Homemade Apple Cinnamon Rolls

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Fall was a time my family and I spent at the apple orchards.

We picked far too many apples, drank cider and ate donuts that were tossed in cinnamon sugar.

We then baked, and baked, and baked some more. And somehow, we never seemed to be able to make a dent in the large bushels of apples we brought home.

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I made this recipe for Hussein three years ago, when I decided to make cinnamon rolls at home instead of heading out to Cinnabun!

I added some sauteed Granny Smith apples and my homemade apple cinnamon rolls were born!

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Be sure to give your dough sufficient time to rise, before rolling out. Also, when cutting the cinnamon rolls, use a very sharp knife and use a back and forth motion to slice thru.

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Homemade Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Homemade Apple Cinnamon Rolls
Serves 15
Delicious sweet, homemade cinnamon rolls with a Granny Smith apple and nut filling.
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Prep Time
1 hr 15 min
Cook Time
35 min
Prep Time
1 hr 15 min
Cook Time
35 min
328 calories
55 g
32 g
10 g
5 g
5 g
114 g
172 g
29 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 328
Calories from Fat 91
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 32mg
Sodium 172mg
Total Carbohydrates 55g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 29g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  2. 1/2 cup warm water
  3. 1/2 warm milk
  4. 1/3 cup melted butter
  5. 1/4 cup sugar
  6. 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  7. 1 egg
  8. 3 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  1. 2 1/2 cups finely chopped, peeled, cored Granny Smith apples
  2. 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  3. 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  4. 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 2 tablespoons butter
  7. 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  8. 2 tablespoons melted butter
  1. 2 cups powdered sugar
  2. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  3. 2 tablespoons milk
  1. In a large bowl, combine yeast and warm water. Set aside for five minutes.
  2. Add in melted butter, milk, sugar, salt, egg and mix well with a wooden spoon.
  3. Add in the flour and mix until a dough forms.
  4. Knead for five minutes and place into a greased bowl. Cover with a towel and allow dough to rise for 45 minutes.
  5. While dough is rising, saute diced granny smith apples with 2 tablespoons butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and brown sugar. Cook for 5-7 minutes until apples are softened but not mushy. Set aside to cool.
  6. Turn dough out onto a well floured surface and roll out using a rolling pin into a rectangle shape that is about 15 by 9 inches.
  7. Brush dough with 2 tablespoons melted butter.
  8. Spoon apples evenly over the dough, spreading to the edges. Sprinkle with pecans.
  9. Carefully roll the dough into a spiral.
  10. Use a very sharp knife to cut the cinnamon rolls into 2 inch sections.
  11. Spray a 9x13 dish with cooking spray.
  12. Place cinnamon rolls in baking dish and allow to rise.
  13. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  14. Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown.
  15. Make glaze by mixing together powdered sugar, vanilla and milk.
  16. Allow cinnamon rolls to cool and drizzle the glaze atop.
  17. Enjoy 🙂
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I’ve adapted my recipe from Food Network


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  1. My favorite cinnamon rolls on earth. They were so delicious and yum so good with coffee and with icecream for desert. Have to remake these again!

  2. Awesome recipe can’t wait to try it! However I live on an island with no powdered sugar haha any suggestions for something I can substitute for it?

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