decadent cinnamon roll best served warm as the almond glaze coats the fluffy sides. The best kind of breakfast treat!


Ingredients

Scale

For the dough:

  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup sugar, plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, melted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

For the filling:

  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon

For the almond glaze:

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk, plus 3 tablespoons
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Instructions

For the dough:

  1. In a small bowl, gently whisk together the yeast with the warm water and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter and milk. Whisk in the remaining 1/2 cup sugar and 2 eggs until smooth. Whisk in the yeast mixture. Add in the flour and salt and use a rubber spatula to gently fold it into the wet mixture until a dough forms. Gently form it into a loose ball.
  3. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set in a warm area, such as the sunlight, a warm oven top or in front of a fireplace, and allow it to rise for 2 hours. After the dough has risen, gently roll it out onto a floured surface into a large rectangle that is about 1/4 inch thick.

For the filling:

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, add in the softened butter, sugar and cinnamon and mix on low-medium speed until light and fluffy, about a minute. Evenly spread the filing mixture on top of the rolled out dough, leaving about 1/2 inch exposed on all the sides.

To prepare the cinnamon rolls:

  1. Starting at one end of the rectangle of dough, gently, but firmly, roll the dough into a log. Use a very sharp knife, cut the log into 1 1/2 inch slices. Gently place the sliced cinnamon rolls into a greased 9×13 pan, swirl side up. Or onto a parchment-lined baking sheet to have individual cinnamon rolls.
  2. Cover with a dish towel and allow to rise again for 30 minutes. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Bake the cinnamon rolls for about 25 minutes, or until the tops are slightly golden brown and the centers are set.

For the glaze:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk and almond extract until a smooth, glossy glaze forms. After the cinnamon rolls have come out of the oven and cooled slightly, evenly pour the glaze over the tops of the cinnamon rolls. Enjoy!

Notes

  • These cinnamon rolls are best served warm! Even if you make them in advance or if they are a couple days old, pop your cinnamon roll into the microwave for about 30 seconds and it will be perfect!
  • These last very well. Let them cool completely before covering and storing them in a cool, dry place or countertop.

Share the love!

If you make this recipe and love it as much as I do, I’d love to hear from you! Comment below, rate the recipe, or share a picture tagging @kjandcompany or using #kjandcompany so that I can see your fun pictures 🙂

Thanks for following and cooking along with me!

 

Previous

Next

4 Comments

  1. Chelsea P

    Oh my goodness! These are AMAZING! I followed the recipe step by step and they turned out unbelievably good! This is my second time baking with yeast, so I am no expert at all when it comes to yeasted doughs, but I am so incredibly proud of myself! My family loved these treats! Thank you!

    Reply
    • KJ

      That’s so awesome to hear, Chelsea! Sounds like you are on your way to be a yeast-baking pro! 🙂

      Reply
  2. Heidi

    These are so good! I even made a few mistakes along the way and they still turned out really well! Highly recommend making these! 🙂

    Reply
    • KJ

      I’m so glad you liked them, Heidi! Thank you so much for giving them a try! 🙂

      Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipes and Posts Straight to your Inbox

Recipes and Posts Straight to your Inbox

Please enter your email and name below.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This