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. Combine the blueberries, sugar, cinnamon and flour. Sprinkle half of this mixture 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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17 Responses to “Rhubarb Rolls”

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    Ellie — May 21, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    How cool! These look delicious!

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    Molly Jean — May 21, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    This totally takes me back to childhood. We ALWAYS used fresh rhubarb from our backyard to make yummy breakfast treats!

    I think I will have to make these for my parents next time they visit. They will LOVE them!

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    Holly — May 21, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Those look amazing! I’m always on the lookout for new rhubarb recipes, the season for it is so short in Western Ma, that I tend to buy WAY too much and stick in the freezer..

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    thecookingnurse — May 21, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    I have never had rhubarb before, but these look great!

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    Kerstin — May 21, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    They’re so pretty – I love family recipes!

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    Stephanie Wagner — May 21, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    I never know what to do with Rhubard, but these looks awesome!

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    ttfn300 — May 22, 2009 at 12:35 am

    divine. i want one. right now. pretty please?? 🙂

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    Mermaid Sweets — May 22, 2009 at 3:32 am

    I love your recipes, lactose free and awesome, I will def. have to try this. Ps. we should team up and do something lactose free together in solidarity!

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    Jen — May 22, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Thanks everyone – seriously if you have rhubarb hanging around. Make these. You won’t regret it.

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    alexandjess — May 22, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    I’m a little lost. The ingredients list mentions 5 c. rhubarb (and you break it into 3 c. for the filling and 2 c. for the sauce) but I don’t see in the step-by-step instructions when/where/how the 2 c. of rhubarb are used. Please help!
    Thanks!

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    Jen — May 26, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    alexandjess – thanks for catching my mistake. I added the instructions about the sauce into the post, but you make the sauce by boiling 2 cups cut rhubarb, 1 cup sugar, 1 1/3 cups water. The rhubarb for the sauce can be cut in large chunks because it all falls apart anyways.

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    Nancy — May 26, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Your sisters made the rhubarb rolls and stuffed dates yesterday for our Memorial Day cookout. They were delicious!!!! Can’t wait to have another piece tonight for desert. I have a new recipe for potato salad that is delish….let me know if you want me to pass on.

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    natasha — June 12, 2009 at 3:35 am

    i made these tonight and they went awry for a series of reasons that were my fault and won’t go all into…. one thing i did though was use half rhubarb and half strawberries, which sounded delish but i didn’t cut the sugar enough and i think that also made things more watery. my question though, is whether by ‘shortening’ you specifically mean something like crisco or whether you just mean butter or margarine or anything like that. i used butter and didn’t see how i could get away with a little ‘stirring’ before rolling. i tried to cut it in with a pastry blender, but in the end maybe that was too much action for the dough as it seemed a little gummy after cooking….

    i’d appreciate any advice!

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    Jen — June 12, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    natasha – I use Crisco for the dough. I think that’s what my dad always uses as well. Hopefully that is what caused the gumminess. Sorry they didn’t turn out for you.

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    GS — August 6, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    My family has been making these for years. I have used butter or margarine to cut into the flour mixture for the dough and have never had a problem. I always roll my dough out into a rectangle and when I cut the rolls they NEVER look as neat as the ones you have pictured! I have added strawberries but only in the sauce. My mom liked to add red food coloring to make it look more rosy. We bake for 20 minutes before pouring on the sauce and then another 20 minutes. I have to make it every spring in honor of my mom.

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    dev — September 12, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    my grandma recipe calls thesr soringtime rollypoly, and can ad what ever frozen berries you have , frozen is the least messy

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    dev — September 12, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    sorry thats springtime rollypolly

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