Espresso Glazed Cinnamon Rolls are a decadently comforting breakfast! Why not have your coffee and roll all in one? A classic, sweet pastry dough is coated with a warm, cinnamon-sugar butter, rolled into perfect cinnamon rolls and baked until light and fluffy. An espresso-infused glaze drizzled over the top makes these cinnamon rolls hard to forget!
Tips for Making Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
When it comes to making homemade cinnamon rolls, it can seem like a daunting task, but let yourself have fun with it! There’s just something so gratifying about rolling out a yeasted dough that rose to fluffy perfection. It’s a labor of love!
Tip 1: give yourself grace and patience! When you are working with a yeast dough vs. a dough with baking powder/soda, it can be more tempermental. Meaning, it can change from day to day! Even weather conditions can effect it, so if your dough turns out differently than the first time you made it, don’t sweat it!
Tip 2: make sure your yeast isn’t expired or hasn’t been sitting in the back of your refrigerator too long. Fresh, active yeast works the best!
Tip 3: have fun!
Equipment Needed for these Cinnamon Rolls
One thing I love about this cinnamon roll dough: no kneeding required! That’s right!
In fact, everything comes together in one bowl. Making this a hassle-free yeast dough to work with.
Here’s what you’ll need:
How to Make an Espresso Glaze
Topping these fluffy cinnamon rolls off with an espresso glaze is literally the icing on the cake. It’s so good! How can you go wrong with the combination of coffee and cinnamon roll? You just can’t.
All you have to do for this decadent glaze is whisk together powdered sugar, milk, espresso powder and vanilla until decadently smooth.
This is the espresso powder I like to use! Make sure you do grab espresso powder and not instant coffee.
There’s nothing quite like baking a batch of homemade cinnamon rolls in your oven. It just fills your house with such warmth and happiness!
Pro tip: if you are eating these cinnamon rolls the next day or so after baking, microwave them for about 30 seconds to get that decadently warm cinnamon roll feel! It’s a must!
Looking for another cinnamon roll recipe? Check out the crowd favorite, Almond Glazed Cinnamon Rolls!
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