Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls

Do you remember those amazing cinnamon rolls I posted a couple weeks ago? You want to know how to make an amazing breakfast recipe even better? Add a classic breakfast fruit – blueberries! I figured since blueberries make great muffins and pancakes, they would almost make great cinnamon rolls. Hubby was obviously on board with this idea.

Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls

I set out to find recipes for blueberry cinnamon rolls. After finding a variety of recipes out there, I decided to use the dough from the cinnamon rolls I previously posted and just kind of make it up for the filling.

Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls

I knew I wanted to have some cooked blueberries to give a gooey-oozey factor to the filling, but I also wanted some raw berries thrown in there to give that juiciness when you bite into it. I also wanted the filling to have the classic punch-you-in-the-face cinnamon flavor. So after spreading the cooked blueberry jam onto the dough, I topped it with some cinnamon sugar.

Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls

I love how beautiful the color of the filling in these cinnamon rolls came out. It’s that perfect purplish blue color that comes only from fresh blueberries.

Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls

As with the “plain” cinnamon rolls (if you can even call them plain), I topped these Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls with some cream cheese frosting that I had leftover in the fridge (here is the recipe to my Go-To Cream Cheese Frosting). Hubby and I gobbled these up and then took leftovers to work to share them with our coworkers.

Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls

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Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls

Everyone loves cinnamon rolls for breakfast. These guys have a blueberry and cinnamon filling!

Yield: makes 24

Ingredients:

For the Dough
2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
4 cup flour
1/2 cup flour
1/2 heaping tsp baking powder
1/2 scant tsp baking soda
1/2 tbsp salt

For the Blueberry Filling
1 pint blueberries
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2-3 teaspoons lemon juice
3/4 cup water

Additional Blueberries for Sprinkling
1 pint blueberries
2 Tbsp sugar
4 Tbsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp flour
1 batch Cream Cheese Frosting

Directions:

For the Blueberry Filling
In a small saucepan, combine 1 pint of the blueberries, sugar and cornstarch. Stir in lemon juice and water. Turn heat to medium and cook, stirring often, until mixture begins to thicken slight. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

For the Dough
Mix whole milk, vegetable oil and sugar in a pan. Scald to 150 degrees. Let cool until lukewarm (~45 minutes). Sprinkle in yeast and let sit. Then add 4 C flour, stir mixture together. Cover and let sit for one hour.

Add 1/2 C flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir mixture together.

Divide the dough in half. Sprinkle surface generously with flour and form into a rectangle, roll the dough thin, maintaining a rectangular shape. Spread half of the blueberry filling onto the dough. Sprinkle half of the additional blueberries for sprinkling on top. Roll the dough toward you. Pinch the seam to seal it. Grease foil cake or pie pans. Cut rolls 3/4 to 1 inch thick and lay in greased pans. Repeat with other half of dough and blueberry filling.

Cover the rolls and let sit for 30 minutes.

Bake at 375 for 15 to 18 minutes.

Generously drizzle frosting over warm rolls after they come out of the oven.

Dough recipe from The Pioneer Woman

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7 Responses to “Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls”

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    Christina @ This Woman Cooks! — August 22, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    I love blueberries in pancakes and waffles. They’ve gotta be good in cinnamon rolls too!

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    Ashley O. @ The Vegetable Life — August 22, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Yum! I have always wanted to make my own cinnamon rolls but have always been a tad nervous about he process!!! These look amazing with the blueberries!!

    P.S. I found your blog today when you posted that you were from Boston on Tina’s blog! I am from just outside of Boston too!

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    nicole — September 1, 2011 at 3:41 am

    these look amazing. I love cinnamon rolls, and this combo sounds great!

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    Kelly Delafield — October 21, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Can you tell me how to make the frosting?

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    Maureen — April 9, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    I love the blueberry, I tried swapping them with raspberries and they were just as good if not better. Love the base recipe.

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    Aimee — July 3, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    I made these today cheating with crescent roll dough. They were amazing!

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    cindy chisholm — February 16, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Da bomb! Brilliant, as well as yummy:)
    Thank you! I will make an impression at brunch tomorrow..lol

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