Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls
I love my cinnamon roll recipe so much, that it seems like I can’t help but find as many opportunities to change it up so I can share it over and over. First was the original Brown Butter Cinnamon Roll recipe, then Salted Caramel Sticky Buns, Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls, and a savory version: Garlic Cheddar Swirl Buns. I’ve been thinking that a luscious Lemon Roll would be great in the citrus months, and I’ve been dreaming of Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls for as long as I can think of. (Any other swirly bun flavors you’d like to see?) I wanted to incorporate lots of little apple chunks, my favorite Caramel Sauce, and a special Caramel Cream Cheese glaze. Our first house guests in our new apartment seemed like the perfect opportunity to make a special, decadent dessert-esque breakfast treat.
This time of year I really jump for any opportunity to combine caramel and apples, which in my book is one of the best flavor pairings of all time. The bursts of apple chunks are so perfect mixed with the tender dough, cinnamon-sugar swirl, and gooey caramel glaze. (Did I mention I’m still trying to win over my new neighbors with deliveries of treats??)
This time around I experimented with preparing the rolls ahead of time, and then chilling in the fridge until the next morning when I was ready to bake them bright and early. The whole process of these takes less than 2 hours normally, but I loved this option for those mornings when you want to be eating these 3o minutes after waking up! Making ahead would be perfect for special occasion breakfasts when you want as much prepared in advance as possible!
*Make ahead option: Proof rolls as instructed, but instead of baking, cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight (or up to 24 hours) until ready to bake. Let rolls rest at room temperature while oven is preheating and then bake as directed.
Base recipe adapted from All Recipes
Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls
For the Icing
Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
*Make ahead option: Proof rolls as instructed, but instead of baking, cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight (or up to 24 hours) until ready to bake. Let rolls rest at room temperature while oven is preheating and then bake as directed. Base recipe adapted from All Recipes
I am pretty much destined to have these in my life. LOVE that caramel icing!
I love all of your cinnamon rolls! Making the dough the night before seems like the perfect solution for an early breakfast or brunch treat.
I literally gained 5lbs reading this. Wow! SO GOOD!! <3 cannot wait to try! :)
*wiping the drool off of my keyboard*
Caramel & apples no brainer add that to cinnamon rolls. truly amazing
Obviously I love these ;)
Did you stop at one? I could not, they look too yummy.
They look dangerously good looking, love the icing.
Your new neighbours will not only be won over, but you’ll not get them to leave if you offer them these. I love the apple caramel combination and can’t wait to try them. I think some spicy pumpkin latte cinnamon rolls would be good to try too. Thanks for these!
These look awesome! Every Christmas Eve I make cinnamon rolls and let them rise in the fridge overnight so they’re perfect for going straight into the oven in the morning. I’ll have to try this variety…looks so so good :)
I have been dying to make a caramel apple version of cinnamon rolls too! These look delicious!
For no reason i picture this made with goat cheese.. i dont know why.. sound like a weird experiment dont you think?
We’re caramel apple twins today! :) It’s one of my fall favorites for sure, and I am in love with this idea. I wish I had the ingredients on hand to throw a batch together tonight to enjoy tomorrow morning!
You literally read my mind! These look like the perfect treat for an afternoon get-together with my best friends!
These look amazing! Perfect fall breakfast!
OMG Weekend breakfast mystery SOLVED!
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Rub that beautiful belly, lovely Audra!
The morning you posted these on Instagram, I honestly leaned over to my husband in bed with my phone and we said in unison, “OH MY GOD.” In other words, these are happening this weekend. Thank you for that funny experience, Audra! These rolls look to die for!
That is so funny Georgia! Thanks for sharing that sweet little story :)
I would love to try these, but I eat gluten free. i will look for a recipe on one of those sites to make these. If i can’t find one, maybe I will compare a recipe to yours and come up with my own recipe.
Amazing! I’m coming over for the leftovers!