Easy And Delicious Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls

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These homemade cinnamon rolls are about to become your new breakfast (or dessert) obsession. They’re light, flaky, and bursting with warm cinnamon flavor, all thanks to the magic of store-bought puff pastry. No need to spend hours kneading dough – this recipe comes together in under an hour, perfect for busy mornings or weekend treats.

Ingredients:

Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls
Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls

1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed (about 15 oz)

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • Instructions:

    1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. Unfold the puff pastry sheet onto a lightly floured surface. Gently roll it out to a 12×16 inch rectangle.
    3. In a small bowl, combine the softened butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Spread this mixture evenly over the entire surface of the puff pastry dough.
    4. Starting from a long edge, roll the dough up tightly into a log. Pinch the seam to seal.
    5. Using a sharp knife, cut the log into 12 equal slices. Place the slices cut-side down on the prepared baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches of space between each roll.
    6. Whisk together the egg and milk in a small bowl. Brush the tops of each cinnamon roll with the egg wash mixture.
    7. Sprinkle the tops of the rolls generously with granulated sugar.
    8. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the rolls are golden brown and puffed through.
    9. Let the rolls cool slightly on the baking sheet before serving. Enjoy warm with your favorite frosting or glaze (optional).

    Nutrition Facts (per serving):

    Calories: 400

  • Fat: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Cholesterol: 50mg
  • Sodium: 180mg
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Sugar: 30g
  • Protein: 5g

  • Conclusion:

    These puff pastry cinnamon rolls are a delightful twist on the classic recipe. They’re incredibly easy to make, perfect for baking beginners and experienced bakers alike. With their flaky crust, warm cinnamon filling, and sugary topping, they’re sure to be a crowd-pleaser. So ditch the complicated dough and whip up a batch of these delicious treats – your taste buds will thank you!

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    1. Can I use a different type of puff pastry?

    Yes, you can use all-butter puff pastry for a richer flavor. However, regular puff pastry will still work well in this recipe.

    2. What can I do if my puff pastry is too tough?

    If your puff pastry is difficult to roll out, let it thaw for a few extra minutes at room temperature. You can also gently massage the dough with your fingertips to soften it slightly.

    3. Do I have to use brown sugar?

    You can substitute the brown sugar with granulated sugar, but the brown sugar adds a deeper molasses flavor that complements the cinnamon perfectly.

    4. How can I store leftover cinnamon rolls?

    Store leftover cinnamon rolls in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. You can also reheat them in the microwave for a few seconds until warmed through.

    5. Can I freeze these cinnamon rolls?

    Yes, you can freeze these cinnamon rolls before baking. Simply prepare them as instructed, then place them on a baking sheet and freeze for up to 3 months. Bake them frozen at 400°F (200°C) for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.